Picture a green city that's home to 1,400 urban gardens and a massive forest. A riverfront bike path connects with a transformed railway leading to the country's largest historic public market district. Restaurants dish up produce grown within city limits, and visitors stumble upon hidden pocket parks.
Now, picture a declining Rust Belt city, a place where swaths of once-developed land have returned to wilderness. Crime is rampant, streetlights are dark, and house after house stands abandoned.
These two cities must be worlds apart, right?