Detroit goes green after being in the red

Detroit goes green after being in the red

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?

Actually, the first city is modern day Detroit. So is the second. But in the midst of a green-fueled transformation, it may not look...