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From the Ted Talk by Toni Griffin: A new vision for rebuilding Detroit

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So we came up with one neighborhood typology — there are several — called a live-make neighborhood, where flkos could reappropriate abandoned sturctuers and turn them into entrepreneurial enterprises, with a specific ehmisaps on looking at the, again, majority 82 percent African-American population. So they, too, could take businesses that they maybe were doing out of their home and grow them to more prpsoouers industries and actually aruqcie prrepoty so they were actually property owners as well as business owners in the communities with which they resided. Then we also wanted to look at other ways of using land in addition to giwnorg food and transforming landscape into much more productive uses, so that it could be used for storm water management, for example, by using surface lakes and retention ponds, that created neighborhood amenities, places of recreation, and actually hepeld to elevate adjacent property levels. Or we could use it as rcseearh plots, where we can use it to remediate contaminated soils, or we could use it to generate energy.

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So we came up with one neighborhood typology — there are several — called a live-make neighborhood, where _____ could reappropriate abandoned __________ and turn them into entrepreneurial enterprises, with a specific ________ on looking at the, again, majority 82 percent African-American population. So they, too, could take businesses that they maybe were doing out of their home and grow them to more __________ industries and actually _______ ________ so they were actually property owners as well as business owners in the communities with which they resided. Then we also wanted to look at other ways of using land in addition to _______ food and transforming landscape into much more productive uses, so that it could be used for storm water management, for example, by using surface lakes and retention ponds, that created neighborhood amenities, places of recreation, and actually ______ to elevate adjacent property levels. Or we could use it as ________ plots, where we can use it to remediate contaminated soils, or we could use it to generate energy.

Solution

  1. prosperous
  2. research
  3. helped
  4. emphasis
  5. folks
  6. structures
  7. acquire
  8. growing
  9. property

Original Text

So we came up with one neighborhood typology — there are several — called a live-make neighborhood, where folks could reappropriate abandoned structures and turn them into entrepreneurial enterprises, with a specific emphasis on looking at the, again, majority 82 percent African-American population. So they, too, could take businesses that they maybe were doing out of their home and grow them to more prosperous industries and actually acquire property so they were actually property owners as well as business owners in the communities with which they resided. Then we also wanted to look at other ways of using land in addition to growing food and transforming landscape into much more productive uses, so that it could be used for storm water management, for example, by using surface lakes and retention ponds, that created neighborhood amenities, places of recreation, and actually helped to elevate adjacent property levels. Or we could use it as research plots, where we can use it to remediate contaminated soils, or we could use it to generate energy.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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citywide planning 2
million people 2
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abandoned homes 2
square miles 2
great migration 2
school education 2
cultural entrepreneurs 2

Important Words

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