In “Views of Detroit,” Danish students experiment with using film as a tool for urban planning. Much of the film takes place in the grand abandoned buildings and overgrown greenspaces that dot the city. Interviews with residents offer insight on life in the troubled city as well as some novel and hopeful solutions, including Loveland, a nonprofit which invites you to purchase a square inch of Detroit for a dollar.
The film uses a strongly subjective narrative, with no aim to point out answers to the challenges Detroit is currently facing. However we hope our methodology can inspire planners to include new perspectives from everyday life in their work: creating future cities.