WBEZ | Dave Bing http://www.wbez.org/tags/dave-bing Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Changing Gears: Why Detroit must shrink to survive http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-15/changing-gears-why-detroit-must-shrink-survive-82357 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//city of detroit_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.changinggears.info/"><em>Changing Gears</em></a> is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region. <br /><br />Reporter Kate Davidson starts things off by looking at the man with perhaps the toughest job of any big city mayor: Dave Bing of Detroit. He has to keep his impoverished city running - &nbsp;while convincing residents Detroit must shrink to survive.<br /><br />In the next part of the series, <em>Changing Gears</em> looks at leadership in Cleveland<b>,</b> where both the mayor and county government have their eyes on the future. <em>Changing Gears</em> is a joint project of<a target="_blank" href="http://www.michiganradio.org/"> Michigan Radio</a>, WBEZ Chicago, and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ideastream.org/">Ideastream Cleveland</a>.<br /><br />Support for Changing Gears comes from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cpb.org/">The Corporation for Public Broadcasting</a><b>.</b></p></p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:25:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-15/changing-gears-why-detroit-must-shrink-survive-82357