From The Economist:
Object Orange had plenty of houses to choose from: nearly one-third of the city’s housing stock—more than 100,000 homes—is vacant. In 2003 the average price of a home in Detroit was almost $98,000; this October it was $15,000. Many of the remaining homes sit in swathes of prairie created by untended empty lots. Detroit, where 28% are unemployed, faces a $300m budget deficit.
A group of Detroit artists are turning blighted vacant homes into art pieces. Baltimore is full of creative people — maybe this project would help to draw even more attention to the city’s problem of abandoned homes?