This feature is part of a series which aired on Oct. 4, 2011. Detroit: A metropolitan American city that’s had more than its share of challenges. The enormous city with a brilliant and sordid past is in the process of a radical re-invention. But as it goes through this re-invention, what city can Detroit look to as a guide or an example? A city across the Atlantic offers a look at what it takes to re-create a metropolis.
The Detroit-Berlin Connection Conference will talk about how Berlin's counterculture transformed Berlin over a 25-year period. The Detroit-Berlin Connection project is an attempt to return Berlin’s transformational energy back to the city of its origin: Detroit.