Detroit’s neighbourhoods have been the focus for grass-roots activists and artists for many years. In precedent-setting ways, abandoned city blocks have been converted to allow for urban farming. Abandoned houses are used to store bales of hay and farm equipment. Tall grasses now grace the urban landscape allowing the re-introduction of wildlife habitats – most notably the return of endangered pheasants. The famed Heidelberg Project, known for its arts advocacy work, has become a tourist destination.