Detroit can be model for how to do things right

April 13, 2015

When we hear the term “perfect storm,” the image that generally comes to mind is one of a high-level disaster.

The phrase is relatively new, though its use as the title of the 1993 Sebastian Junger novel which inspired the 2000 film of the same name has accelerated its use in the cultural lexicon. However, no common dictionary definition for it exists.

Building a better Detroit where everyone can live, work and play is the ultimate goal, says Ken Cockrel Jr., executive director of Detroit Future City. Building a better Detroit where everyone can live, work and play is the ultimate goal, says Ken Cockrel Jr., executive director of Detroit Future City.

Instead we must turn to that trusted source of information, Wikipedia, which describes a perfect storm as “an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude.”

Detroit can be model for how to do things right
Kenneth Cockrel, Jr., April 13, 2015, Michigan Radio