Dark Skies in Detroit?
I read a news report that due to Detroit's financial woes, most of the city's streetlights have been dark recently. Wondering if any local observers there may have noticed improvement in the sky limiting magnitude?
If there has not been any increase in crime either, then this would be strong evidence to support the IDA position that brightly lighting cities does not have a significant impact on deterring crime.
It would be pretty cool if Detroit could be the first model city that functions just as well in the dark!