Detroit's comeback has been well documented, as has its efforts to remove blight and demolish vacant properties. A new report sheds light on another of the city's deepest challenges: how to reform property taxes to achieve fiscal certainty.
Nov 11, 2015   At Lincoln House
A recent influx of money to Detroit for demolitions of abandoned properties brings the city's total to $107 million. That money has established Detroit as the country's proving ground for the idea that demolitions stabilize struggling neighborhoods.
Nov 10, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Would the Motor City have produced Motown without pianos in every living room?
Oct 22, 2015   Urbanophile
Detroit Future City has released a guidebook for the process of redeveloping, renovating, and remediating neighborhoods full of vacant and blighted properties.
Oct 22, 2015   The Detroit News
The Woodward Avenue Action Association recently approved a plan for a complete streets makeover that would connect to the forthcoming M-1 streetcar and cross several city boundaries.
Oct 17, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Faced with an estimated 24 square miles of vacant land, Detroit is turning its empty lots into test beds of urban innovation.
Oct 13, 2015   Detroit Free Press
Analysis of Census data shows that, while still small in number, more Americans are taking to two-wheels as part of their daily commute.
Oct 11, 2015   CityLab
A new book by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss examines the glory years of Detroit.
Sep 28, 2015   Detroit Free Press
The Census has confirmed what many trend stories and liberals have been saying for a while now—white people are moving back to cities.
Sep 25, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.
Sep 22, 2015   CityLab
A new law makes it impossible for property owners delinquent on their property taxes to bid in a foreclosure auction to keep their homes. Larger, commercial interests are benefitting from the change.
Sep 21, 2015   CityLab