February 13, 2012, 12pm PST
Detroit's municipal financial crisis may force the city to sell some of its most venerable assets including Belle Isle, City Airport, and even the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, reports Darren A. Nichols.
The Detroit News
January 28, 2012, 1pm PST
Dan Gilbert, the founder and chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., is perhaps one of Detroit's biggest boosters of late. And he's putting his money where his mouth is.
The Detroit News
January 22, 2012, 11am PST
What do New Orleans, Detroit, and Phoenix all have in common? Each one has confronted some of our most pressing challenges of our time and has a lesson of survival to teach us.
Practicing Architecture
January 16, 2012, 2pm PST
Just three weeks after the city announced it was cancelling plans for a 9.3-mile light rail line, a truncated version may be built, but with some key caveats.
the transport politic
January 14, 2012, 9am PST
A new study concludes that encouraging businesses to prosper and create jobs is the most important function of local government.
24/7 Wall Street
January 12, 2012, 5am PST
According to a team reviewing the city's finances, a state-appointed emergency manager may not have to be put in place, indicating that Detroit isn't necessarily going broke. However, the city and union leaders must act quickly to prove so.
The Washington Post
December 18, 2011, 5am PST
The city and federal DOT have decided against a $600 million plan that would introduce light rail and, subsequently, more residents to the city. Instead, money will go to improving a notoriously unreliable bus system.
The Wall Street Journal
November 29, 2011, 9am PST
Officials in recession-battered Michigan increasingly see placemaking as an important economic recovery strategy. The Michigan Municipal League, a coalition of local governments, is leading efforts to make the state's cities talent magnets.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
November 4, 2011, 1pm PDT
Manuel "Matty" Moroun has spent millions cleaning up Michigan Central Depot, cleaning out debris and hiring architects and feasibility experts to figure out how much of the building is worth saving.
The Detroit News
November 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.
Urban Faith
October 24, 2011, 7am PDT
Michelle Bruch talks with placemaking expert Fred Kent about the makeover he helped orchestrate of Detroit's Campus Martius Park.
October 23, 2011, 11am PDT
The 2010 Census reveals that Detroit's population is approaching the 1910's level. Of the City's 714,000 residents, 83% are black and nearly 40% live in poverty. With virtually every statistic going against its favor, can Motown make a comeback?
The Economist
October 21, 2011, 8am PDT
The Economist paints a gloomy picture of an ailing Detroit, but also says there is hope in the form of urban pioneers attracted by the affordability of space.
The Economist
October 6, 2011, 5am PDT
Atlanta's BeltLine is a great example of a big "catalyst project," writes Ryan Gravel, which repurposes a 22-mile railroad into a linear park. Other cities can follow suit.
Fast Company
October 5, 2011, 11am PDT
While many stories have been written about Detroit's turnaround, it took the top spot on Forbes list of most dangerous cities. Detroit had 1,111 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents, which included 345 murders, writes John Giuffo.
September 12, 2011, 8am PDT
Bill Johnson says that Detroit would do well to remember 1987's People Mover, which cost 7 times more than projected and has never reached its expected ridership.
The Michigan View
September 2, 2011, 5am PDT
More and more businesses in suburban Detroit are packing up an moving into the center of the city.
The Detroit News
August 25, 2011, 1pm PDT
With more than 100,000 empty homes within the city of Detroit, squatters are increasingly moving in.
The Detroit News
August 17, 2011, 2pm PDT
Meagan Elliott, an urban planning student at the University of Michigan, writes about a young, idealistic generation that is moving to Detroit.
7 Stops Mag
August 12, 2011, 5am PDT
Despite a lack of cooperation on regional transit issues, Detroit area transportation agencies can find a way to fix the region's broken system, according to a panel of officials and experts.
The Detroit Free Press