Like its beloved baseball team, downtown Detroit is on an upswing, writes Bill Morris. The area's rise as a desirable neighborhood can be attributed in no small part to new sports facilities located in close proximity.
Oct 20, 2012 The New York Times
A lawsuit filed this week against Morgan Stanley claims that the predatory lending practices that grew the housing bubble violated federal civil rights laws, an ironic echo of a time when housing policies prevented blacks from obtaining mortgages.
Oct 18, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
With researching suggesting international immigration can kick-start local economies, cities across America are contemplating efforts at attracting, and retaining, immigrants. But are immigrants the silver bullet to revive declining cities?
Sep 24, 2012 Bloomberg
Traditions must die hard in Detroit, where the region can't seem to shake its enduring geographic and racial divisions, reports Sarah Hulett.
Sep 17, 2012 NPR
The long-awaited recovery of America's housing market, after six years of decline, seems to be gaining traction, with the latest data indicating increasing prices in hard-hit cities like Miami, Atlanta, and Detroit.
Aug 29, 2012 The New York Times
Stories of Detroit’s nascent comeback often highlight the Rust Belt city’s attraction as a destination for America’s young hipsterati. Jay Walljasper endeavors to fill in the gaps in this narrative by exploring the role that native Detroiters are playing in the city’s revival, and what one pioneering program is doing to stem the city’s brain drain. Exclusive
Aug 27, 2012 By
For decades, the Functional Classification System, and its emphasis on accommodating vehicle movement, has been the basis by which urban streets in America have been designed and engineered. In advance of next month's 2012 CNU Transportation Summit, John Norquist, CEO and president of the Congress for the New Urbanism, argues that it’s time for cities to go beyond mobility and restore the market and social purposes of urban thoroughfares. Exclusive
Aug 2, 2012 By
America's fundamental levels of governance are changing, writes Anna Clark in <em>Next American City</em>, who uses examples from Detroit and Cleveland to ascertain what the stakes are when cities cede public sector work to third parties.
Jul 15, 2012 Next American City
Community agriculture this is not. Large scale, urban agriculture is the vision of wealthy businessman and 20-year Detroit resident John Hantz that would transform blighted, East Side's vacant and city-owned properties into a profit-making tree farm.
Jul 8, 2012 The Wall Street Journal - U.S.
Curtis Johnson details an unexpected trend in downtown Motor City, where a spike in housing demand may hint at the comeback promised in Chrysler's famed Superbowl ad.
Jul 7, 2012 Citiwire