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.
Nov 4, 2011 The Detroit News
How grassroots entrepreneurs and inspired religious leaders are working to erase urban blight in Detroit.
Nov 1, 2011 Urban Faith
Michelle Bruch talks with placemaking expert Fred Kent about the makeover he helped orchestrate of Detroit's Campus Martius Park.
Oct 24, 2011 YongeStreet
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?
Oct 23, 2011 The Economist
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.
Oct 21, 2011 The Economist
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.
Oct 6, 2011 Fast Company
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.
Oct 5, 2011 Forbes
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.
Sep 12, 2011 The Michigan View
More and more businesses in suburban Detroit are packing up an moving into the center of the city.
Sep 2, 2011 The Detroit News
With more than 100,000 empty homes within the city of Detroit, squatters are increasingly moving in.
Aug 25, 2011 The Detroit News