The Detroit Free Press

May 19, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Developers in Detroit are planning a condominium project completely made out of used shipping containers. But city approval is needed before the project can move forward.</p>
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April 30, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Private investors and developers must come forward and plan around proposed rail lines in Detroit if there is any hope of transit materializing, according to this editorial.</p>
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April 21, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A recent editorial argues that Detroit must look for ways to concentrate its dwindling population in a smaller, more compact city if it is to survive.</p>
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April 16, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A HUD plan that allows municipalities to buy up foreclosed homes for just $1 is causing controversy in Wayne County, Michigan, where cities and counties are fighting over who is best suited to take over abandoned homes.</p>
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April 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>If local officials don't come together with a workable plan, Detroit may just blow its last chance to implement a regional transportation system.</p>
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March 18, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The suburban Detroit town of Wixom is looking to lure in residents by creating dense downtown living.</p>
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January 23, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This series from <em>The Detroit Free Press</em> looks at the state of the city that is both struggling and succeeding.</p>
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November 23, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Detroit city officials have approved a plan to recycle the city's waste sludge into fertilizer.</p>
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October 26, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Detroit is planning to sell off nearly 100 of its public parks to make way for redevelopment. The mostly small, pocket parks have been increasingly abandoned as their neighborhoods decline in population.</p>
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September 21, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A new report from the Urban Land Institute says that even with increased fuel efficiency in cars, an increasing rate of vehicle miles traveled due to sprawling development will counteract any reductions in emissions.</p>
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September 2, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Cities reconsider the economics behind free citywide Wi-Fi networks. Plans have already fallen through in Chicago and San Francisco, and more are expected to follow.</p>
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August 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Urban farming takes root in Detroit.</p>
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July 24, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The Detroit Free Press looks back on the city's much-maligned public transit system after 20 years of service.</p>
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June 23, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>After pursuing a single-player, single-project strategy for decades, Detroit seems to have found a winning recipe for redevelopment with its new RiverWalk, which stressed regional cooperation from various public, private and non-profit organizations.</p>
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April 24, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Professor Robert Fishman, author of "The Fifth Migration", argues that Americans' rediscovery of inner cities will give even troubled cities like Detroit a major boost.</p>
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March 20, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Although homes sales were down over 20% in some Detroit suburbs last year, the city itself saw a modest increase of 6%, and residential construction is at a 30-year high.</p>
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March 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>While Congress is eager to increase fuel economy standards to lower petroleum consumption, ill-planned regulations could do more harm than good, says a senior researcher at RAND.</p>
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November 6, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Long a symbol of urban decay, downtown Detroit is attracting residents and investment, though obstacles remain.</p>
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September 25, 2006, 2pm PDT
Designed in the 1960s as part of a wave of largely unsuccessful urban renewal projects across the U.S., this continuously thriving mixed-income and racially integrated community just east of downtown Detroit stands as a model of good urban design.
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September 12, 2006, 11am PDT
With over 23,000 miles of streets and roads and more to come, naming thoroughfares in metro Detroit is fast turning into a creative exercise.
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