August 25, 2011, 1pm PDT
With more than 100,000 empty homes within the city of Detroit, squatters are increasingly moving in.
August 24, 2011, 1pm PDT
A Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit program called CommunityNEXT is raising funds and providing a $250 rent subsidy for those that chose to live in Detroit's downtown of Midtown.
July 31, 2011, 11am PDT
Officials in Detroit have unveiled plans to taper off public services in certain parts of town unlikely to see their populations rebound and to focus on areas likely to recover.
July 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
The City of Detroit has finalized the route of a planned light rail line traveling down one the of the city's main corridors and linking to downtown.
June 9, 2011, 9am PDT
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told <em>The Detroit News</em> that he wants the gas tax boosted to "nudge" consumers towards more fuel-efficient cars.
June 4, 2011, 5am PDT
In this op-ed for <em>The Detroit News</em>, Rob Goodspeed argues that Detroit needs to exert more effort to dialog with its citizens about how the city should change.
January 18, 2011, 11am PST
The city of Detroit is considering a plan to close nearly half of its public schools and greatly increase its class sizes.
December 22, 2010, 10am PST
The Archdiocese of Detroit is working with city planners and local demographers as they develop their plans for Catholic parish closures.
March 25, 2010, 10am PDT
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing recently delivered his first "state of the city" speech since taking office, and included a broad list of proposals that could bring about a widespread revisioning of the struggling city.
March 2, 2010, 5am PST
"If we don't do it, you know this whole city is going to go down," said the Mayor. A new study by the mayor's staff shows that roughly one in three parcels are vacant lots or abandoned homes.
February 15, 2010, 7am PST
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is reportedly open to the idea of downsizing the city, and is looking for other fresh ideas to help the city's economy return to a sustainable place.
August 14, 2008, 8am PDT
A foreclosed property in Detroit was recently put on the market at a selling price of just one dollar.
September 10, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>With little money available in county coffers, residents in an Indiana subdivision are hoping to create a special assessment district that will allow them to personally pay for road maintenance.</p>
May 24, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Faced with neglect from the city, the residents of Southwest Detroit have successfully begun to revive their neighborhood on their own.</p>
January 31, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A cadre of architects, planners, and designers descended upon Detroit for the 9th annual University of Michigan Detroit design charrette. The focus: a more livable and inhabited downtown for the country's most maligned, but up-and-coming cities.</p>
February 8, 2006, 5am PST
The challenges are great, but city officials and business leaders are hopeful that Detroit will build upon its successful Superbowl weekend.
December 24, 2005, 11am PST
The City of Detroit's effort to put a better face on the downtown for Super Bowl Sunday has its share of critics, as most of the $12 million set aside for streetscape and building facade improvement has gone to locations that need it the least.
December 12, 2005, 6am PST
With the recent bankruptcy of Delphi Corp, a spinoff of General Motors, the once proud middle-class City of Flint, Michigan faces an even bleaker future.
December 1, 2005, 10am PST
With over $300 million of expected economic activity, Detroit metro real estate companies view the superbowl as a tremendous opportunity to boost sagging sales.
November 10, 2005, 6am PST
Residents and local officials of St. Louis, Michigan, look to finally shed their image as a toxic landmark. However, with large shortages in the federal Superfund budget their efforts couldn't have come at a worse time.