A hedge fund manager recently took it upon himself to bring 20 goats into Detroit as an experiment of urban agriculture. The city quickly shipped the herd off, but fans of goats wonder why these animals shouldn't have a place in the city.
Jun 22, 2014 NPR The Salt
The New York Times has produced a pair of visualization tools to present the findings of the recent report by Detroit's Blight Removal Task Force.
May 29, 2014 New York Times
First floated as a redevelopment strategy in 2007, Detroit's gamble on casinos has yielded a mature market. Now come reports that even a big name investor hasn't been able to turn around the Greektown Casino.
May 28, 2014 The Detroit News
The Detroit Blight Removal Task Force released its highly anticipated "Every neighborhood has a future...And it doesn't include blight" report today.
May 27, 2014 MLive
NationSwell tells the story of the Detroit Bus Company, which provides free transit services to neighborhoods in need around Detroit.
May 22, 2014 NationSwell
Vehicle-miles-traveled fees made inroads with a potential "no-fee" pilot program in California and a new academic study in Michigan concluding that the state should adopt them. VMT fees may even get some attention in the MAP-21 Reauthorization.
May 20, 2014 San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The story of Hantz Woodlands—and a local philanthropist's vision to transform urban blight into an urban forest.
May 19, 2014 The Detroit News
After past attempts to redevelop the downtown of Michigan's third largest city failed, Warren's mayor believes that the city's downtown and civic center is ready to transform into a bustling urban environment. What will it take to make that happen?
May 7, 2014 Detroit Free Press
Following a concept familiar from the 'One Day on Earth' documentary, a legion of citizen filmmakers spent April 26, 2014 documenting the many moments that mark the Detroit experience.
Apr 27, 2014 Detroit Free Press
From D.C. to Seattle, alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly spaces. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art, and small business.
Apr 22, 2014 Elevation DC