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August 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A new tiny homes community offers vulnerable residents a chance to homeownership.
The Detroit Free Press
August 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
The reforestation of Detroit has become a problem for allergy and asthma sufferers in the area.
Undark Magazine
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press
August 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
The QLine streetcar joins the fare payment system of DDOT and SMART buses in the Motor City.
Detroit Free Press
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT
There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
Wood TV 8
August 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A building under construction at the former site of J.L. Hudson's department store in Detroit will no longer reach 900 feet, as once planned.
Detroit Free Press
August 8, 2019, 2pm PDT
The highly praised head of planning in Detroit will assume the same role in Chicago.
CBS Chicago
August 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
An opportunity missed in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 7, 2019, 9am PDT
The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills, once home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, is a "colossal waste," according to John Gallagher.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study by researchers at Illinois State University and the University of Michigan measured the informal footpaths—also known as "desire lines"—of Detroit.
Landscape And Urban Planning
June 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Dubbed "Detroit Square," the newly revealed designs for ten blocks around 12 cultural and educational institutions will redesign the public realm for the human scale.
The Detroit News
May 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
After Detroit eliminated its fee to transfer between DDOT and SMART buses. Advocates in Pennsylvania want Philadelphia to be next.
PlanPhilly
April 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 25, 2019, 7am PDT
A $310 million project in Midtown Detroit continues the development momentum of Detroit's urban core.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new Jeep plant in Detroit is off to a rocky start.
Detroit Free Press
March 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The city says the increased fees that many people are seeing reflect a more equitable billing system, but residents argue the charges are unfair.
Bridge
March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Gretchen Whitmer has outdone the new Democratic governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, who proposed a 20 cents tax hike. Like Walz's budget, gas tax revenue would replace some general funds directed to road spending, thus benefiting other state programs.
Detroit Free Press
January 31, 2019, 1pm PST
Other polar vortex-related transit news included fire on the tracks in Chicago.
Detroit Free Press