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November 18, 2020, 11am PST
Raising the bar on the 20-minute neighborhood model, cities around the world are embracing the appeal of the 15-minute city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 29, 2020, 6am PDT
Proposal N, on the ballot for Detroit voters next week, will provide $160 million in bond funding for demolitions and $90 million to mothball homes for future rehab, but, according to this opinion, it won't solve the city's blight challenges.
Detroit Free Press
October 20, 2020, 6am PDT
The city of Detroit said it would halt a demolition program after a report revealed the amount of lead released by demolitions into the environment, risking the health of children and other local residents.
Detroit Free Press
August 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Former Houston METRO Board Member Christof Spieler highlights the racism embedded even in the way transit agencies were created.
Urban Edge
August 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The City Observatory used American Community Survey from the U.S. Census to compare the segregation of the largest U.S. cities. Portland is the most integrated American city; Detroit is the most segregated U.S. city.
City Observatory
August 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.
Brookings
August 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Detroit officials have been trying to find a new life for the former site of the Michigan State Fair for a long time. Amazon will fill the void, according to a redevelopment proposal announced last week.
Detroit Free Press
August 3, 2020, 11am PDT
Urban planning decisions about highway placement in Detroit damaged Black communities. Nithin Vejendla shares an opinion about how to address this legacy and move toward justice.
Detroit Free Press
July 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A tide that began to rise in 2019 hasn't receded, according to local sources along Lake Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
April 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
Five historic projects encapsulate a transit-oriented version of Southeastern Michigan that almost could have been.
Curbed Detroit
April 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Communities have demanded access to clean water for decades, in some cases. The coronavirus pandemic is compounding the struggle and illustrating the inadequacy of most local government responses.
Vox
February 14, 2020, 7am PST
A study identifies cities where people stay in their homes longer, and they tend to be at either end of the income and home values spectrum.
The New York Times
January 31, 2020, 6am PST
The market and construction costs are taking a toll on development ambitions in Detroit.
Crain's Detroit Business
January 30, 2020, 9am PST
GM's first non-internal combustion engine vehicle assembly plant will be in the form of 35-year-old plant straddling the Detroit-Hamtramck border thanks in part to a $2.27 billion state tax credit. Electric pickups, SUVs, and AVs will be produced.
Detroit Free Press
December 18, 2019, 6am PST
Despite the decades-long activities of environmental justice advocates in the Motor City, low-income and people of color bear the brunt of pollution in Detroit.
OneZero via Medium
December 3, 2019, 7am PST
A local opinion writer proposes a land value tax in Detroit to combat downtown parking lot proliferation by the Ilitch family and other local developers.
The Detroit News
November 27, 2019, 7am PST
Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.
The Detroit Free Press
November 25, 2019, 8am PST
A new chapter of Detroit's development history is ready to begin, as six iconic projects head toward the finish line.
Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2019, 12pm PST
The Detroit City Council dealt a blow to Mayor Mike Duggan by rejecting the mayor's signature blight reduction proposal.
Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press