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The Detroit Pistons recently played their last game in the Palace of Auburn Hills.
March 24, 2017, 6am PDT
The Greater Cleveland Congregations protested the Cavaliers Stadium renovation in front of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters in Detroit.
March 11, 2017, 5am PST
Slated for the site of the late Hudson's department store, Dan Gilbert's mixed-use mecca and its glassy 734-foot tower would symbolize Detroit's rebirth, in downtown at least.
March 7, 2017, 6am PST
A new framework plan for Detroit's East Riverfront District will focus more on creating public spaces than a previous version of the plan. The proposed vision for the waterfront would expand Milliken State Park and create two new parks.
March 6, 2017, 6am PST
A request for proposals for the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge, connecting Detroit to Windsor, includes a mandate to include pedestrian and bike infrastructure across the span.
March 3, 2017, 7am PST
It's fun to write miracle comeback stories, but the epic of Detroit's resurgence has been exaggerated, according to an article in The Conversation.
February 25, 2017, 9am PST
Data regarding ongoing demolitions of blighted properties in cities across the U.S. has turned up some unexpected consequences: the spread of lead toxins into the surrounding community.
January 25, 2017, 5am PST
It's counterintuitive, but in Detroit, the hope is that by lowering property taxes, the city might actually collect more in property taxes.
January 12, 2017, 1pm PST
About 50 transportation measures appeared on local ballots on November 8, 2016. To date, Planetizen reviewed outcomes in nine regions in six states. Here we compare the measures in terms of revenue, taxes, projects, and reasons for failure.
January 10, 2017, 11am PST
The Federal Transit Authority is calling the Detroit Department of Transportation in from the cold.
December 25, 2016, 11am PST
A new report on office vacancies in Downtown Detroit shows just how far Downtown Detroit has come in ten years.
December 20, 2016, 7am PST
For all its troubles, Detroit has undertaken some of the greatest urban success stories of recent years. New leadership at the city's Planning Department is hoping to expand those narratives to long-neglected parts of the city.
November 17, 2016, 9am PST
A $4.6 billion transit plan proposed by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan received 49.5 percent of the vote on November 8. The millage tax would have funded bus rapid transit and regional rail within a four-county region.
November 11, 2016, 10am PST
Voters in the Detroit region had a chance to reverse 40 years of neglect for regional transit. Instead, they kicked the can down the road.
November 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Detroit plans to build 300 tiny homes on empty lots to help shelter the city's homeless.
Christian Science Monitor
October 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
Involving four counties and $4.6 billion, the measure proposes a system that could put a million residents (and a million jobs) within a quarter mile of transit.
October 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Jason Hackworth argues that demolition has come to be seen as a good, in and of itself, in rust belt cities like Detroit; giving rise to policies that are wrong-headed and dangerous.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
October 5, 2016, 10am PDT
Detroit continues tear down empty housing in its farther afield neighborhoods, even as its downtown enjoys a spate of new construction.
September 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
Geographers publish results of a two-year study on declining cities around the country in a new book, "Shrinking Cities: Understanding Urban Decline in the United States."
September 26, 2016, 6am PDT
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology