September 2, 2016, 6am PDT
The next time a city or community is struggling, rather than looking only to macroeconomic forces or national policymakers for reasons, we should equally examine the strength of local leadership and the texture of their networks.
August 31, 2016, 9am PDT
If you live in Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, or Los Angeles, you have more to look forward to in November than choosing Donald or Hillary. Major decisions concerning regional transportation are on the line.
August 12, 2016, 12pm PDT
Detroit is looking for ideas to make it easier to revitalize neighborhood main streets.
August 4, 2016, 2pm PDT
The board of the Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority found a compromise and managed to get a regional transit plan onto the ballot for voters to consider in November.
August 3, 2016, 9am PDT
A $4.7 billion regional transportation plan died at the hands of suburban interests around Detroit last week. An op-ed describes the action as the same kind of racial disharmony that defined the mid- and late-20 century.
July 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
Miss the Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit? Hazel Borys shares some highlights, with help from Twitter urbanists.
July 5, 2016, 8am PDT
Where they are, what they're like, and what they mean for the city.
July 2, 2016, 5am PDT
If Detroit needs to be "rebuilt" or "reimagined," why not do so around a walkable, convenient ideal? A compact Motor City where essential goods and services are available within a 20-minute walk?
June 30, 2016, 10am PDT
A volunteer organization called The Mission Continues connects veterans with volunteer work around the country. The healing power of their efforts goes both ways.
June 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Inside big redevelopment plans for Brush Park in Detroit—one of the neighborhoods attracting investment attention from Dan Gilbert.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 16, 2016, 6am PDT
A short guide to a few of Detroit's historic neighborhoods.
June 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A pilot project combining the brain power and political will of the Detroit’s water department, Land Bank Authority, and the University of Michigan recently completed the first of four vacant lots into beautiful and functional bioretention gardens.
June 9, 2016, 9am PDT
A web tool that helped Detroit develop a housing plan may ultimately provide public data on every parcel in the country.
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
May 31, 2016, 11am PDT
Detroit's aggressive blight reduction strategy, to demolish vacant homes by the thousands, is coming under scrutiny for rising costs. The FBI and the U.S. Inspector General are investigating.
May 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
A long-stalled, but partially built-out, commuter rail line has achieved institutional legitimacy with the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. Novembers will have a chance to decide on the idea in November.
May 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Some experts think the language used to describe a redevelopment project in Detroit might be overly ambitious.
May 11, 2016, 11am PDT
A new garden has opened in Detroit's Osborn neighborhood. It's described as the city's first outdoor learning garden.
May 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
Urbanism and smart growth are great for cities, people, and "the environment"—but neighborhood impacts must be mitigated. Kaid Benfield gives pointers on balancing the scales.
May 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
Susan Henderson investigates Lean Urbanism strategies for incremental code reform to improve walkability and reduce financial and regulatory burdens in a manner that matches local capacity.