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.
September 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Good news for transit riders in Detroit—new buses and 24-hour routes are coming soon.
April 26, 2016, 11am PDT
As downtown real estate prices soar, similar to other cities in the United States, it's possible to see signs of recovery around Detroit. Other parts of the city, however, are not seeing the same changes.
August 12, 2011, 5am PDT
Despite a lack of cooperation on regional transit issues, Detroit area transportation agencies can find a way to fix the region's broken system, according to a panel of officials and experts.
August 10, 2011, 7am PDT
A neighborhood-based soccer league in Detroit is becoming a new community building effort in the city.
August 8, 2011, 9am PDT
Detroit's Oakland County suburbs are pushing to extend a light rail extension into their neighborhoods with such fervor that they may accomplish what the political system couldn't, says reporter Matt Helms.
June 9, 2011, 11am PDT
Millions of federal dollars could be lost if transportation officials in metropolitan Detroit can't figure out a way to combine a variety of transit services into one regional authority.
April 23, 2011, 11am PDT
A personal rapid transit proposal called "SkyTran" might be a smart choice for Detroit, according to this article.
April 6, 2011, 5am PDT
Volunteers in Detroit recently performed a community cleanup in an unlikely location: the old Tiger Stadium.
February 18, 2011, 8am PST
A grassroots online campaign has already raised more than $50,000 to build a statue of the science fiction character RoboCop in Detroit. The effort's organizers call it an art project with the goal of urban regeneration.
January 11, 2011, 6am PST
Amid talk of downsizing and abandonment, a new surge of young investors has been moving into Detroit and revitalizing its economy.
December 10, 2010, 12pm PST
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.
August 12, 2010, 5am PDT
The Dorais Velodrome is a bike race track in Detroit that has been abandoned and allowed to return to nature. "The Mower Gang", whose slogan is, "Winning Detroit's Other Turf War", set out with their weedwackers to restore it.
August 2, 2010, 11am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation issued repeat warnings to Enbridge Energy Partners, owner of a pipe that leaked an estimated 1 million gallons of oil into southwest Michigan's Kalamazoo River, to address the safety of its system.
July 1, 2010, 6am PDT
The City of Detroit has announced plans to close 77 city parks this summer in an effort to cut costs.
April 12, 2010, 7am PDT
In the next year, Detroit will be putting in 30 miles of bike lanes throughout the city. But an ambitious new plan imagines up to 400 miles of bicycling infrastructure.
April 6, 2010, 8am PDT
This op-ed from <em>The Detroit Free Press</em> looks at ambitious goals for the city ten years into the future, and argues that citizens will need to start acting soon to turn those dreams into reality.
February 25, 2010, 9am PST
The city of Detroit has enough money to tear down between one-quarter and one-third of the city's 10,000 abandoned houses.
November 23, 2009, 8am PST
Filmmakers are calling on state officials in Michigan to extend the state's grant program that provides up to 42% of production costs simply for filming in Michigan.
March 17, 2009, 2pm PDT
With a recent infusion of $44 million and hopes for more from the federal stimulus package, regional light rail is gathering momentum in Detroit. Advocates see more than mobility in the struggling city's future.