September 25, 2006, 2pm PDT
Designed in the 1960s as part of a wave of largely unsuccessful urban renewal projects across the U.S., this continuously thriving mixed-income and racially integrated community just east of downtown Detroit stands as a model of good urban design.
September 12, 2006, 11am PDT
With over 23,000 miles of streets and roads and more to come, naming thoroughfares in metro Detroit is fast turning into a creative exercise.
August 24, 2006, 5am PDT
Planned communities that blend residential, retail, and recreational uses are becoming a popular type of development.
July 13, 2006, 1pm PDT
State and local officials hope Google's announcement of plans to open new facility in Ann Arbor, MI, will attract more companies to the area.
June 15, 2006, 6am PDT
In order to decrease his city's budget deficit, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is looking to sell Rackham Golf Course. However, the potential sale, which has upset the surrounding community, may be denied by a deed restriction.
May 28, 2006, 7am PDT
Tele Atlas NV, a Boston-based mapping company, is incorporating the latest technologies to change the way drivers navigate.
April 10, 2006, 5am PDT
The City of Detroit plans to add three new casinos and thousand of jobs to its core by 2008. City officials are betting on the new mega-complexes to draw more visitors to the struggling downtown.
March 16, 2006, 7am PST
In his annual state of the city address, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick looks to build on the success of last summer's MLB All-Star Game, Superbowl XL, and the recent boom in downtown housing starts.
February 16, 2006, 5am PST
For the first time in decades Detroit has captured the largest increase in housing units for its seven county metro area, despite still large numbers of people leaving the city on an annual basis.
October 14, 2005, 9am PDT
After years of planning, the City of Detroit will finally demolish the last remnants of industry along its waterfront, making way for the expansion of its riverwalk and future development.
October 10, 2005, 9am PDT
Thanks to new Neighborhood Entreprise Zone designations, loft development is becoming more viable in Detroit.
January 1, 2005, 11am PST
The Great Lakes ecosystem is in chaos. The solution, say policymakers and scientists: ban all oceangoing cargo ships.
September 30, 2004, 7am PDT
A concept for an economic development plan to benefit black business owners comes under attack by the community.
September 21, 2004, 9am PDT
A new economic development plan that calls for racial isolation is hotly debated in Detroit.
May 12, 2004, 12pm PDT
Trucks and SUVs are causing record consumption this year and refineries are already operating at capacity.
April 26, 2004, 6am PDT
Architecture critic John Gallager reviews the new World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
March 19, 2004, 10am PST
A 50th birthday retrospective of a mall that started it all and the sprawl that followed.
November 1, 2003, 9am PST
What legal responsibility do cities have to provide adequate public services, such as traffic signals and street lights?
October 30, 2003, 9am PST
A Detroit Free Press expose reveals the neglect of lead-based paint inspections in many properties that accept Section 8 vouchers, and the children who are paying for it.
August 11, 2003, 6am PDT
In a city rated as one of the nation's best places to live, a proposed plan asks voters for money to fight sprawl.