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The QLine streetcar joins the fare payment system of DDOT and SMART buses in the Motor City.
Detroit Free Press
August 14, 2019, 8am PDT
There hasn't been a passenger rail connection between Detroit and Toronto since 1971, but that could change.
Wood TV 8
August 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A building under construction at the former site of J.L. Hudson's department store in Detroit will no longer reach 900 feet, as once planned.
Detroit Free Press
August 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
An opportunity missed in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Water is encroaching on neighborhoods and shorelines in Detroit at rare levels. Those impacts and many more are considered only a preview of what's to come when the worst effects of climate change strike the Great Lakes region.
The Detroit Free Press
July 12, 2019, 7am PDT
According to a newly released working paper, people in 20th century noticed the air and noise pollution and severed neighborhoods caused by freeways, and many of those people chose to move to the suburbs rather than deal with the nuisance.
PlanPhilly
July 7, 2019, 9am PDT
The short life of the Palace of Auburn Hills, once home to the NBA's Detroit Pistons, is a "colossal waste," according to John Gallagher.
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study by researchers at Illinois State University and the University of Michigan measured the informal footpaths—also known as "desire lines"—of Detroit.
Landscape And Urban Planning
July 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Senate still needs to approve the bill that would spend $5 million in initial funding for the Great Lakes Hyperloop System.
Crain's Cleveland Business
June 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Dubbed "Detroit Square," the newly revealed designs for ten blocks around 12 cultural and educational institutions will redesign the public realm for the human scale.
The Detroit News
May 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
After Detroit eliminated its fee to transfer between DDOT and SMART buses. Advocates in Pennsylvania want Philadelphia to be next.
PlanPhilly
April 29, 2019, 10am PDT
A unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on April 22 found that the chalking of tires by parking enforcement officers on public streets is a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
The New York Times
April 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 25, 2019, 7am PDT
A $310 million project in Midtown Detroit continues the development momentum of Detroit's urban core.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new Jeep plant in Detroit is off to a rocky start.
Detroit Free Press
March 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The city says the increased fees that many people are seeing reflect a more equitable billing system, but residents argue the charges are unfair.
Bridge
March 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Gretchen Whitmer has outdone the new Democratic governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, who proposed a 20 cents tax hike. Like Walz's budget, gas tax revenue would replace some general funds directed to road spending, thus benefiting other state programs.
Detroit Free Press
March 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The gas tax, suburban highway spending cycle is both self-serving and self-destructive, according to the article.
Streetsblog USA
March 1, 2019, 11am PST
Two urban and regional planning faculty at the University of Michigan's Taubman College, Assistant Professor Robert Goodspeed and Professor Emerita Margaret Dewar, were awarded a grant to study data on evictions in Michigan.
University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
February 7, 2019, 5am PST
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed the path laid by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker in joining the U.S. Climate Alliance. All three are new Democratic governors replacing Republican predecessors.
InsideClimate News