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Bidding for the second Amazon headquarters got the creative juices flowing in Detroit, and one outcome is a new regional transit plan
November 10, 2017, 12pm PST
The Detroit Future City Implementation Office has completed a new strategic plan that will redirect the organizations revitalization efforts, four years after the city adopted the largely successful Detroit Future City framework.
November 8, 2017, 6am PST
The renaissance of Downtown Detroit will not include a new soccer stadium, but don't call it a setback.
November 2, 2017, 10am PDT
An innovative, two-year pilot program provides critical capital and training for next generation of developers building communities of opportunity
October 28, 2017, 5am PDT
A new series from the Chicago Tribune explores the Midwest's complicated relationship with Lake Michigan.
October 18, 2017, 6am PDT
The kinds of words and arguments people use to describe blight, foreclosure, and eviction reveals a lot of society's biases.
October 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
New tool empowers neighbors to invest in their forgotten neighborhoods, and create wealth while doing so.
October 5, 2017, 9am PDT
Streetsblog digs into the literature on streetcars and finds evidence that the transit mode du jour was never intended to benefit transit users.
October 5, 2017, 5am PDT
Michigan to grant amnesty to 300,000 drivers whose licenses were taken from them because they were too poor to pay the "Driver Responsibility Fee."
October 4, 2017, 5am PDT
The algae bloom in Lake Erie has spread to cover much of the edge of Lake Eerie near Toledo, but toxins remain low where local communities draw drinking water supply.
September 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Since Detroit's new streetcar system started charging, ridership has dropped. Those who are riding aren't necessarily paying anyways.
September 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
September 8, 2017, 11am PDT
The community's hard work has helped Flint planners take an inventory of its building stock, as well as secure needed funding from the federal government.
Center for Community Progress
September 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Soon there could be a second cable-stayed bridge connecting Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada, running alongside the existing Ambassador Bridge and owned by the same private entity.
September 6, 2017, 6am PDT
The Pistons and the Red Wings have a new home in Downtown Detroit—bringing all four of Detroit's professional sports teams into the same neighborhood.
September 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
The 139 Square Miles report attempts to comprehensively report the realities of Detroit, without commentary or critique.
September 1, 2017, 5am PDT
The "Inside Out Project: We Are Edison" installation posted large portraits of residents in the Kalamazoo neighborhood of Edison on the side of a building. The exhibition invites the community to take a look at itself.
August 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Free rides will be a thing of the past on the QLine come September 5, but there will be more frequent headways.
August 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Agrihoods emerged in the 1990s as a master-planned alternative to the golf-centered communities of the past. Many of these developments are going strong, and gaining in popularity.
August 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
By 2040, Detroit will be bigger, more urban, older, and whiter predicts a report from the New Urban Institute that looks at trends, challenges, and assets of the Michigan city.