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Michigan

December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 26, 2019, 7am PST
The suburban status quo is due for an update in Michigan's wealthiest county, and a new county executive is ready to lead the county in a new direction.
CityLab
December 18, 2019, 6am PST
Despite the decades-long activities of environmental justice advocates in the Motor City, low-income and people of color bear the brunt of pollution in Detroit.
OneZero via Medium
December 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Employment in Pontiac has risen 14.2 percent since 2010, the city is fiscally sound, and development investments continue.
The Detroit News
December 3, 2019, 7am PST
A local opinion writer proposes a land value tax in Detroit to combat downtown parking lot proliferation by the Ilitch family and other local developers.
The Detroit News
November 27, 2019, 7am PST
Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.
The Detroit Free Press
November 25, 2019, 8am PST
A new chapter of Detroit's development history is ready to begin, as six iconic projects head toward the finish line.
Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2019, 12pm PST
The Detroit City Council dealt a blow to Mayor Mike Duggan by rejecting the mayor's signature blight reduction proposal.
Detroit Free Press
November 12, 2019, 12pm PST
It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
November 4, 2019, 7am PST
Despite the massive improvements Detroit has made both in public perception, it still has a long way to go to in overcoming misperceptions associated with its decades of struggles.
Detroit Free Press
October 23, 2019, 11am PDT
The housing market in Detroit reflects a strong economy and low mortgage rates.
Crain's Detroit Business
October 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The Pay As You Stay program would lower back taxes for qualifying homeowners and help them avoid foreclosure.
Detroit Free Press
October 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After a pilot in Ann Arbor, Ford Motor Company is expanding its City Insights Platform to six new cities:
Smart Cities Dive
September 23, 2019, 11am PDT
To show his company's commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon would purchase 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans from Michigan-based Rivian. The trucks will begin service in 2021.
Bloomberg News via Transport Topics
September 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
Amazon's move to the Detroit area will bring 1,500 jobs to the region at the location of a demolished NFL stadium.
Crain's Detroit Business
September 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
The first deliverable in the process of updating the city of Detroit's zoning ordinance is publically available.
Curbed Detroit
August 31, 2019, 7am PDT
A new tiny homes community offers vulnerable residents a chance to homeownership.
The Detroit Free Press
August 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
The reforestation of Detroit has become a problem for allergy and asthma sufferers in the area.
Undark Magazine
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press