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April 4, 2021, 5am PDT
Public health experts may speculate about whether the U.S. is headed for a fourth surge or moderate increase in cases, but the resurgence is well underway in Michigan where the virus was spreading the fastest. Only N.Y. has more daily infections.
Bridge Michigan
March 26, 2021, 8am PDT
Dan Gilbert, the billionaire credited with the revitalization of development interest in and around Downtown Detroit, made a bombshell announcement in his first in-depth interview since suffering a stroke in 2019.
The Detroit News
March 18, 2021, 12pm PDT
A coronavirus resurgence is spreading across much of Europe, forcing Italy into a new lockdown a year after it became the first Western country to resort to the drastic measure. The coronavirus has returned in the form of more transmissible variants.
The New York Times
Feature
February 23, 2021, 7am PST
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
January 27, 2021, 6am PST
As climate change intensifies, Detroit could see more devastating floods and deadlier heat waves.
Planet Detroit
December 18, 2020, 8am PST
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a U.C. Berkeley professor, is Biden's choice to lead the Energy Department. A new position, national climate advisor, will be filled by former Obama EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, current head of the NRDC.
Greentech Media
October 29, 2020, 6am PDT
Proposal N, on the ballot for Detroit voters next week, will provide $160 million in bond funding for demolitions and $90 million to mothball homes for future rehab, but, according to this opinion, it won't solve the city's blight challenges.
Detroit Free Press
October 20, 2020, 6am PDT
The city of Detroit said it would halt a demolition program after a report revealed the amount of lead released by demolitions into the environment, risking the health of children and other local residents.
Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Detroit officials have been trying to find a new life for the former site of the Michigan State Fair for a long time. Amazon will fill the void, according to a redevelopment proposal announced last week.
Detroit Free Press
August 3, 2020, 11am PDT
Urban planning decisions about highway placement in Detroit damaged Black communities. Nithin Vejendla shares an opinion about how to address this legacy and move toward justice.
Detroit Free Press
July 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A tide that began to rise in 2019 hasn't receded, according to local sources along Lake Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
July 12, 2020, 9am PDT
The search for new road funding continues in Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
June 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Separate coronavirus studies from the University of California at Berkeley and Imperial College London published June 8 in the journal Nature show the life and health-saving value of domestic stay-at-home orders, global lockdowns, and other measures.
The Washington Post
May 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
May 24, 2020, 11am PDT
The dam failures that sent residents of Michigan scrambling last week can be connected to the extreme weather events created by climate change, according to experts.
Inside Climate News
May 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Reports of catastrophic infrastructure failure today in Michigan, a state already facing some of the worst consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
CNN
May 14, 2020, 5am PDT
The planner who wrote the book on the emerging practice of scenario planning offers advice on how the tool can be helpful in planning for the pandemic.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
May 12, 2020, 9am PDT
After a 22% drop in housing starts in March, municipalities and state governments continue to assess whether or not housing construction is essential, weighing factors like workforce safety and availability of construction materials.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 30, 2020, 12pm PDT
Five historic projects encapsulate a transit-oriented version of Southeastern Michigan that almost could have been.
Curbed Detroit
April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee