Peter Moskowitz’s new book on gentrification outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.
An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.
The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.
The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.
How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.
The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.
Detroit’s Pedal to Porch project hopes neighbors will slow down and meet each other.
A new exhibition uses darkness to highlight the nuances of blight and revitalization—and the culture that has stayed rooted all along.
A design collaborative is putting down roots on a blighted lot.
The perfect autumnal snack salutes Michigan’s other big industry.
A new agriculture bill could help city growers expand their operations.
There’s a decent chance these ghostly spinners will pop up Thursday on Lake Erie.
To mend the city’s food system, urban farmers and entrepreneurs are working to funnel fresh produce and artisanal goods to local tables.
Agriculture flourishes in the city’s vacant lots—but can it survive the push toward revitalization?
Detroit’s urban growers are cultivating the land to pick up where they feel the city has let them down.
Urban Consulate aims to encourage uncomfortable—and inspiring—conversations in Detroit, Philly, and NOLA.
Texas A&M's Galen Newman argues that some of America's struggling cities should embrace—and plan around—their decline.
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.