Detroit

Hygienic Dress League

Making Ghostly Art From Detroit's Sewer Steam

Take a trip to a nightmare world full of giant pigeons and animal-headed businessmen.

Google Earth

There Are Echoes of Ferguson in Detroit

A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers. 

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A Detroit Suburb Attempts to Sneakily Gate Itself Off

Grosse Pointe Park has put up a massive barn at its city limits—and its not the first structure that blocks a route through the border.

Eric Thayer/Reuters

How Residents Cope When Detroit Shuts Off Water for 100,000 People

Some run dry. Others pay $30 for plumbers to illegally turn the taps back on.

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Still Shouldn't Sell Its Art

Auctioning off Detroit's art collection would reduce the city's debt, not its suffering. Residents shouldn't go for it, even as the price climbs.

Daniel Katz/University of Michigan

How Detroit's Vacant Lots Could Help Allergy Sufferers

Allowing the city to gradually reforest itself, rather than occasionally mowing weeds, could reduce pollen counts.

Mark Byrnes

A Parking Garage That Makes You Want to Keep Hunting for a Space

In Detroit, park your car in 'The Z' and you'll find yourself in a drive-thru art gallery.

Craig L. Wilkins

These Detroit Bus Stop Benches Are Made From Demolished Homes

An effort to turn neglected spaces into pleasant zones for taking a load off.

Reuters

Driver Beaten Up By Crowd After Striking 10-Year-Old

When pickup driver Steve Utash stepped out of his car to check on the victim, he was attacked by a group of onlookers.

ITVDetroit

Documenting Detroit by Drone

A local is finding ways to make money with his drones. Now he wants them to save lives too.

Don't Be Fooled: Detroit's Still a Car Town

The big three are key to the city's revival.

Can Detroit Rebuild Its Middle Class?

Downtown Detroit is brimming with new condos, start-ups, and breweries. But for the city to make a comeback, it needs a new middle class.

Reuters

The Detroit Mayor's Plan to Reinvent the City

Mike Duggan took over the reins at a time of crisis. Can he deliver change?

Congress for the New Urbanism

Like It or Not, Most Urban Freeways Are Here to Stay

The challenge is to design ways to soften the effects of these necessary evils.

CityGOP.org

A Website That Wants to Help Republicans Win in Cities

A party without much urban infrastructure starts thinking about the future, from council races on up.

The Great Lake's Massive Ice Cap Could Bring a Cooler Summer

The expanding sheet could set a modern record for coverage.

Courtesy U.S. DOT

A World Without Car Crashes

Connected vehicles — the so-called "internet of cars" — could be the biggest transportation advance since the car itself.

Census Bureau

A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.

Reuters

Could Cupertino Go Bust Like Detroit?

The risky business of becoming a company town.