In many cases, there are benefits to replacing signals with stop signs—starting with saving taxpayers a lot of cash.
The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.
At the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, the maker movement is remixing Detroit's industrial heritage.
These human-powered jalopies invoke the fantastical vision of Buckminster Fuller.
Here's a grim reminder of the rising number of weather and climate calamities.
Take a trip to a nightmare world full of giant pigeons and animal-headed businessmen.
A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers.
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.
Some run dry. Others pay $30 for plumbers to illegally turn the taps back on.
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.
Allowing the city to gradually reforest itself, rather than occasionally mowing weeds, could reduce pollen counts.
In Detroit, park your car in 'The Z' and you'll find yourself in a drive-thru art gallery.
An effort to turn neglected spaces into pleasant zones for taking a load off.
When pickup driver Steve Utash stepped out of his car to check on the victim, he was attacked by a group of onlookers.
A local is finding ways to make money with his drones. Now he wants them to save lives too.
The big three are key to the city's revival.
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.
Mike Duggan took over the reins at a time of crisis. Can he deliver change?
The challenge is to design ways to soften the effects of these necessary evils.