Detroit

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.

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.

A World Without Car Crashes

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

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.

Could Cupertino Go Bust Like Detroit?

The risky business of becoming a company town.

What We Can Learn by Tracking the Movements of Fashion Designers

The results reveal the power of agglomeration as we've never been able to see it before.

Detroit Museum Pledges $100 Million to Save Its Art Collection

It'll give the money to the city, to pay pensions.

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

The Midwest Is Running Dangerously Low on Propane

And prices are up 50 percent since last week.

Detroit's Latest Plan for Financial Solvency Goes Bust

A judge rejected they city's proposal to offer gambling revenue as loan collateral.

Private Donors Try to Save Detroit's Art Collection From Bankruptcy Auctions

Nine philanthropic foundations pledged $330 million in exchange for transferring ownership from the city.

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Car companies show off their newest rides for an event that could generate more than $350 million for the local economy.

The Arctic 'Steam Fog' Over the Great Lakes, Seen From Space

An escaped chunk of the Polar Vortex caused this weird-looking mass emanation of vapors.

Should Cities Ditch Their Mayoral Mansions?

This outdated tradition may cause new mayors more headaches than its worth.

Detroit's Newly Elected Mayor Gets an Actual Job Description

The city's emergency manager reaches a power-sharing agreement.

A Delightfully Cheesy 1976 Ode to Detroit's Art Museum

The DIA's fortunes weren't always so grim.

Rand Paul Thinks He Can Show the GOP How to Court Urban Voters

The libertarian from Kentucky has his own plan for how to save Detroit.

Detroit Is Officially Eligible for Bankruptcy

And its pensions could be cut, a judge has ruled.