Detroit

Associated Press

Detroit Lost a $1 Million Check in a Desk Drawer

Add forgetfulness to the city's many woes.

Census Bureau

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

The number is on the rise.

Associated Press

Detroit's Emergency Manager Could Sell the City's Art Collection

Kevyn Orr asked Christie's auction house to come in and appraise the city-owned collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Reuters

The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Could a Private University Have Made a Difference in Detroit?

Pittsburgh has Carnegie Mellon. In Cleveland, there's Case Western Reserve. What if there had been, say, a Henry Ford University in Detroit?

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How Detroit Really Is Like America: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.

Reuters

A Federal Judge Has Frozen All Legal Challenges to Detroit's Bankruptcy

A victory for the city's lawyers, a defeat for public-employee unions.

National Archives

The Time the Teacher's Union Saved New York From Bankruptcy

In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.

Reuters

Don't Let Bankruptcy Fool You: Detroit's Not Dead

The city's fiscal crisis is an opportunity to harness the region's economic promise.

Reuters

Judge: Detroit's Bankruptcy Filing Is Unconstitutional

Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.

Reuters

Detroit's Bankruptcy Was Inevitable, Though It's Tempting to Think Otherwise

Stories of plucky urban homesteaders and community gardens may have distracted us from reality.

Reuters

General Motors Came Back After Bankruptcy. Can Detroit Do the Same?

Answers to the questions we're all asking today.

Reuters

The Difference Between Chapter 9 and Other Types of Bankruptcy

Detroit is activating a specific section of the U.S. bankruptcy code that applies to municipalities.

Read the City of Detroit's Full Bankruptcy Filing

The city filed for Chapter 9 protection Thursday, the largest U.S. municipality ever to do so.

Wikimedia Commons/Mark Byrnes

Victor Gruen Wanted to Make Our Suburbs More Urban. Instead, He Invented the Mall

How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.

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How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service

Mark Aesch brings a private-sector mindset to public transportation — and so far it's working.

Luminous Cities

The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We've Ever Seen

Telling encoded stories of politics, natural disasters and social movements.

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Hanging Out in Your Garage Is Not a Crime, Except When it Is

A strange story from Dearborn, Michigan.

Albert Duce

A Remarkably Simple Idea to End the Cycle of Abandoned Factories

Make the companies that build these places buy insurance policies to pay for dismantling them.