Detroit

Well, This Is Certainly One of the Worst Public Bus Stories We've Ever Heard

In Detroit, a rider says a bus driver cursed at her and refused to let her off. And then things got really bad.

Detroit Has 50,000 Stray Dogs and Only 4 Dog Catchers

And only three animal shelters. 

How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.

Detroit Police Are Learning How to Do Stop-and-Frisk

The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."

The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

Sports Teams Really Can Save a City

How Indianapolis was transformed from a "racetrack in the middle of a cornfield" to a booming tourist attraction.

Detroit Lost a $1 Million Check in a Desk Drawer

Add forgetfulness to the city's many woes.

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

The number is on the rise.

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.

The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Answers to the questions we're all asking today.

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.