Detroit

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.

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.

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.

The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We've Ever Seen

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

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

A strange story from Dearborn, Michigan.

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.

Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

Why the Feds Agreed to Spend TARP Money on Demolishing Michigan's Empty Buildings

There's admittedly a certain irony in tearing down houses with funds marked to keep people in houses.

Could Detroit Become America's Design Capital?

The century-old College for Creative Studies is helping to make that vision a reality.

Detroit's Famously Decaying Old Train Station Has 5 New Windows and No One Knows Why

You have to start somewhere, we guess?

Under Threat of Municipal Bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts Readies for a Fight

The museum is threatening to play hardball if it's ordered to auction off its assets to help the city pay off its massive debt.

A Puzzling Relationship Between Same-Sex Parents and Gay Marriage?

Many of the highest percentages of gay couples raising children are found in states that ban gay marriage.

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.

How Congress Can Help Rust Belt Cities Attract (and Keep) High-Skill Immigrants

Shrinking cities are hoping immigrants will rebuild our their communities. Washington should gear policy to helping them.

Does Michigan's Emergency-Manager Law Hurt Black Citizens Disproportionately?

"It totally decimates democracy."

Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

The Case for (Selective) Squatting

Sometimes, it can be in a city's best interest to encourage the people who do it.

The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

Class-Divided Cities: Detroit Edition

The final installment of our series exploring the economic divides across America's largest cities and metros.