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Michigan Will Take Over Detroit

Snyder has "top candidate" for Emergency Manager in mind; consolidation of power will likely lead to cuts and asset sales that the mayor and city council sought to avoid.

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Quantifying Downtown Detroit's Comeback

Exactly how the Motor City is rebuilding its urban core.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

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Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

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Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

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The Wildly Different Age Demographics of U.S. Cities

And other lessons learned from a vast new data tool from the Urban Institute.

Reuters

Pointless Mayoral Sports Betting: Surely We Can Do Better Than This

America's mayors could clearly use some inspiration.

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

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Video of the Day: A Year of Fighting Fires in Detroit

In Highland Park, Michigan, a fireman records his work.

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Are Some Cities Built to Encourage Drunk Driving?

A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.

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Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

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'Oakland Is the Newark of the West Coast'

And other metrophors.

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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

Reuters

Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

Reuters

A Street Sign Kerfuffle, a Hipster Alliance and More: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

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The Perils of Rust Belt Memes

National coverage of ruin and revival gloss over deeper truths about these cities.