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The Perils of Rust Belt Memes

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

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How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

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Michigan Is Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

A new state program matches companies with participants.

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Dearborn: Where Americans Come to Hate Muslims

How a city of 97,000 became a must-visit location on the newly established anti-Muslim protest circuit.

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Can Detroit Live Up to Its Hype?

Boosters promise a city poised to become the next start-up hub. But driving around the downtown's empty streets, I'm not so sure I see a rosy future.

Zoe Strauss

The Paradox of Mexicantown: Detroit's Uncomfortable Relationship With the Immigrants it Desperately Needs

Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?

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How Detroit's Opera Company Survived, Despite All Odds

The city's bastion of high art is thriving thanks to a strategy that's drawn in a younger, diverse audience.

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A Second Life for Detroit's Most Popular Garage

The Vinsetta is transformed into a restaurant.

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4 Lessons for Building a Stronger Tech Economy in Cities

Ideas from the Techonomy conference in Detroit.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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The Case for City-Based Visas

Scholars are floating a new method of immigration sponsorship.

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The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

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How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

You might earn more in places like San Francisco and New York – but it'll take you years to save for a down payment in those markets.

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Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

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I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

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The Soccer King of Detroit

Sean Mann works to build community with a neighborhood-based league and a new local minor league team.

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How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food

Served at weddings, parties, even funerals, the chili-doused bundle of goodness offers insight into Detroit's history.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.