Detroit

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Is Detroit Becoming a Suburb?

A provocative op-ed in the Detroit News raises tough questions about Detroit's revival and other cities. 

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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A Drone's-Eye View of Detroit

A video camera and an unmanned aerial vehicle offer a unique tour of the city.

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How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data

Once Apple releases its new mapping software, you'll only be able to find the bus if you live in a city with open data.

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The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)

The inventor of the suburban indoor mall came to rue his creations. But now they are dying off anyway.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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Weirdest Idea to Save Detroit Yet: Zombies

"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.

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Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

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A 'Vertical' Future for the Urban Factory

A traveling exhibition imagines a minor renaissance of urban manufacturing that's greener, cleaner, and more efficient.

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Debating the Root Causes of Zombie Infrastructure

A vacant Michigan strip mall becomes a symbol in a Congressional primary race, but it's really part of a much broader problem.

The Future of Detroit

The fifth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the Motor City.

The Businesses That Will Lead Detroit

The fourth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

The Faces Behind Detroit's Rebirth

The third installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

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Portfolio of the Week: Detroit's M1/DTW

An interview with architect Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW, who uses Detroit's history and resources to create better designs.

Detroit's Creative Potential

The second installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.

The State of Detroit

The first installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

How Detroit Is Rising

You've heard the story of the city's downfall. This is the story of its comeback.