Oakland County, Michigan, has long spurned transit and kept Detroit at arm’s length. But new county executive David Coulter isn’t afraid of density.
“Black Bottom Street View,” now exhibiting at the Detroit Public Library, thoughtfully displays old images of the historic African American neighborhood in its final days.
The 33-year-old GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant was renovated less than five years ago. But now that it’s shutting down, some residents are hoping to right a wrong.
The city is experiencing a sustained real estate boom, poaching employers—even pro sports teams—from surrounding municipalities. Places like Southfield, Pontiac, and Dearborn will have to find ways to keep up.
A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.
Victor Gruen’s Northland Center set suburban architectural standards for half a century. Now, partially demolished, its next life is up in the air.
This holiday season, groups in Michigan and the UK are asking for fewer jingle bells, more silent nights in public spaces.
Cities are removing benches in an effort to counter vagrancy and crime—at the same time that they’re adding them to make the public realm more age-friendly.
Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?
Hundreds of locals have been hired to help the city recover from its water crisis.
The Canal District of Worcester, Massachusetts, is flourishing. Now all it needs is a canal.
Result: a modern two-in-one complex that serves young and old.
At MIT’s AgeLab, researchers work on autonomous wheelchairs, neighborhood design for the cognitively impaired, and a host of other strategies to prepare for the “silver tsunami.”
A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.
Athenaeums—membership libraries—might seem like fusty relics of the 19th century. But the Providence Athenaeum has become a lively center for intellectual engagement.
As cities go wild for innovation, Boston's award-winning District Hall tries to distill the concept into physical form.
But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.
Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.
Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.
U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.
As I-81 nears the end of its functional life, a city struggles to decide the best way forward.