“We’re starting to realize they’re just as powerful as a park or plaza.”
Native Detroiters Lauren Hood and Adriel Thornton offer an insider’s view on visiting Motor City.
The much-lauded buffet of haute restaurants is almost exclusively white in a breathtakingly black city. That’s a big problem.
A virulent algae bloom feeding on agricultural nutrients has transformed the water, yet again, into something green and oozing.
For years, the city has shut off supply to residents who can’t pay their bills.
This nonprofit gives its fellows resources, mentorship, and the chance to tell the stories of their city.
When the tasty critters invade, they can undermine the integrity of dams and levees.
Five chaotic days left 43 people dead, hundreds injured, and thousands arrested. Here’s what led to the breaking point.
A new exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum charts the complicated course of life in the city before and after July 1967.
Who will love, and take care of, my neighborhood the way the older residents have?
Some students get field trips, science kits, and new toys while the kids down the hall get nothing.
A new program gives locals the skills to launch businesses and dictate how their city is expanding.
In a new exhibition, Alejandro Campins and José Yaque capture the energy of the city’s past while exploring its future.
Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?
As murder rates rise in Detroit, doctors at a local hospital are working to keep shooting victims from ending up back in the ER.
Peter Moskowitz’s new book on gentrification outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.
An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.
The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.
The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.