Detroit Journalism Cooperative

Fighting Gun Violence By Treating It Like a Disease

As murder rates rise in Detroit, doctors at a local hospital are working to keep shooting victims from ending up back in the ER.

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Detroit Coney Pizza Is the Worst

Just stop.

Paul Sancya/AP

The Steady Deconstruction of America's Cities

Peter Moskowitz’s new book on gentrification outlines how local governments cede their power over residents’ lives to private interests.

Jessica McKenzie

Detroit's Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for 'Information Justice'

An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

How To Get Detroit Back On Its Feet

The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Don't Dismiss the Early Signs of a Turnaround in Detroit

The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.

Rebel Nell/Jacob Lewkow Photography

The Detroit Start-Up Helping Women Craft a Path Out of Homelessness

How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.

Paxson Woelber/Flickr

Giving Cities Room to Experiment and Innovate

The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.

Courtesy Erik Paul Howard

When Cycling and Storytelling Mingle

Detroit’s Pedal to Porch project hopes neighbors will slow down and meet each other.

Scott Hocking

To Understand Detroit, Look in at Night

A new exhibition uses darkness to highlight the nuances of blight and revitalization—and the culture that has stayed rooted all along.


Turning Detroit's Abandoned Homes Into Greenhouses

A design collaborative is putting down roots on a blighted lot.

Jamie Grill/Getty/Katie Martin/CityLab

In Cider Season, Detroit's Donuts Reign Supreme

The perfect autumnal snack salutes Michigan’s other big industry.

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Federal Dollars for Urban Farms

A new agriculture bill could help city growers expand their operations.

Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters

The Great Lakes Should Be on the Lookout for Waterspouts

There’s a decent chance these ghostly spinners will pop up Thursday on Lake Erie.

Danielle Walquist Lynch/Flickr

The Fight to Feed Detroit

To mend the city’s food system, urban farmers and entrepreneurs are working to funnel fresh produce and artisanal goods to local tables.

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Growing Pains for Detroit's Urban Farms

Agriculture flourishes in the city’s vacant lots—but can it survive the push toward revitalization?

Jessica Leigh Hester/CityLab

Farming for Their Lives

Detroit’s urban growers are cultivating the land to pick up where they feel the city has let them down.

Claire Nelson

A Real-Life Forum for Real Urban Issues

Urban Consulate aims to encourage uncomfortable—and inspiring—conversations in Detroit, Philly, and NOLA.