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.
How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.
The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.
Detroit’s Pedal to Porch project hopes neighbors will slow down and meet each other.
A new exhibition uses darkness to highlight the nuances of blight and revitalization—and the culture that has stayed rooted all along.
A design collaborative is putting down roots on a blighted lot.