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Book Review of “A $500 House in Detroit” by Drew Philp

by Sean Glowacz

“A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City,” by Drew Philp, is the story of Philp’s exploration for significance and purpose, and an expansive assessment of life in urban America. Drew Ph... Read article

Non-Diversified Economic Markets in Detroit, Michigan: Autos and Now Agriculture

by Bora Mici

Detroit, Michigan's urban agriculture has been enjoying stunning popularity for several years. From a city in exponential decline since the national financial crisis of the end of the last decade, the city's citizens and... Read article

Detroit Controversy over Converting I-375 into a Pedestrian-Friendly Surface Road

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit, Michigan is at a crossroads of urban development. I've covered the many urban planning controversies being discussed in the area: development and gentrification in Midtown and Downtown, transit problems, and i... Read article

Detroit Center MConnector Shuttles University of Michigan Students to Detroit

by Meg Mulhall

The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor provides buses for students to more easily traverse the multiple campuses spread across the city. And now the University is making it easier for students to engage with the City ... Read article

Attracting the Creative Class to Detroit’s Midtown: What About the Non-Creatives?

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit, Michigan’s Midtown area has been a hotbed of redevelopment in the City for the past decade and is home to Wayne State University, the public institution that has had a wide-reaching impact on the safety and po... Read article

Detroit’s Urban Agriculture Ordinance Inspires Changes to Vacant Lots

by Meg Mulhall

If you take a break from the media coverage of Detroit that focuses on the City’s ever-increasing unemployment rate, ample vacant land and rampant blight, you will notice some optimistic trends in sustainability, from o... Read article

Governing the New American Municipality: Your Crash Course in Detroit Politics

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit’s bankruptcy shocked those who obviously hadn't been paying attention to the pandemic issues of inequality sweeping across cities in the United States over the past half century. The state of governance in Detr... Read article

Detroit Bankruptcy: A Wake-Up Call for American Municipalities

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit’s filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Thursday, July 18th seemed to shock national and international media, even though this next-step for Detroit has been described as “inevitable” for over a decade. In the days ... Read article

Should We Still Be Inviting Private Corporations to Redevelop Detroit?

by Meg Mulhall

Many revolutionary types in Detroit today will tell you that the City’s downfall was brought on largely by the influence corporate automakers have had historically over urban planning and policy. Even the 1987 film Rob... Read article

Detroit Healthy City: Health Impact Assessments and the Detroit Future City Plan

by Meg Mulhall

At the intersection of public health and urban planning, you can find the trend shaping policy across the United States: health impact assessment (HIA). Health impact assessments seek to manage both the effects of and ... Read article

Detroit, Michigan SOUP: Feeding Community Projects

by Meg Mulhall

Hundreds of Detroiters pour into an empty warehouse near the New Center section of the City and gather around tables near the floor made of milk crates and plywood boards. As more people settle in, a woman takes the st... Read article

Biking in the Motor City: How Detroit, Michigan is Returning to Its Roots

by Meg Mulhall

Maybe one of the biggest surprises you’ll find in Detroit is the presence of a great bike culture. This is surprising for two main reasons: Detroit is the Motor City: a major part of your associations with Detr... Read article

Forty Miles from Eight Mile: University of Michigan Engaged with Detroit

by Meg Mulhall

The University of Michigan is a world-class university with its main campus in the idyllic small-town Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students and Ann Arbor natives often refer to their little slice of heaven as “28 square mile... Read article