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A Charter City for Detroit’s Development

by Meg Mulhall

Months of inspiration for government officials and urban planners are coming to a head in Detroit with the recent introduction of the Future City initiative. Next on the city council’s agenda is a decision on the proposa... Read article

A Return to Detroit’s Roots: An Urban Agriculture Debate

by Meg Mulhall

Detroit’s downfall is a storied urban planning nightmare. One largely important factor in the city’s decline is the rapid population exodus it continues to experience. Population loss has resulted in vast amounts of vaca... Read article

Evaluating Ridership in Detroit: Woodward Corridor Transportation Alternatives

by Alexandria Huff

“Mobility” is one of the 14 quality of life indicators that Detroit, Michigan will use as a benchmark of success for their long term regional and urban planning. In December 2012, we begged the question: Will the Moto... Read article

Boarded Up to Start Up: Retail and Risk in Detroit, Michigan

by Alexandria Huff

Architecture alone doesn't make a vibrant city, you have to activate the store fronts. Despite its assets, during the suburban growth of the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, Detroit found that it could no longer compete with the ... Read article

Southeast Michigan Regional Partnership Saves Detroit, Michigan’s Convention Center

by Alexandria Huff

Outdated, poorly maintained, and critically disconnected from the streetscape and RiverWalk, COBO Center was well on its way to becoming Detroit’s largest white elephant.  At risk of losing its contract for the North A... Read article

Detroit, Michigan Heidelberg Project: A Different Image of the City

by Alexandria Huff

"Every citizen has had long associations with some part of the city, and his image is soaked in memories and meanings." Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City (1960) Twenty-seven years later, a young Tyree Guyton reflec... Read article

Fast Track Land Banking in Detroit, Michigan

by Alexandria Huff

Architects, urban planners, engineers, and residents realize that Detroit isn't actually shrinking. The physical boundaries still exist, but, in many areas of the city, the density has been significantly reduced and the ... Read article

Detroit Urban Laboratory: Michigan Urban Planning and Architecture Programs Take Advantage of Proximity

by Alexandria Huff

In many ways, Michigan’s current economic climate is distressing to architects and urban designers. Our regional dependence on the automotive industry has left Detroit, Michigan with a major identity crisis, not to men... Read article

“Empowered, Intentional, Bold:” TechTown Detroit, Michigan Values at Work

by Alexandria Huff

Once home to the innovations of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, American Electrical Heater Company and General Motors, the New Center area breathes new life into Detroit, Michigans's entrepreneurial spirit. In Apr... Read article

Phase I Collaboration begins on Detroit, Michigan’s Bloody Run Creek

by Alexandria Huff

Daylighting Detroit, Michigan’s Bloody Run Creek will be no small feat, but it’s a project that truly embodies a new and sustainable direction for the city. St. Louis developer, Richard Baron, has been pitching redevel... Read article

Social Media Networks Contribute to Detroit, Michigan’s Transformation

by Alexandria Huff

Social media is changing the way we live, work, and play. Our networks are larger, our interests broader, and our opportunities more abundant than ever before. Thanks to this dynamic, digital infrastructure, Detroit, ... Read article

The Story of Demolition City: Detroit, Michigan

by Alexandria Huff

In February 2012, I wrote a post called Assessing the Damage: Preserving Detroit, Michigan’s Historical Places, describing the delicate balance between restoration and demolition. Incorporating preservation efforts int... Read article

Diamond in the Rough: The Positive Urban Planning Impact of American Baseball on Detroit, Michigan

by Alexandria Huff

Opening day just five weeks away, Detroit Tiger's fans are clawing to get back into their orange and navy blue. Baseball has always been considered America's favorite pastime. For Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroi... Read article