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Detroit Blight

Dear Artists: Detroit’s Empty Homes Are More Than Your Blank Canvas

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts

The Monday demolition of a blighted Detroit home made famous in an art installation thousands of miles away raises questions about the relationship be...

Watch Detroit Neighborhoods Fall Into Ruin With Google Street View

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.26.2016 | Arts

Google Street View’s trove of data and visuals has been used to collect images of streets that made history, of colorful glitches and surreal scenes...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Artfully Dilapidated Gingerbread Houses Represent Detroit's Fight Against Neighborhood Blight | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Good News

Most of these gingerbread houses look like art projects gone wrong, with their shattered cookie windows and crumbling candy walls covered in peeling f...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

11 Remarkable Holiday Gifts Literally Made From Detroit's Trash And Abandoned Homes | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts

Some people look at the thousands of abandoned, crumbling homes in Detroit and see ruin and despair. Others see an opportunity. Most Detroiters ar...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Meet The Guy Who Just Bought 6,000-Plus Neglected Properties In Detroit | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

The name sounds catchy, even cute: the "blight bundle." Its contents, however, are far less appealing: 6,350 properties -- mostly abandoned homes in d...

How the Question, 'What is Art?' Got Real Yesterday in Detroit

Laura Hogikyan | Posted 12.16.2014 | Detroit
Laura Hogikyan

To dole out fines for wall art, or sell the Detroit Institute of Arts' assets to satisfy creditors in the city bankruptcy, would be to destroy the core of what sustains this city and will continue to make it stronger.

You Can Do What You Love in Detroit

Lisa Diggs | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

People often say "do what you love and the money will follow." Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but why does doing what you love have to be tied to a job? How about just doing what you love as a way of living life? The opportunities for to live that philosophy are abundant in Detroit.

The Real Danger Of Detroit's Abandoned Buildings

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Detroit is now undergoing an official "blight emergency," according to an order signed by the city's emergency manager last month. One-fifth of the ci...

Why Battling Blight Is Crucial To Detroit's Future

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Detroit

By Nick Carey DETROIT, July 25 (Reuters) - If you want to tackle Detroit's thousands of abandoned homes and trash-strewn and overgrown...

Detroit Bankruptcy: A Fire or Rebirth?

Paul Ruth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

Whether you see the bankruptcy filing as a positive or not, the real solution is people. Getting people to trust Detroit again, or maybe for the first time, has been hard for a long while and the latest chapter nine doesn't help, at least not in the short term.

Neighbors Step Up To Fight Blight

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Detroit

By Nick Carey DETROIT, July 3 (Reuters) - One in 10 homes in Detroit's middle class Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood has been abandoned...

Michigan WIll Use Foreclosure Prevention Funds For Demolitions

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Detroit

By Steve Neavling June 6 (Reuters) - The city of Detroit bears the scars of its 60-year population decline - more than 80,000 abandone...

Pilot Site For New Detroit Blight Authority Made Public

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Detroit

(DETROIT) -- The pilot site for the newly-formed Detroit Blight Authority has been unveiled. The site, located at the corner of St. Aubin and Wilkins...

GM CEO Makes BIG Out-of-Pocket Donation To Detroit Revitalization

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

Just days before home-building charity Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 25th anniversary, the organization will launch a $25 million project to exp...