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Amazing Maps Show Off Detroit Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.12.2013 | Detroit

Detroit is one-of-a-kind, locals and outsiders would agree: for good or bad, there's nowhere else like it. Even inside the city, its neighborhoods eac...

Detroit's Next Up-And-Coming Neighborhood

Model D | Dennis Archambault | Posted 02.27.2013 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. With Downtown and Midtown defining their place, many are looking to the North End as a new frontier for ...

A Shooting in Woodbridge, and Why I Don't Feel Unsafe

Brian Ambrozy | Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit
Brian Ambrozy

Monday, January 21, at least 10 shots were fired from an SUV a man was killed on the sidewalk, about a thousand feet from my front door. But I don't feel unsafe is because the neighborhood mobilized instantly.

Deal With It, Detroit

Jerry Paffendorf | Posted 12.19.2012 | Detroit
Jerry Paffendorf

There's something going on in Detroit right now that we should all know about because it's huge, it touches every neighborhood, it sends waves into the future, and if addressed, it could lead to more transparent management of the city's physical space.

What About Delray? The Past and Future of Detroit's Forgotten Neighborhood

Suki Gershenhorn | Posted 12.09.2012 | Detroit
Suki Gershenhorn

All cities change, especially those dependent on specific industries that outlive their usefulness to society. Detroit is suffering and Delray can be considered an exaggerated microcosm of loss and abandonment.

Bridging the Gap Between Desperation and Hope in Detroit

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhen you look at the social decay of Detroit's neighborhoods, you see a city that is on life support. The majority of Detroit citizens have given up hope and crossed over to desperation.

The Next Best Neighborhood To Open Up Shop In Detroit

Model D | JON ZEMKE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Detroit

This post originally appeared in Model D. Conventional wisdom in Detroit dictates that The Villages is one of the ripest areas for retail success ...

Making Detroit a World-Class City Again

Adam Hollier | Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit
Adam Hollier

My top priority is making Detroit a world-class city again. As state representative in the 4th district, I will work to achieve this goal by urging our state to invest in infrastructure, education, and our neighborhoods.

Block By Block, Kirk Mayes Envisions A Better Brightmoor

Urban Innovation Exchange | Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit

This article first appeared on the Urban Innovation Exchange. By Tunde Wey Tall with an easy saunter, Kirk Mayes is an ambitious man. His gentle...

Why Midtown Is Seeing A Huge Crime Drop, Improved Quality Of Life

Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Jon Zemke Tackling the public safety problems of Detroit requires more than the efforts of one p...

Where Did All These Neighborhood Names Come From, Anyway? (And Why It Matters)

Timothy Boscarino | Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit
Timothy Boscarino

A neighborhood name can wield real power in an increasingly brand-conscious society. With technology, everyone has basic GIS knowledge and will use Google maps and other location-based programs, so it's always on our minds.

Fix It or Move It

Todd Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit
Todd Scott

Do I just move to a city that has everything I want or do I work to make my hometown better?

Teaching Power in Detroit

Matthew Bode | Posted 07.01.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

Detroit will turn around, and does every day, when we understand the power we have to transform the way we function. Every day we must remind ourselves that this is our community and we have the power to change it.

Detroit's Tale of Two Cities

Sandy K. Baruah | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit
Sandy K. Baruah

While a big fist hangs defiantly in the shadow of City Hall, Detroit packs more than a punch -- it packs the collective energy of a city and region that epitomize resiliency.

Detroit's Declaration of Peace, Hope and Love

Ron Scott | Posted 06.18.2012 | Detroit
Ron Scott

We have to band together to not only protect each other, but to provide for each other, share with each other, feed each other, care for each other and more importantly love each other in these tough times, Detroit.

Participatory Design in Detroit Heals a Neighborhood

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

The young artists are learning from the neighborhood elders, and elders have come to appreciate the passion and dedication of the young artists. Stereotypes are being broken down, art is being created, and a neighborhood is reconnecting with itself.

The Artist and the City

Amanda LeClaire | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit
Amanda LeClaire

Detroit suffers from both over-hype and public derision over the role of artists in the city's future.

Planning Appropriately for Our Future

Meagan Elliott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Meagan Elliott

We don't need to wait for physical displacement to happen before we address ways to make sure it doesn't. The media in Detroit has the opportunity to seize on changes happening here in order to emphasize racial and class-based diversity.