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Saving Our Treasures

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Like most Detroiters, I have a special fondness for Belle Isle. I've lived close to the Detroit River since 2005, and even when I don't walk or bike on the island or enjoy the solitude, which I do fairly often, knowing that our island sanctuary is there provides respite to the soul.

Detroit Future City Is Full of Small Mistakes

Jason Lorimer | Posted 03.24.2013 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

Picture a Detroit full of small mistakes. What if, as an existing or would-be community developer, I could be inspired and informed on an issue that affects me and my fellow citizens?

State Rep. Makes Appeal Regarding Detroit Future City Framework Implementation

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Michigan State Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi (D-Detroit) responded to release of the Detroit Future City framework Wednesday with an appeal to city and ...

David Sands

Kresge Makes HUGE Investment In Detroit's Future

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.09.2013 | Detroit

The Kresge Foundation has pledged $150 million to aid in the implementation of a long-ranging, comprehensive framework for Detroit's future. The Detro...

Going Green: Detroit Works Considers Eco-Friendly Zoning

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.09.2012 | Detroit

As Mayor Dave Bing's Detroit Works project continues to collect input from community residents for its long-term strategic framework, team leaders are...

Tell City Planners How To Make Detroit Work

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

City planning effort Detroit Works will hold the first in a series of meetings Monday night to gather community input to develop a long-term "strategi...

David Sands

Detroit Works Project Attempts To Reinvent Itself And The City

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.04.2012 | Detroit

Although Detroit faces a state takeover as soon as Thursday, Mayor Dave Bing is moving forward with his own longterm plan: a comprehensive effort to t...