San Francisco is presently transforming from one of the world's greatest cities to an uninteresting generic metropolis. There is an alternative to keep San Francisco as the unique, vibrant, fascinating, & interesting city it is today.
Although there are various ways "change" is happening in Detroit, the dominant paradigm of changemaking is too often top-down and exclusionary.
Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.
It's no doubt that there's still plenty of work to do.
Every business, including my own, has its own self-sustainment as its primary goal; yet, we Detroiters tend to include in our personal goals a desire - a need - to help Detroit.
If you live in Michigan, or any state where the interests of the wealthy are beginning to overshadow the interests of the public, remember which party is putting it up for sale.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, I became a graphic artist in D.C. Twenty years later, I was involved with the labor movement. At the time, I didn't think that there was a connection between the two, but now I'm quite sure that there is.
An Angeleno urbanist jonesing for the sort of brick and mortar one is hard pressed to find in most parts of Los Angeles, I was excited to be heading back to a place I'd been fascinated with since taking a course at the University of Michigan on urban development in the American rustbelt.
Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...
No one is suggesting that we can't improve educational outcomes but pretending that a severely biased reading of an immaterial report somehow confirms the need for highly suspect partisan solutions could be the best example of where our school systems really do need to improve.
I am less anxious about the threat from the Ku Klux Klan and skinheads than I am the possibility that an ordinary guy across the bar, with economic unease and too much booze, turn outs to be savage enough for violence.
Activist Robert Davis filed a challenge with the Wayne County Elections Commission to remove my name from the August 5th Primary Election ballot as a ...
Imagine for a moment that you're a mom in Detroit living on less than what it takes for your family to thrive. You face similar challenges as all moms in low-income situations, plus more.
Discouraging new forms of entrepreneurism that threaten established businesses, is a classic form of government interference that affects many different industries in the urban marketplace.
So far in this election cycle, Snyder and his team of experts have proven to be very good at creating catchy nicknames and misrepresenting data to make it appear the governor has had a positive impact.
Parking is not a profit engine. It is a service that should help local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. It's a way to cycle traffic through and keep neighborhoods moving.