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Detroit Doesn't Need Hipsters To Survive, It Needs Black People

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Last month, Thomas Sugrue, the scholar who literally wrote the book on Detroit, traveled to the Motor City to deliver a tough message to business and ...

Detroit Bets Big On Costly Projects

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 10.28.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- DETROIT (AP) — It may be too broke to pay its bills or even respond to 911 calls on time, but Detroit is still thinking big. As the debt...

Everything You Need To Know For The Fireworks

Posted 06.24.2013 | Detroit

The Motor City has always had a special relationship with Canada, at least after that whole War of 1812 thing. And the 55th annual Detroit fireworks, ...

Transparency vs. Exclusivity: Which Rebuilds a City Faster?

Amanda Brewington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

We need to intrigue others to want to check us out and maybe stay a while. We need bike shops, coffeehouses, specialty stores and retail. We really need a dense retail district.

Detroit Can Learn a Thing or Two From Grand Rapids

Brandon Helderop | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

Over the past few decades, Grand Rapids has seen an exciting boom of sorts. While the magnitude of a Detroit turnaround will require much more, I believe the Motor City can learn a thing or two from our neighbor city in West Michigan as it continues to capitalize on recent successes.

Ashley Woods

Dan Gilbert's Plan For Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit

Detroiters can expect many changes to downtown after developer Dan Gilbert explained his vision for a district geared toward pedestrians and brimming ...

8 U.S. Cities With Emerging Downtowns

Posted 03.26.2013 | Detroit

Whether attempting to revitalize a suffering city like Detroit or create more residential options to a neighborhood in an already thriving metropolis ...

Gilbert Snags Another Downtown Building

Posted 03.19.2013 | Detroit

Rock Ventures announced Tuesday the company had bought yet another building in Detroit. 1001 Woodward Avenue is just the latest downtown real estate i...

If We Don't Push, Nothing Happens

Jason Lorimer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

Our future city relies on dreamers who find inspiration in the possibility of really being able to affect peoples' lives. Our community's anchor organizations need to cultivate these folks. We need leaders of all cultures and across generations to unify.

Why Detroit?

Amanda Brewington | Posted 04.14.2013 | Detroit
Amanda Brewington

I want Detroit to be the magical place I believe it is for everyone. So I live here, I pay taxes here, I tell everyone it is a magical place.

Newest Coffee Shop Opens Downtown

Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

Though it might seem like the Motor City is overflowing with coffee shops these days, we're of the opinion that too many brewers won't spoil the beans...

New Table Tennis Club Serves Up Detroit Love

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit

Get out of the basement, ping-pong players. A new club dedicated to the sport is open for business in downtown Detroit. Drive Table Tennis Social C...

The Detroit of Tomorrow

Brandon Helderop | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

As Detroiters, we are daily seeing progress being made but I know I have wondered at times, what is the vision behind it all? Thankfully for today's Detroit, those on the front lines are visionaries that have bought into a common vision.

Downtown Detroit Hotel To Get Major Revamp

Deadline Detroit | Posted 05.16.2013 | Detroit

In another example of the housing boomlet in downtown and Midtown, a developer is planning to turn the Milner Hotel near Comerica Park into apartments...

Historic Building Could Be Razed To Make Room For Parking Structure

Posted 08.24.2012 | Detroit

A Canadian businessman's plan to demolish a historic building in downtown Detroit, making way for another parking structure, has left a bad taste in t...

Michigan's Newest Suburb? A Response to Karen Dumas

Tim Miller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit
Tim Miller

Most of those driving the discussions about economic progress, urban gardening, land use issues, and governmental policy in Detroit are relative newcomers who do not necessarily understand or appreciate the challenges that the "old Detroit" has faced.

Detroit Whales' Fate: To Fade Away

Crain's Detroit Business | Posted 07.23.2012 | Detroit

There may be no saving Detroit's whales. When the iconic blue humpback whale mural on downtown's Broderick Tower -- now covered by a banner for Ver...

Off the Spreadsheet and Into the Streets

Jason Lorimer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Detroit
Jason Lorimer

A vibrant downtown is not, by itself, the answer to Detroit's problems. However, few would argue that it's not of particular importance as an anchor point for a significantly improved local economy.

Chicago Alderman Worries About Becoming Detroit. He Has Nothing to Worry About

Frank Nemecek | Posted 08.26.2012 | Detroit
Frank Nemecek

How in the world can someone from the city that made gangland shootings famous worry that one more shooting means Chicago is "becoming Detroit?"

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...

Famed Detroit Restaurant Joins Historic Revival Of Detroit's Downtown

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's London Chop House, legendary for its high-end food and famous patrons, will reopen its doors on Valentine's Day after a 20-year hiatus. N...

We're No. 9! We're No. 9!

Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

Oh, the pleasures of a good top ten list. At HuffPost, we certainly adore a good list. But hasn't Detroit become the star of one too many? Curbed ...

Lost in Detroit: A Gentrifier's Story

Tommy Simon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Tommy Simon

Let me say, as a young gentrifier, it's not that easy. Aside from my daily struggle of squeezing my legs into my skinny jeans, life is not a trust-fund joyride when you're a partially employed member of Detroit's creative class.

What a Couple of Grandpas Learned at Occupy Detroit

Ronald Aronson | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Ronald Aronson

As two suburban grandfathers, we went to Grand Circus Park in Downtown Detroit last month before Occupy Detroit moved out of its encampment. We wanted to see what the next generation was up to.

Re-Speaking Detroit

Bethany Herr Hatfield | Posted 02.07.2012 | Detroit
Bethany Herr Hatfield

We have the ability to change Detroit by simply changing the way we speak about it. You never know who you're speaking to.