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Aging at Home: Does It Have to Be an Uphill Climb?
Urban Planning Consultant
The widespread proliferation of extended care facilities, senior communities, and the younger "active adult" subdivisions is evidence that a sizable portion of the population is demanding a residential typology that scarcely existed years ago.
What About Delray? The Past and Future of Detroit's Forgotten Neighborhood
Fellow, Preservation Detroit
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.
Michigan's Newest Suburb? A Response to Karen Dumas
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.
Transit Advocates Explain Why Rapid Buses Are Better Choice
Ich Bin Ein Detroiter: And You Can Be Too!
6th Generation Michigander, all opinions are my own
Detroit is a city that is all about division. Today's obvious divides -- rich and poor, black and white, downtown and neighborhoods -- are nothing new. We've always loved to find (or invent) ways to separate ourselves.
Saying Thank You to Those Who Support Detroit
It's time to end this fighting about ownership of Detroit and its future. The more we fight amongst ourselves, the more ownership we all have in the negative image of the city.
Who Is a Real Detroiter? We All Are
Dean P. Simmer
Teacher, Minister, Shenanigan-Causer
There isn't a reason to battle over who will save Detroit. The reality is that we all need each other. Why do I have to choose between the suburbs and the city?
I'm A Detroiter Too: A Response
Rabbi Jason Miller
Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist - "Rabbi Witho...
There is certainly a revival in the Motor City and we should all be excited about the possibilities. But I want to caution Toby Barlow and anyone who believes that to be part of the renaissance one has to relocate to Downtown Detroit.
"Detroit," Meet Detroit
Author of Sharp Teeth and Babayaga
The suburbs have been trying to run away from Detroit for half a century and all it has brought is ruin and depression for all. It's time to embrace this place. Luckily, right now, it's a wonderful town to embrace.
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