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New pilot program could rewrite zoning codes for the better

According to the Detroit News, a new "pink zone" pilot program, meant to ease zoning restrictions, could be on the way next summer.

Detroit automakers and Silicon Valley app-makers increase collaboration

Detroit is teaching Silicon Valley a thing or two about technology in the arena it knows best: cars.

National business leaders bullish on Detroit, Kresge report indicates

The Kresge Foundation released its "Detroit Reinvestment Index," which gathered data on what national business leaders think about Detroit.


Help select which mural gets painted at the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex

Every year, the 8-week Summer in the City program culminates in a celebration and mural painting. This year, they've chosen to adorn the Adams Butzel Recreation Complex in northwest Detroit with a hockey-themed mural.

Detroit Free Press strongly denounces county executives' efforts to derail regional transit

A prominent columnist at the Detroit Free Press and the paper's editorial board have come out staunchly against recent efforts to scuttle regional transit by suburban county executives.

Small businesses multiply, crime declines along Jefferson Avenue corridor

A recent article in Crain's Detroit Business details the rapid growth of five neighborhoods extending along Jefferson Avenue, stretching all the way to the Grosse Pointe border.

U.S. cities, Detroit included, are rethinking the alley

A recent article in City Lab explores the way cities, including Detroit, are creatively rethinking use of the alley.

Next High Growth Happy Hour focuses on real estate

There's an opportunity to hear from two fast growing, local real-estate startups at the next High Growth Happy Hour on August 3 in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.

Hatch Art launches fundraiser to save Hamtramck Disneyland

The Hamtramck art collective Hatch Art, using the local crowdfunding platform Patronicity, has launched a fundraiser to help save Hamtramck Disneyland, the famous folk-art site started in the backyard of Ukrainian immigrant Dmytro Szylak.

Article explores overlooked beauty of east riverfront housing

Titled "Strait Outta Downtown," the article profiles apartments and houses in The Jeffersonian, "a 30-story, 410-unit midcentury masterpiece," and the Joseph Berry Subdivision.

Forward Cities nominee discusses scholarship for "mapping the world"

Detroiter Jerry Paffendorf of Loveland Technologies received a scholarship to the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival earlier this month.

Developers take lead installing public art in downtown Detroit

Public art is fast becoming part of Detroit's redevelopment. According to artist Nicole MacDonald, it's "all about empowerment."

Group seeks to make two streets temporarily car-free

The organization Open Streets is applying for permits to convert stretches of Michigan Avenue and Vernor Highway into exclusively pedestrian and bike streets. 

Cleveland's bus rapid transit system could be a model for Detroit

For those wondering what bus rapid transit might look like in SE Michigan, look to Cleveland, which has had a BRT line since 2008. 
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