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Presentation at Detroit Future City on the single-family housing market

After restructuring period, Detroit Future City emerges potent and engaged

After a lengthy period of seeming dormancy, Detroit Future City has been its most outward-facing in years and has its sights set on fulfilling many of the proposals in its long-term vision for Detroit.

D3 Neighborhood Change Index

Which Detroit neighborhoods are most vulnerable to major change? New reports uses data to find out

Data Driven Detroit just released Turning the Corner, originally an attempt to develop a predictive model for resident displacement. The final result, however, is possibly more interesting and useful.

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Michigan Council on Future Mobility makes key recommendations

The Michigan Council on Future Mobility has presented its second annual report to Gov. Rick Snyder, and it outlined key recommendations for policy changes regarding mobility.

SMART bus in downtown Detroit

OPINION: To improve regional transit, Wayne and Washtenaw counties must consider a separate plan

Megan Owens, executive director of Transportation Riders United, argues that with Macomb and Oakland counties effectively withdrawing from regional transit, it's time for Wayne and Washtenaw to be an example and invest independently. 

The Hamilton, formerly Milner Arms

Detroit's inclusionary housing ordinance, explained

Last year, Detroit's city council passed an ordinance stipulating multi-family developments that received subsidies must include affordable housing. Half a year later, has it had its intended effect? We took a look. 
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