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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.

Janet Jones, owner of Source Booksellers

Why Detroit's independent bookstores matter -- and have been steadily growing

Beginning with Source Booksellers, which opened in Midtown in 2002, the city has seen a slow but steady rise in independent bookstores. And they've survived largely because of their importance to local residents. 

American Riad list

This Moroccan-style housing and community space hopes to bring people together in the North End

In partnership with the Ghana ThinkTank, a group of makers and developers are creating a Moroccan "riad" in the North End that will have a central courtyard filled with art, gardens, and public space.

The Brooks Barron Residence

The most interesting houses in Detroit, part 2

Following up on our popular article profiling Detroit's most interesting houses, we're featuring nine more, and sent Nick Hagen out to photograph them. 

The Hamilton, formerly Milner Arms

Why the redevelopment of a Midtown apartment building is a crucial test case for inclusive housing

When the Milner Arms apartment building was purchased by real estate developer Broder & Sachse, many of the senior and low-income residents worried they'd be evicted. But when the building reopens later this year, almost all are expected to return.
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