Quality of Life

  • Gordon Park, Detroit’s Ground Zero, 1967

    Gordon Park got its own state historical marker acknowledging Rosa Parks Boulevard and Clairmount Avenue as the spot where…

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  • The long road to renovating a neighborhood jewel

    Detroit neighborhoods try to figure how to remake their communities. One is pinning hopes on something it still has…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Blight and illegal dumping

    One of the big issues in Detroit is blight. People walking away from their properties or foreclosures are the…

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  • Detroit’s problem is a lack of jobs, not too much gentrification

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  • Renting in Detroit

    “A lot of people who lost their homes (in the Recession) do not want to buy another home. Or,…

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  • Detroit’s socio-economic laboratory: Morningside

    Private foundations are testing projects to see what might spark neighborhood revival.

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  • Struggling neighborhoods watch as Detroit invests in better neighborhoods first

    Many Detroit neighborhoods need help. A lot of blocks are little more than a couple of occupied homes, a…

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  • Tale of two cities: Despite rebound, study says Detroit short 100,000 jobs

    The conventional wisdom has been that Detroit is recovering, but there’s a major flaw in that assessment. If anything,…

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  • Tale Of Two Cities

    Despite rebound, study says Detroit short 100,000 jobs.

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  • How Trump can help Detroit

    The new president has been criticized by African-American and urban leaders for his broad-stroke, apocalyptic view of inner-city neighborhoods…

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