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  Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future

Detroit’s urban farming movement is thriving, supplying fresh produce, jobs and revived communities. Desiree Cooper examines this new food-based economy and the issues holding it back.


Bridging Detroit’s divide

How can a region reverse race and class segregation when they’ve persisted for so long? Named after the infamous border between Detroit and its neighboring suburbs, the Bridging 8 Mile initiative has a three-year plan to bring together residents from both sides of the divide.


Is Detroit the new Brooklyn?

From one of the “most miserable cities” to one of the “best places for business,” Detroit is staging a turnaround, with hip creatives streaming into its formerly abandoned downtown. And millions of public, private and foundation dollars are greasing the wheels.


  Rebirth of the Rustbelt: an architect’s perspective

Can cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, make a comeback? Reed Kroloff, director of Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, thinks so.


A future deferred for Detroit school

An innovative school featured in our “Future Detroit” segment is closed by a fire.


Reversing ‘Blue Flight’ in Detroit

Can Detroit’s new housing incentive program lure police officers to move into and stabilize its neighborhoods?


  Shrinking cities: Detroit will encourage its residents to move

Detroit’s mayor is attempting to downsize the sprawling city to a more manageable size, using financial and other incentives to get residents to move. Desiree Cooper reports on the divisive plans.


  Designing the city of the future

A group of budding city planners in Detroit competes against students from more affluent suburbs to design the city of the future. A report from Detroit Public Television.

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