The General Motors world headquarters, background, is juxtaposed against a tattered house in Detroit.

An app that could cure urban blight

Nov 23, 2015
Connecting interested buyers with foreclosed homes.
Posted In: Detroit, app, foreclosed homes
 A view of downtown Detroit.

American Futures from Detroit to Fresno

Sep 21, 2015
The Fallows have been on a road trip across the country to learn what it's like in small towns.
Posted In: american futures, James Fallows, Detroit, Fresno, great plains, montana
David Maraniss in front of the home in which he spent the first six years of his life. It's now a pile of rubble.

Detroit: Then and Now

Sep 17, 2015
A new book looks at how Motor City shaped American culture.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, cities, Music
Denby High School in Detroit, Michigan.

How Detroit students experienced the city's bankruptcy

Sep 9, 2015
The NYT video series looks high schoolers' optimism despite their surroundings.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, high school, gentrification

The problem with Puerto Rico's debt

Jul 17, 2015
Because of its exclusion from Chapter 9 provisions, handling debt is complicated.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, bond, bankruptcy, chapter 9, Detroit, schumer

Cities rethink their future by looking to the past

Jun 26, 2015
The first step is realizing your town may not be a Silicon Anything.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, cleveland, Detroit
Detroit resident Andrea Malone in her home. Malone is struggling to manage her payments to the water department because of other bills.

Amid water shutoffs, Detroit residents struggle

Jun 3, 2015
The city's residents owe the water department about $47 million dollars.
Posted In: Detroit, utilities, water shutoff

Asking fans to help build a stadium

Feb 12, 2015
A developer is crowd-sourcing the funds to rebuild the Detroit Tigers' stadium.
Posted In: Detroit, baseball, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding

Post-bankruptcy Detroit's a bargain for corporations

Jan 29, 2015
Companies bet that "Made in Detroit" can outsell "Made in America."
Posted In: Detroit, Detroit bankruptcy, watches
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept vehicle makes its global debut Jan. 12, 2015 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It's all about the hardware at Detroit auto show

Jan 12, 2015
Another auto-show trend: Everything's going to be 'kind of environmentally responsible.'
Posted In: Auto, Detroit, GM, chevrolet