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  1. Q&A – Reynolds Farley: A long view on Detroit

    Reynolds Farley started teaching urban sociology in 1967, the same year of the Detroit riots.

  2. Sense of home inspires Taubman lecturer to help revitalize Detroit

    In an effort to preserve other Detroiters’ memories and neighborhoods, Dowdell — a Detroit Native — is a partner at Century Partners, a Detroit-based real estate development firm that aims to revitalize city neighborhoods while connecting residents to investment opportunities.

  3. Survey asks Detroiters about housing, employment, mobility and race relations

    The majority of Detroiters either know someone who has been evicted from their home during the past year or have been evicted themselves, and an even larger number of Detroiters know someone who has lost a job in the past year or have lost one themselves.

  4. From foster care to fulfillment: U-M program gives hope to foster students across Michigan

    Cherish Fields graduated from U-M with the aid of a Blavin Scholarship, a program to help foster children attain college degrees. Today, as a social worker at a Detroit agency that assists children who are wards of the state, she is helping children just like herself.

  5. Flying cars are coming

    Jon Rimanelli is quietly engineering a revolution with industry-shifting ideas, existing technology and a really old company. The new vision for the Detroit Aircraft Corporation could return this century plus old company to prominence.

  6. RIPPLE EFFECT

    Valerie and Tony Russell are rolling. On a 90-degree day in late May, their SUV cruises the streets of Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, their home.

  7. Developing future leaders of Detroit starts with a summer internship

    Program graduates will have the skills to preserve and transform places and programs that are vital to the city’s history and growth.

  8. U-M alumna Dominique Morisseau named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow

    A native Detroiter, Morisseau (BFA ’00, theatre) began writing plays as a student at SMTD, studying with Professor OyamO (Charles Gordon). Her three-play cycle, The Detroit Project, includes Skeleton Crew, Paradise Blue, and Detroit ’67.

  9. This urban farm is on path to sustainability

    Akoaki, a design studio in Detroit, has been working with the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm for nearly four years to develop a vision and “guiding plan” to make it self-sufficient and sustainable.