1. Thinking on their feet: In-class exercise helps fight childhood obesity while kids learn

    Among the many things that years of teaching elementary school students has taught Cesar Reyes, is that kids sit too much during school and should move more.

  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. 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.

  4. Detroit: Community organizing helped stabilize neighborhoods after mortgage crisis

    University of Michigan researchers studied three Detroit neighborhoods — Grandmont Rosedale, East English Village and MorningSide. They found that those under the leadership of a community development corporation, along with volunteer efforts, weathered the city’s housing crisis better than the rest.

  5. Afterhouse: Bringing hope to a Detroit neighborhood

    In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, something is happening.

  6. Finding Solutions for Detroit

    In her book “Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit,” U-M Professor June Manning Thomas explores what went wrong, demonstrating how and why government programs were ineffective and even destructive to community needs.

  7. Michigan ArcPrep

    Michigan Architecture Prep (ArcPrep), a new program hosted by Taubman College, is introducing 38 high school juniors from Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to the multi-faceted discipline of architecture.