On January 27, passionate citizens attended the first of the new round of public meetings on the future of Detroit. The meeting was interactive, and gave residents a chance to share their thoughts on ways to make Detroit a better place to live. Detroit Works Meeting 1:27 Attend one of the remaining meetings to see what members of the Detroit… Read more »
With the temperature in the teens, we found Davette Bradley shoveling her front walk. It’s her effort to keep her eastside Detroit neighborhood safe and well tended. But on Flanders Street snow is the least of the problems. From her front walk, Davette looks across the street at three burned out houses decaying between vacant lots. The street has… Read more »
William Clay Ford, Jr says Michigan has to diversify its economic base–but manufacturing is still important to our state and our nation. Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company was one of the keynote speakers at the Revitalization and Business Conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He told an audience made up largely of students that… Read more »
Rev. Carlyle Fielding Stewart III, pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, talks about how much has changed since Martin Luther King Day became a federal holiday 25 years ago.
Detroiter Susan Lencioni made this video in hopes of insprining others. She writes: “I wanted to make a video that would show the good side of Detroit. All the outsider news agencies only show the bad: the burned out, rundown parts of Detroit. They love to show Detroit failing. Well I wanted to show that Detroit is not failing: that… Read more »
Detroit 2020 is an amazing opportunity for Channel 7 to showcase Detroit and the Metro Detroit Region in a whole new light. I’ve been home, yes I mean home because I actually grew up in the city of Detroit, and now I’ve been home working for 12 years at the very station I grew up watching and loving. In my… Read more »
The buzz of conversation. The aroma of bread baking and coffee brewing. The cheerful chime of cash registers ringing. Those aren’t the first things you think of when someone mentions Detroit. But that’s what you’ll find in Midtown Detroit – almost a city unto itself. Sylvia Scott lives in Lafayette Park, on the edge of the midtown boundaries. She says… Read more »
The City of Detroit has posted a demo video of the Woodward Light Rail. Construction is expected to begin this year on phase one of the project. The full system is expected to be up and running by 2016. Phase 1 would go from Downtown Detroit to West Grand Boulevard. Phase 2 would go from West Grand Boulevard to 8… Read more »
A look at Detroit’s oldest surviving neighborhood, Corktown. Plus an interview with Slows Bar-B-Q co-owner Phillip Cooley.
Detroit. It is a seven count y region that some five million people call home. It’s a region left behind by the industry that defined it. Detroit is where a once bustling economy was among the first to go bust. In 2011 we’re at a crossroads. The decisions made today will shape Detroit in the decade to come. This is… Read more »