A city’s downfall highlights the unprecedented income segregation that exists in the U.S. today.
Debtpocalypse, austerity, and the hollowing out of America.
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
Southwest Detroit has defied the stereotype of urban decay.
A photographer and former Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana observes the beauty of the dark and the politics of electricity. (With video.)
|“A lot of the interest comes from a sense that the city of Detroit isn’t just an exception to the rule of the United States…that Detroit is, in some sense, the future of American cities…”|
|Leary, author of this issue’s “Detroitism,” offers reading recommendations for putting together Detroit’s story, as well as the increasingly-familiar story of urban America in an era of prolonged economic crisis.|
The urban-suburban divide in Detroit shows the need to treat a metropolitan area as a single organism, rooted in a sense of the commons.