Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Pedal Power: Detroit, Flint and other city cycling events pump nearly $700 million into state’s economy

Bicycling, once relegated as a kid’s method of transportation, has become a boon for cities such as Flint and Detroit, both working hard to attract young residents and families as well as develop efforts to build a growing local economy, health and wellness initiatives as well as community development, riders and bike experts agree. Riding […]

City seniors: Will the legions of the newly retired represent Detroit’s next population boom?

City seniors: Will the legions of the newly retired represent Detroit’s next population boom?

As part of the activity and excitement surrounding Detroit’s reformation, policymakers and planners would be wise to consider transforming Detroit into a world-class “age-friendly” community. The prospect of putting Detroit on course to be repopulated with a rich mix of young, middle age and older residents – coexisting and prospering – is nothing short of […]

How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

How Detroit’s Coffee Shops are shaping neighborhood redevelopment

For a city on the rise, it seems appropriate that alongside retail, restaurants and commercial renovation, coffeehouses are among the top hot spots around Detroit’s neighborhoods. These caffeine-fueled developments are new and old – longstanding and still in the development stages. Lots of sites are popping up across our city, building new spaces as well […]

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