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When It Has a Name, It Becomes Real

“Naming is the origin of all particular things,” so said the Tao Te Ching. (Read the whole discourse here.)

Thanksgiving in Detroit

It’s not only a tradition for my family or for my fellow Detroiters. 

Trainspotting

You know how sometimes you see life on screen and think the story unfolding feels a little too real?

Opportunity Zones

I might say that all of Detroit is an opportunity zone. At least I see it that way.

Vacant, Non-blighted

A recent city tour featured the vacant homes in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, with stories of the people who once lived there and the neighborhood it used to be.

The Queen Has Died

Oh, Aretha.

Is Housing a Fundamental Human Right?

It seems like a trick question.

Don't Forget Detroit

In this article featuring 15 North American cities where real estate investment is hot, I noticed a huge omission. Detroit didn’t make the list.

The Michigan Central Train Depot Revisited

You’ve heard the news by now.

Detroit's Land Use Conversation

We’re getting creative in Detroit these days.

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