Inclusivity and Economic Development Emerge as Top Themes at Detroit Month of Design: In looking beyond the city’s central business district, the annual design festival staked out new ground for architecture and design. Metropolismag.com, September 30, 2019
The height of cool in Detroit at the moment is equitable distribution of resources for economic development. Residential and commercial projects are pushing further into high-vacancy areas like Woodbridge, North Corktown, and McDougall-Hunt. The planning department has asked the city to issue bonds for $250 million to demolish all of Detroit’s remaining abandoned property within five years, clearing the way for a series of interwoven neighborhood parks.