In the Media

Denby High pushes students to tie their futures to Detroit’s

May 15, 2014

In a presentation to strangers and friends, Kyra Portis is at once calm and emotional. This is her capstone project at Denby High School, a labor that has been more blood and sweat than love, at least until now. “I was born in a car on the way to the hospital,” she says. Her older […]

Connecting Detroiters to Opportunity Through Transit Innovation

May 12, 2014

Due to its long-standing fiscal challenges, Detroit has broadly underinvested in its transportation system as well as its supporting technology infrastructure, putting the overall system at a tipping point concerning its future direction. The current system is oversized, inefficient, and underperforming, with too many Detroit residents, especially the estimated 20% of the city without access […]

Dan Kinead, Director of Detroit Future City, profiled

May 8, 2014

If you’ve read much about Detroit in the news lately, it hasn’t been good. Facing $18 billion in debt, Detroit declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy last July, becoming the largest U.S. city ever to do so. Its population, having dwindled from a 1950s peak of 1.86 million, is now just 700,000. Roughly half of Detroit’s residents […]

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