Finalists announced for DIA Plaza design competition

May 29, 2018,AEST

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) recently announced that eight finalists have been selected to move forward in the “DIA Plaza and Midtown Cultural Connections” design competition. Forty-four submissions representing over 10 countries and 22 cities from around | Read More

Transform Detroit’s Midtown Viaducts

February 21, 2014,AEST

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit’s TechTown district with public art and light. MDI is pleased to announce that its Call for Entries | Read More

Extreme Urban Makeover: Detroit

March 18, 2010,AEST

DAVID WHITFORD at TIME magazine reports on the appointment of star urban planner named Toni Griffin who is soon set to start her new assignment of Detroit’s downsizing and urban makeover. However, I don’t think this will be a one | Read More

Could Detroit become the City of Urban Agriculture?

November 11, 2009,AEST

View Larger Map The idea of returning Detroit to farm land is an interesting idea that was recently covered in New Geography(DETROIT: URBAN LABORATORY AND THE NEW AMERICAN FRONTIER, Nov. 4) and New York Times(Plowing Detroit Into Farmland blog post Nov. | Read More

Urban Farms, a Growing Trend – Digital City

April 3, 2009,AEST

Digital City reports “A recent chapter in urban gardening starts in Detroit, Mich. with Hantz Farms whose plan is to be the world’s largest urban farm.The first part of the plan seeks to utilize vacant land and abandoned properties in | Read More