Book Review: Women Driven Mobility by Katelyn Davis and Kristin Shaw

Nat looks at a new book by Katelyn Davis and Kristin Shaw about women in the mobility and transportation space, and asks whether a politics of benevolent incrementalism is going to help us solve the climate crisis.

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Recharging the Aquifer Underneath Detroit’s Transit Desert

Martha Connell looks at some hard questions about the future of Detroit’s transit.

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“Detroit: Become Livonia” – Mike Duggan

Detroit’s mayor has a vision for the city. It involves a lot of parking lots, and a lot of low-wage jobs. But there’s a better way.

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Mike Duggan’s Legacy of Austerity, Corporate Power, and State Violence

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is inevitably coasting to an easy reëlection tomorrow. His legacy is a complex and a fraught one– that deserves a lot of critical scrutiny, in spite of the big moves that the city has made in the past decade.

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Biden’s Other Border Crisis: The US Canadian Border

The US-Canadian border remains closed– and it’s no longer really clear why.

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What If We Can’t Wait? Public-Private Partnership Solutions for Infrastructure

The RTA is planning on returning in 2022– again- to revisit a ballot measure to fund regional infrastructure investment in Southeast Michigan. Can we wait for 2022? Should we explore alternatives in the meantime?

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Awake, East Warren! Dreaming Mixed-Use in Detroit’s Farthest-Flung Corridor

A new, mid-density development project on Detroit’s far east side is materializing, heralding a new dawn for a corridor that has struggled with autocentric, low density and disinvestment for decades.

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Tour of Ford’s Michigan Central Station Project

Michigan Central Station, the iconic, hulking, centenarian structure that has sat vacant for decades, is perhaps the flagship redevelopment project

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An Evening Stroll Down Bagley’s New Streetscape

Bagley St., between I-75 and 24th St., has undergone a charming streetscape renovation. It is now modeled in 3D for your viewing pleasure!

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No Tear Gas at Sixth Night of Protests in Detroit; Journalists Again Assaulted

While last night’s protest ended relatively peacefully, with no tear gas or rubber bullets, assaults of journalists continued in a troubling trend.

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