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A “Fresh Start” for a New Detroit

Spirit of DetroitNovember 7, 2014 is now an important date in the history of Detroit as a result of Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes’ approval of the city’s plan to exit bankruptcy on that day. This resolution could not have occurred without the cooperation of numerous individuals and groups during the sixteen months since Detroit declared bankruptcy on July 18, 2013. Many citizens, especially retirees, made sacrifices and compromises. Federal, state, city and county appointed and elected public officials made bold decisions in the best interests of the city and state. National and regional foundations, corporations and businesses, and individual supporters of the city provided generous financial support to establish the more than $800 million “Grand Bargain” that will be used to support the city pension fund and preserve the Detroit Institute of Arts’ independence. And countless unknown and unsung heroes dedicated their valuable expertise pro bono to assist the city at this critical point in history. As the articles below show, these are the individuals responsible for Detroit’s “fresh start” that Judge Rhodes referred to in his ruling. Detroit has been University of Detroit Mercy’s home since 1877, more than a third of Detroit’s 313 years, and it will continue to play an active role in the city’s growth and development for many years to come. Read More


Great News in the D

June 6, 2016
Detroit is designing a city with space for everyone, including goats
Next City

June 2, 2016
Mayor Duggan plan’s for "20 minute" neighborhoods, "uniquely Detroit" improvements
MLive

June 2, 2016
Detroit mayor stresses education, urban development at Mackinac Conference address
Michigan Daily

June 2, 2016
Future Detroit, now
Detroit Public TV

June 1, 2016
Stir it up: Debate over Detroit’s comeback a fight worth having
Metro Times

May 27, 2016
Mayor Mike Duggan: Entrepreneurs are changing Detroit
CNN Money

May 23, 2016
New development group to build 1,000 apartments in New Center
Detroit Curbed

May 23, 2016
How Detroit plans to become this summer’s vacation hotspot
Fortune

April 14, 2016
9 Detroit neighborhoods we aren't talking enough about
Thrillist

March 30, 2016
Fast-casual slider restaurant taking up residence on the Avenue of Fashion
Detroit Eater

March 15, 2016
The U.S. cities winning the battle against brain drain
CityLab

January 25, 2016
Second round of Motor City Match grants announced
Model D

January 21, 2016
Kuzzo's at 1 year: Proof that neighborhood businesses can thrive in Detroit
Crain's Detroit Business

December 13, 2015
Attitudes changing for the better in Detroit
Detroit Free Press

December 5, 2015
Detroit mapping huge greening projects for 2016
Detroit Free Press

November 8, 2015
Detroit Rising: Life after bankruptcy
Detroit Free Press

October 13, 2015
Chase donating branch to Greening of Detroit for new HQ
Detroit Free Press

September 17, 2015
To Tackle America’s Greatest Challenges, Follow Detroit’s Lead
LinkedIn Pulse article by Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

August 31, 2015
The Avenue of Fashion featured on WDIV
WDIV-TV

August 22, 2015
Love of Detroit's architecture began early
Detroit Free Press

July 27, 2015
Motor City is fast becoming Detroit Bike City
Detroit Free Press

July 12, 2015
Detroit neighborhood real estate finally going up
Detroit Free Press

June 18, 2015
10 best reasons Detroit's worth a visit
USA Today

June 4, 2015
Made in Detroit: The story behind the Motor City's manufacturing boom
Forbes

June 2, 2015
Jamie Dimon and Mike Duggan: Detroit revs up
USA Today

April 28, 2015
Video: Growing the new generation of local businesses - Rokkan
Ponyride (funded by American Express)

April 8, 2015
A muralist in Motor City
The Wall Street Journal

April 4, 2015
When Mexican surrealism relocated
The New York Times

March 2, 2015
5 places to eat on the avenue of fashion
Detroit Eater

February 11, 2015
Duggan touts blight, crime reduction in annual speech
Detroit Free Press

February 11, 2015
Duggan keeps focus on neighborhoods, 'inclusion'
The Detroit News

February 10, 2015
Detroit Awarded $40,000 Community Garden Grant From Miracle-Gro and GRO1000
Scotts Miracle-Gro

January 18, 2015
Cars, Cobo kick-start 2015 with big buzz for Detroit
Detroit Free Press

December 10, 2014
3 hot new places opening in downtown, Midtown Detroit
Detroit Free Press

December 9, 2014
Punch Bowl Social Brings “Eatertainment” To Detroit (Video)
CBS Detroit

December 9, 2014
Punch Bowl Social brings games, drinks, food downtown
Detroit Free Press

November 17, 2014
Detroit's challenge: To spread the wealth
The Detroit News

November 12, 2014
Rapson: Detroit is on track for a positive future
The Detroit News

October 28, 2014
Fifth Third Bank to move to downtown Detroit
Detroit Free Press

October 24, 2014
USA Today names Detroit one of America's best riverfronts
Metro Times

October 24, 2014
David Whitney Hotel Reveals Detroit's Best Lobby Renovation
Curbed Detroit

October 22, 2014
Why Detroit is a great city for female entrepreneurs
Fortune

October 8, 2014
CNN Money names Detroit among 'most innovative cities in America'
MLive

October 2, 2014
Detroit named 'Best City for Sports' by USA Today readers; Ann Arbor also cracks Top 10
MLive

September 29, 2014
Gilbertville: A Billionaire's Drive To Rebuild The Motor City
Forbes

September 29, 2014
Affleck on Detroit: 'It's made a big impression on me'
Detroit Free Press

September 28, 2014
Detroit's on a development fast track
Detroit Free Press

August 28, 2014
You Don't Know What You've Got in Detroit 'Til You're Gone, Ex-Pats Say
Deadline Detroit

August 26, 2014
Redevelopment Projects To Bring New Residential And Retail To Detroit
CBS Detroit

August 25, 2014
Get That Life: How I Became an Urban Farmer and Artist
Cosmopolitan

August 25, 2014
Sanders Bounces Back to Become a Growing National Player
Deadline Detroit

August 20, 2014
25 Reasons to stay in Detroit after graduation
Metro Times

August 14, 2014
Martha Stewart Living Gives Shout-Out to Detroit Institute of Bagels
Deadline Detroit

August 6, 2014
14 People Who Are Changing The Face Of Detroit
Business Insider

August 4, 2014
'Game On, Detroit' -- Delta Magazine Tells Fliers About 'A Comeback City'
Deadline Detroit

July 17, 2014
Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit's Resurgence, But No One's Talking About It
Huffington Post

July 13, 2014
Homecoming invites 'expats' to come back for comeback
Crain's Detroit Business

July 11, 2014
The Post-Post-Apocalyptic Detroit
The New York Times

July 11, 2014
New York Times Sunday Magazine features Detroit
WXYZ

June 7, 2014
Detroit’s Fight Against Blight
The New York Times

May 27, 2014
Invested in Detroit's Future
JP Morgan Chase and Co.

May 25, 2014
Chase on $100M investment: 'Money will be flowing soon'
Crain's Detroit Business

May 20, 2014
JPMorgan Chase to invest $100M in Detroit
USA Today

April 29, 2014
30 Photos Showing The Restoration Of Detroit. Detroit’s comeback.
Buzzfeed

April 22, 2014
Metro Detroit home values, apartment rental rates continue to rise
MLive

April 16, 2014
Entrepreneurs Seeking a Place to Start a Business Find a Surprising Answer: Detroit
The New York Times

April 01, 2014
Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20
Model D

April 1, 2014
Detroit’s Coney Island Hot Dogs Are Edible Solace for City
Bloomberg

March 19, 2014
VIDEO: Detroit's King Books named among best in America
WDIV - Detroit

March 18, 2014
Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy
The panel at UDM featuring three distinguished University alumni.

March 18, 2014
New signage lights up Avenue of Fashion
Model D TV

March 7, 2014
11 Remarkable Ways Detroit Changed The World For The Better
The Huffington Post

February 27, 2014
Mayor Mike Duggan's 2014 Detroit State of the City Address
Video

February 27, 2014
Mayor Duggan: 'The change in Detroit is real'
Yahoo-AP News

February 25, 2014
Detroit Lions Help Give Livernois Avenue a Facelift
Deadline Detroit

February 25, 2014
City of Detroit making security upgrades to bus fleet
Detroit Unspun

February 24, 2014
Detroit is in the midst of a perfect storm … of opportunity
Detroit Unspun

Feb. 18, 2014
Urban dwellers: Detroit attracting city lovers with adventurous spirit
Model D Media

Feb. 10, 2014
Beyond Bagels - Corktown's newest food joint values tradition, community
Hour Detroit

Feb. 9, 2014
Imported From Detroit: Atwater Brewing Expands to New Regions
Deadline Detroit

Feb. 7, 2014
13 Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding the City of Detroit
PolicyMic

Feb. 5, 2014
Metro Times: Michigan Avenue Turnaround Is Tasty, Lively And Cozy
Deadline Detroit

Jan. 31, 2014
It’s a Beautiful Day, Detroit: Shinola Launches #SayNiceThings Campaign
DBusiness

Jan. 30, 2013
Detroit may not the richest U.S. city, but it's a place where millennials can build wealth
CNN Money

Jan. 29, 2014
Metro Detroit meeting-related hotel bookings for 2014 already double 2013
Crain's Detroit Business

Jan. 29, 2014
The Z Opens: A Parking Garage So Unique It Has Its Own Documentary
Deadline Detroit

Jan. 20, 2014
Metro Detroit Gets Ready to Grow with Transit-Oriented Development
M-1 Rail News

Jan. 13, 2014
Metro Detroit home prices up 41% since December 2012
Crain's Detroit Business

Jan. 12, 2014
Buffing a Battered City’s Image
The New York Times

Jan. 11, 2014
10 things to see in Detroit - besides the auto show
Detroit Free Press

January 4, 2014
At Detroit’s Downtown Boxing Gym, kids find athletic and academic success
the grio (MSNBC)

Jan. 2, 2014
Gilbert Changing the Look and Design of Downtown Buildings
Deadline Detroit

Dec. 11, 2013
AD Classics: Lafayette Park / Mies van der Rohe (Detroit)
Arch Daily

Dec. 5, 2013
Top 5 ‘Must-See’ Christmas Attractions in Metro Detroit
AwesomeMittens.com

Nov. 29, 2013
This Is What Detroit Could Look Like In 2033 ... And Beyond
Huffington Post

November 7, 2013
Speaking truth to power: Check out 13 pages of Detroit facts
TheDetroithub.com

October 29, 2013
The 20 Most Underrated Cities For 20-Somethings - #13 Detroit, MI
The Business Insider

October 8, 2013
The 38 Essential Detroit Restaurants, October 2013
Detroit Eater

October 4, 2013
Retail/Art Infusion Wakes Up Detroit's Avenue of Fashion
Curbed Detroit

Detroit residential blight removal program

August 27, 2013
Remarks of Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller at Event Hosted by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
RealEstateRama

August 26, 2013
Snyder, MSHDA launch largest residential blight removal effort in state history
Michigan.gov

August 26, 2013
Video: Congressman Kildee talks return on investment in $100 million Michigan anti-blight effort
Mlive

August 26, 2013
Snyder launches anti-blight effort that will demolish homes in Detroit & four other Michigan cities
WXYZ- TV 7

August 26, 2013
7,000 Properties To Be Razed During Blight-Busting Effort
CBS-Detroit

August 12, 2013
Winners announced for Art + Retail on the Ave
Revolve Detroit

August 9, 2013
Move to Detroit, land of opportunity
L.A. Times

August 4, 2013
Pop-up spruce-up: Architects and entrepreneurs team up to show off revamped eastside buildings
Crain's Detroit Business

August 2, 2013
Broken Men, Broken Place
The New York Times

August 2, 2013
'Transformers 4' Detroit Set Dressed To Look Like China, Then Detonated
Huffington Post

August 1, 2013
Watch: Beyonce releases touching tribute to Detroit
CBS News

July 31, 2013
Construction firm that built Portland's streetcar system hired for Detroit's M1 Rail
MLive.com

July 30, 2013
Detroit by District: Making Jefferson corridor clean and safe
Model D

July 29, 2013
Detroit, a Love Song
The New York Times

July 27, 2013
USA Today Writes About Detroit's Booming Hotel Industry
Deadline Detroit (USA TODAY)

July 27, 2013
Detroit Is Not Dead: Meet Some Of The 701,475 People Who Call The City Home (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 26, 2013
SXSWi 2014: We're Moving to Detroit, and So Should You
YouTube (Campbell Ewald)

July 26, 2013
10 Reasons to Move to Detroit
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 22, 2013
Shrinking vacancy rate in Detroit's downtown office space belies city's bankruptcy
MLive

July 19, 2013
Dan Gilbert On Detroit Bankruptcy: 'We Do Not Have A Choice,' The City Will 'Reinvent' Itself
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 15, 2013
All The Facts And Figures On Dan Gilbert's Investment In Detroit
Deadline Detroit

July 11, 2013
Detroit Neighborhood Maps By Meredith Miotke Show Off City
The Huffington Post Detroit

July 10, 2013
Google Maps Detroit Ad Plans Epic Night In The City, Starting At Comerica (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post Detroitit

June 1, 2013
The Committee To Save Detroit
Time Magazine

May 21, 2013
Publisher's notebook: The Avenue, a love story
Model D

April 30, 2013
Entrepreneurs find success in Detroit
CBS News

February 20, 2013
Quantifying Downtown Detroit's Comeback
The Atlantic