Category Archives: Detroit

Rise UP Detroit

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HOUSE OF MEGGS announces the completion of ‘Rise Up,’ David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke’s largest solo mural to date. At over 6,000 square feet, it towers over the eastern section of Detroit’s Russell industrial district and serves as an iconic symbol of the city’s ups and downs. The mural, which features an image of a tiger and the text ‘Rise Up,’ reveals a constant symbol of hope and strength that the city can identify with as it moves into a new era of change and regrowth. Continue reading

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The Door Stops project

bus stopsRiding the bus in Detroit is not fun: Half of the city’s bus routes have been cancelled over the last decade, and waiting for a bus to show up can take as long as two hours. A new project is trying to make that wait a little more pleasant by building mobile bus shelters–and since this is Detroit, the shelters are made out of recycled parts from abandoned buildings. Continue reading

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Book Review: Detroit: An American Autopsy

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Once a thriving manufacturing powerhouse, the Rust Belt is now a vast area of urban decay and economic depression stretching across eight states in the northeastern United States. Cities in the Rust Belt have suffered significant population losses since manufacturing’s heyday in the early twentieth century—none more famously than Detroit, which has lost 61 per cent of its population in the last 60 years.

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