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August 18, 2017

Detroit

January 22, 2016

Students compete to revitalize Tiger Stadium site for Detroit youth

The Detroit Police Athletic League and its partners have raised millions to convert the old Tiger Stadium into its headquarters and playing field space for local youths that the nonprofit group serves.

But how will it sustain funding in the years to come while including historical, community and youth development priorities?

June 11, 2015

U-M class teaching Detroiters how to buy, fix homes

Peter Allen, who has shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 U-M students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the most undervalued big cities in the world with billions of dollars of real estate opportunity."

June 10, 2015

U-M, MEDC launch crowdfunding effort for Detroit maker space

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. have launched a new campaign to help transform a vacant Detroit building into a place where youth and adults can build their creative making skills and incubate business ideas.

February 7, 2014

U-M poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision

Despite concerns about Detroit's bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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