Archive for August, 2015

My Wish List for Detroit

Every year my family takes a vacation to the same old place– Cedar Pointe.  It would be cool if we could just stay in the city and hangout and have a staycation in the D. However,  Detroit doesn’t have  much entertainment for residents.  There are a few interesting  attractions but not as many as there should be in a big city like this. We are in  Motown! We have the Detroit Princess Boat, Belle Isle; they are fun but they ...

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Community Land Trusts

Clarification

[In a move toward greater transparency, the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) has made information available regarding properties available for auction, property sales, rules for bidding on and purchasing properties  available financing via its website. In this article, the term ‘quasi-governmental’ as refers to an agency that is created and funded by government but operates independently.]

 

By Kathy Ralston, a CDAD Summer 2015 Intern

In the wake of the Detroit bankruptcy, there are many reasons to be optimistic for the city’s future. To the majority of ...

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My perspective on violence in our city

Adults don’t realize that young people watch everything they do—we are very perceptive. From my observation, some adults are well put together, but some just didn’t mature along with the others. I think maturity is a large part of being an adult because you have to know how to control your emotions and anger.

In the city of Detroit, we see a lot of things going and one of the biggest is violence. Violence is not a single person, but a ...

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