Planet Detroit

How can Detroit’s community gardeners avoid losing their investment when they don’t own the land?

Detroit’s community gardeners have reactivated vacant lots across the city. Some emerging ownership models would help them preserve their investment.

2 years ago

Auburn Hills votes to opt out of SMART bus service

Auburn Hills City Council voted to opt out of SMART bus service in 2023, even as Oakland County pursues more…

2 years ago

Why Detroit needs a plan for tree equityÂ

Trees play a crucial role in helping people stay cool in the summer months -- but Detroit lacks "tree equity."…

2 years ago

A guide to understanding your energy utility in the climate change era

Over the last decade, electric bills in southeast Michigan have jumped while power outages have become more of a problem.…

2 years ago

A guide to understanding your water utility in the climate change era

Get the 411 on Detroit and regional water providers, rates and your water bill in the climate change era.

2 years ago

Even with cash in hand, Detroit’s Black farmers struggle to purchase land

In its second year, the Detroit Farmer Land Fund has raised over $100,000 to support around 40 farmers in their…

2 years ago

Soulardarity lays out vision for 100% clean energy in Highland Park

Soulardarity has been working to make Highland Park more self-sufficient since DTE repossessed its streetlights in 2011.

2 years ago

Detroit says its new climate strategy will empower residents. Activists have questions.

Detroit is rethinking its climate strategy, this time leaving more power to its residents by providing them with tools and…

2 years ago

Reducing recidivism and building green industry skills in Detroit

Goodwill's GreenWorks industrial recycling program offers jobs to those with barriers to employment, with a model that reduces recidivism and…

2 years ago

Activists sound alarm on proposed changes to lead monitoring requirements for Detroit rentals

The proposal loosens requirements on lead testing in Detroit rental properties, while increasing penalties for landlords who don’t comply.

2 years ago