Changing Gears100 Queries
Is Detroit Cool Again?
By Sarah Alvarez | Jun. 20, 2011 | 169 Submissions
Detroit's image has been taking a beating for years. And the city still has serious problems. But now, there's lots of buzz about Detroit. Is the city's reputation on the rebound, or is it temporary hype?
This was the first "Your Story" feature I did to describe the economic transformation of the industrial Midwest through a personal account. I picked a response to our "Is Detroit cool again" query and expanded upon it.
Jun. 23, 2011
This was a story built off our extremely successful "Is Detroit Cool Again" query. We had so many responses (167) I had to think of a lot of ways to use all the responses we received. This was a compilation of several submissions on what was going right in Detroit.
Jun. 22, 2011
A compilation of views from sources on what keeps Detroit down. Plenty of these came from Detroit, but as far afield as Mexico and London too.
Jun. 22, 2011
This slide show wrapped up our week of coverage of Detroit's attempt to rework its image. These photos were sent in from people who live in Detroit or have visited the city recently. The photo collection was a far cry from the ruin porn that often attracts attention and was instead a portrait of a historic city working hard to reinvent itself.
Aug. 28, 2011