Detroit

Paying for Lower Taxes: The Effect of a Place-Based Tax Reduction Program in Detroit

To combat poverty, state and local policymakers have increasingly turned to “place-based” policies that offer financial support, such as subsidies...

Technology as an Urban Solution to Economic Decline

Research shows that US cities recover more quickly from economic crises when they possess a workforce with a technologically diverse knowledge base that can be readily applied to related areas.

Will Chicago suffer the same fate as Detroit?

Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Jane Ridley, who serves as S&P’s primary analyst for Detroit, recounts the factors that drove Detroit to bankruptcy and explains why the Windy City is unlikely to go bust.

The Metropolitan Revolution: A Conversation with Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution shares his views on cities, metros, and Detroit.

Focus on Finance: The Restructuring of Detroit

Detroit’s leading restructuring professional explains challenges in the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.

Focus on Finance: the Push and Pull of Los Angeles Labor Negotiations

Chief Administrative Officer Miguel Santana shares how the City of Los Angeles has shrunk its structural deficit, lowered its pension liabilities, and increased its reserves.

Focus on Finance: Funding Pensions in the Windy City

Chicago’s CFO explains the city’s immense financial challenges, her insights, and why she’s optimistic for the future.