Chicago’s smaller cousin to the northeast has been suffering a fair bit these recent years, becoming something of a punching bag for out-of-town media, politicians and comedians. But from its depths, something special is underway. Detroit is reimagining itself, and starting to live up to its “renaissance city” moniker.
We started taking notice of this during the great recession, when artists from all over the world started moving to Detroit, lured by its bargain real estate and urban grit. Like Berlin a half generation or so ago, it’s becoming a creative mecca, and with that seeing new life in its culture, a rethinking of its design and built environment, and new vigor in its entrepreneurial spirit. The future of Detroit seems unbound from its one-industry past. To coin an overused ad slogan from its automotive legacy, this ain’t your father’s Detroit.
In the spirit of our annual summer road-trip editions, our writers and editors are descending on Detroit to gain insight into this “new Detroit,” focusing on arts, culture, dining and nightlife, and the built environment.
This Newcity issue will be “made in Detroit,” which once again stands for something.
Issue Date: July 2
Advertising Space Deadline: June 24
Advertising Materials Deadline: June 26
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