It's been just over a year since Detroit emerged from bankruptcy. As 2015 draws to a close, it will be the first full post-bankruptcy year for Detroit.
For city residents, life continues. Some city services have improved, many people are optimistic about the city's future, and some people see no difference at all.
We asked photographer Ali Lapetina to take her camera all over the city in a single day, and shoot pictures from before sunrise until after sunset.
What she captured is an active, vibrant and in places a growing city. But a city that still has struggles.
Her photographs are in the slideshow.