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A student skates by CCS's Art Centre dormitory

How WSU and CCS transformed from commuter schools into 24-hour campus communities

By building on-campus housing and improving spaces for students and the public, Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies are quickly losing their reputations as commuter schools and becoming places that are active 24 hours a day.

Brian Rebain

Ruins to riches: Brian Rebain and the architecture of revival

Behind every great historic restoration project, there's a great architect. In the case of many of downtown's most prominent buildings, that person is Brian Rebain.

Making tempeh at the Brinery

Could one of these metro Detroit food startups be the next Garden Fresh?

Ferndale salsa maker Garden Fresh recently sold to Campbell's Soup Co. for $231 million. Could one of these three businesses be the next big story out of metro Detroit's food economy?

City of Design

What does it mean for Detroit to be a 'City of Design'? DC3 wants your input

"Detroit City of Design cannot simply be a moniker or a logo," write Olga Stella and Ellie Schneider of Detroit Creative Corridor Center. "It must be an attitude backed up by collective action." That's why they want to hear from you.

Skating on the ice rink at Clark Park

Defrost your heart at Clark Park's annual Valentine's Day skate

Organizers of Cold Hearted, an annual Valentine's Day benefit for the Clark Park Coalition, are hoping that uncharacteristically warm temperatures have put you in the mood for some classic winter fun – an outdoor skate at Clark Park in southwest Detroit's historic Hubbard Farms neighborhood.

Kaylan Waterman

Kumbuka offers a literary way to celebrate black history in Detroit

Kumbuka, a literary event happening Feb. 16, will incorporate multiple generations of African-American Detroiters, each reading their own literary selection. 

James A. Turner restoring a window to historic standards

Opinion: Michigan's Historic Districts Act isn't broke, so don't fix it

Historic preservation has been a crucial economic driver in Detroit’s continued revitalization.

Food Justice Fridays hosted by People's Kitchen Detroit

Can Detroit become a food-sovereign city?

Undeniably, Detroit's local food movement has exploded. But can it one day feed the entire city?

Avalon Bakery

Building a better Detroit through inclusive neighborhood development

"If we're serious about nurturing development that increases opportunity for all, we have to get comfortable stressing market growth as well as equitable development practices for disadvantaged and historically underserved populations."

Claire Nowak-Boyd in front of the now-demolished Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit

Opinion: Buildings belong to all of us

"We know the name of the architect of Grand Central Station, but who swept the floors?"

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