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7 must-visit spots on the Detroit border

At Model D, we're always looking for ways to showcase efforts at regionalism. That's why we wanted to highlight some of the places situated right on the border that are regularly visited by Detroiters and suburbanites alike.

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Building minds: How Detroit grows mobility talent

Mining talent for the ever-evolving mobility industry isn't as simple as recruiting traditional automotive engineers. That's why Michigan's K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are responding to educate highly skilled, flexible workers.

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3 lessons the rest of Detroit can learn from the North End

For the final On the Ground piece from the North End, project editor Imani Mixon shares a few things she learned during her time there.

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VIDEO: Sturgis Area Community Foundation invests in rural neighborhood revitalization

How are rural foundations across the state approaching economic development? We’re sharing success stories right here in Michigan, starting with a look at the Sturgis Foundation's efforts to revitalize neighborhoods.

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Why the redevelopment of a Midtown apartment building is a crucial test case for inclusive housing

When the Milner Arms apartment building was purchased by real estate developer Broder & Sachse, many of the senior and low-income residents worried they'd be evicted. But when the building reopens later this year, almost all are expected to return.

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Metro Detroit cities prepare for autonomous vehicles with smart infrastructure

Connected and autonomous vehicles require intelligent infrastructure for maximum efficiency. As metro Detroit advances intelligent vehicles from test environments to roads, towns and cities are planning for the many changes ahead.

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How creative arts therapies support the mental health of Michigan children

Michigan children and teens who have mental health issues are being helped through creative therapies. We took a look at some of these interventions, and found out why they work.

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Detroit district aims to give a laptop to every student, starting with three schools

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's goal is to give every core teacher an electronic whiteboard and get a personal laptop in the hands of every student in his district by 2023—a move that he says is sure to improve learning.

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Motorless in the Motor City: What I learned from six months in Detroit without a car

After back-to-back accidents left Matthew Piper and his husband without their two cars, they decided to take a radical step in Detroit: go car-free. Here's what they learned during those six months. 

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Jefferson East

Jefferson East is coming together with new million-dollar riverfront housing, plenty of infill family homes and town homes and a reviving commercial district.

The up-and-coming area boasts active, close-knit neighborhoods, a yacht club, canalfront living and riverfront parks, plus new shopping centers filled with amenities.

Its big event is Jazzin' on Jefferson in June, which brings thousands to the district for two days of music and merriment each year.

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