The opening of Neighborhood HomeBase is tied to the Fitzgerald Revitalization Project. <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span>

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Feature StoryKrista McClure of the Detroit Parent Collective

These 3 Detroit spaces are helping transform a strip of McNichols into a community hub

New community spaces have taken hold on the McNichols corridor in Fitzgerald and Bagley, including Neighborhood HomeBase, Detroit Parent Collective, and The Raw Space.

Feature StoryCreated by builder Steven Harris, Cocoon Detroit caters to city builders.

New coworking space part of Vanguard Community Development’s larger economic plan

Steven Harris' new coworking space Cocoon Detroit is a part of Vanguard Community Development's larger economic development plan.

Feature StoryRon Matten at Dexter-Linwood Cordon Community Gardens. Photo by Nick Hagen.

Detroit veteran works to help his neighborhood see itself differently

Model D explores Detroiter Ron Matten's ambitious retirement project: Reimagining his neighborhood.

Feature StoryTome has worked on projects like the bicycle-to-vehicle safety (B2V) project to help vehicles recognize and register vulnerable roads users.

Inspired by automotive, mobility innovation moves much more than people

Modern mobility solutions running thousands of lines of code don’t resemble the four-wheels-plus-engine legacy automobile. Yet innovators are taking inspiration from the automobile industry to design and build solutions that move goods and services in new and efficient ways.

Feature StoryThe patio at Ottava Via

The 6 best places to eat and drink outside in Detroit

With warmer weather on the horizon, you need to take advantage of the season every chance you can get. So here are Model D's favorite places to eat and drink outdoors. 

Feature StorySpringboard to Excellence Program Coordinator, Jainabou Barry-Danfa (left), and ABISA's Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, Fanta Jatta (right), stand for a portrait together at the Brightmoor Artisans Collective.

This Senegalese woman is fighting for social and economic justice for Detroit’s black immigrants

Fatou-Seydi Sarr hopes to bridge the resource and information access gap by increasing the visibility of Detroit's black and African immigrants.

Feature StoryLake to Lake Trail Galesburg

An update on the trail that will connect Great Lakes and small businesses

Here's a look at plans for the Great Lakes-to-Lakes trail network, which will have a route running through Southeast Michigan.

Feature StoryAmy Swift glazes a window.

Michigan women bust stereotypes, find success in Professional Trades

In Michigan, there will be an estimated 47,000 openings annually through 2026 in the Professional Trades. These are the stories of three Michigan women who have found rewarding careers in these sometimes-stigmatized jobs.

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