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Video: Detroit Sip owner hopes to be catalyst for Live6 corridorRead Article

Jevona Watson plans to open a coffee shop, Detroit Sip, on McNichols Road in early 2017. A native of the Bagley neighborhood, her story is emblematic of the tenacity of the people who live, work, and play in Live6.

The guardians of Martin Park: Two women work to revive their neighborhood in two different waysRead Article

The story of Martin Park, where it's been, where it is now, and where it's headed is being shaped by two women—one tied to its past and another grounded in the neighborhood's present.

Opinion: Detroit needs to preserve the cultural integrity of its black neighborhoodsRead Article

In areas where development has been the greatest, many black people have found themselves "pushed to the margins." That's why, argues Lauren Hood, Detroit needs more neighborhoods where those shaping the vision are black.

Perception vs. reality: Safety in Live6 discussed at Speakeasy eventRead Article

On Friday, January 20, the Live6 Alliance and Model D collaborated for another SpeakEasy event where over 70 attendees participated in a community conversation to discuss the security of the neighborhoods in Live6.

Lessons from Planning Director Maurice Cox on spreading bike culture across DetroitRead Article

In a conversation with Model D, Maurice Cox, Director of the City of Detroit's Planning Department, says he'll put extra emphasis on bike infrastructure across the city. 

Guests from Chicago and Philadelphia meet on Six Mile for an urban exchangeRead Article

Detroiters gathered on a recent December evening for an urban exchange to discuss ethical redevelopment, community engagement, and ways to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Harnessing art to spur entrepreneurship in Live6Read Article

The Live6 area is home to a robust cultural and creative community. And with an increase in development, there's opportunity for artists and institutions to tap into that energy to spur growth.

Institutions of higher education an essential part of Live6 growthRead Article

The University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College have been important neighborhood anchors since their foundings. And with increased attention to development in the neighborhoods outside of the city center, they'll be more important than ever. 

Metro Detroit Barber College is both bridge and sanctuary in a changing DetroitRead Article

With so many changes happening in the city and Live6 area, Metro Detroit Barber College is a refuge of stability where people from the neighborhood and across the city can get a good cut at a low price with good company.
 

Guest column: My journey to business owner and deeper connectionsRead Article

After being away from Detroit for years, Jay Raford moved back to his hometown and opened up a socially-conscious food business in the Live6 area.

Photo essay: This is Live6Read Article

Photographer and Detroit-native Bree Gant captured some of the people and places that make Live6 unique.

New Live6 Alliance headquarters and its homegrown director bring energy to neighborhoodRead Article

Once completed, executive director Lauren Hood hopes the headquarters will serve as a local gathering place where people can connect, deepen ties, and share ideas.
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Model D's "On the Ground" series gives voice to the residents, business owners, and other community members who make up Detroit's neighborhoods.

The Live6 area is composed of four distinct neighborhoods—Bagley, Martin Park, The University District, and Fitzgerald. These communities are home to The University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College, as well as a number of beautiful residences and longstanding businesses.

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Read more articles by Terryn Hall.

Terryn Hall is a Detroit Revitalization Fellow and writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Root, and others. You can follow her on twitter @terryngrams.

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