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Southwest Detroit


Southwest Detroit possesses some of the strongest neighborhoods and commercial districts in the city. Mexicantown has popular restaurants and ethnic flavor, and the greater area offers more diversity, dense residential areas, and successful cultural and community organizations.

 

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Fighting for community benefits in Delray through art and activism

Antonio Cosme is a budding community organizer and activist who's working to ensure that his southwest Detroit neighborhood benefits from the construction of a new international crossing.

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Where industry and ecology collide: The future of the lower Rouge, Detroit's other riverfront

In Southwest Detroit, industry, ecology, and history collide where the Fort Street Bridge spans the lower Rouge River. The Fort Rouge Gateway Project is an effort to showcase this uniquely Detroit geography and bring people closer to Detroit's less-heralded riverfront.

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It's time to capitalize on Detroit's status as a music capital

In the third and final installment of a series on the role local music can play in the economic development of Detroit, Keith Owens urges policy makers to put their political muscle behind arts and culture. He forsees big dividends in the future.

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Video: Playworks teaches kids how to play the right way

Resource-strapped schools have trouble providing recess in a way that is fun for kids and suplements academics. Playworks, a national nonprofit, has partnered with several Detroit schools to provide recess for kids that is fun, educational, and inclusive.

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One Detroit, one world: Re-imagining Detroit through diversity and inclusion

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez represents District 6 in Detroit City Council. She recently wrote this piece calling for a more inclusive and global Detroit for our partners at Urban Innovation Exchange.
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