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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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Dave Eggers talks education, robots, and illustrating a new book written by Detroit kids

Author and 826 National founder Dave Eggers is coming to Detroit next month. In advance of his visit, he answered a few of our questions about cities, urban education, and a new book written by students at Detroit's Boggs School.

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Amateur auto racers hit the track on Belle Isle

All kinds of people driving all kinds of motor vehicles -- from go karts to hoopties to high-end roadsters -- came out to Belle Isle to try their hand at racing.

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One person's trash is another's art project: 25 years of Arts & Scraps

For 25 years, Arts & Scraps has been helping kids in Detroit transform tons of donated materials into art.

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Detroit kids become environmental citizens through place-based learning

Kids at Neinas Elementary in Southwest Detroit are shaping the future of their community well before they're old enough to vote thanks to place-based educational opportunities in their school.

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The Culture of Co-Working: A Model D Speaker Series event

Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup will host a panel discussion about the emerging culture of Detroit's co-working spaces on October 22, 2014.

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There's a thin line between art and life at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the fifth annual Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival pops up in galleries, storefronts, and lots across the 2.1-square-mile city and adjacent Detroit neighborhoods.

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Winners of 2014 Knight Arts Challenge revealed

In its second year, the Knight Arts Challenge awards 58 winners a total of $2.48 million for their ideas for moving Detroit forward through the arts.

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A group of local craft beer enthusiasts are brewing with Detroit-grown hops

Detroit's Black Bottom Brew Club makes beer according to a centuries-old German purity standard using hops grown right here in the city.

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Place-based education motivates students by connecting learning to community

Michigan schools have an engagement crisis, but place-based education is one way of turning that around by making learning relevant to communities.

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A conversation with Tom Brennan, Detroit's green building guru

Last week, we explored Detroit's emerging green building culture. Here's an in-depth transcript of our conversation with Tom Brennan, co-founder of the Green Garage and a leader in Detroit's green building scene.

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A brief introduction to Detroit's civic tech ecosystem

As Detroit finally enters the 21st century, here are our thoughts on how Detroit’s emerging tech ecosystem can produce more and better civic- and community- minded projects.

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Your guide to fall colors in the city

Michigan is a superb place to watch the leaves change colors with the seasons -- that's a given. But you don't have to leave Detroit to experience the beauty of a Michigan autumn.

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Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.

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The Whole Foods effect: How local food businesses are benefiting from a national grocery chain

A little more than a year after high-end national grocery chain Whole Foods landed in Detroit, local food companies are reaping the benefits.
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