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The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education at CCS

Inside the Argonaut, Detroit's creative hub

In 2009, the College for Creative Studies re-opened General Motors' Argonaut Building as the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. In just a few short years, it has become a major hub for creative culture and industry in Detroit.

The Garden Theatre Beaux-Arts facade

How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown

The neighborhoods of Detroit's greater downtown have come a long way in recent years, but change didn't come all on its own. This special report examines how the Hudson Webber Foundation's 15x15 Initiative created a unified vision for change among a diverse group of stakeholders that's helped shape the Midtown and downtown of today.

Detroit Grease's new location at Recycle Here!

Detroit Grease moves from Ann Arbor to Detroit to grow waste oil conversion business

Detroit Grease collects waste oil that is turned into either biodiesel fuel or feedstock. The company recently moved from Ann Arbor to Detroit's Recycle Here! complex.

Hitsville U.S.A., home of the Motown Museum

Hitsville vs. Soulsville: How Detroit and Memphis are embracing their soul music heritage

There were two rival labels – and two cities – that defined soul music in the public consciousness. Arguing Hitsville (Detroit) vs. Soulsville (Memphis) is like arguing Beatles vs. Stones. But how do these two cities stack up when it comes to preserving and embracing their soul music heritage?

Henry Ford Hospital

Anchor institutions drive demand for housing in greater downtown area

Employees of anchor institutions like Henry Ford Health System and Wayne State University are driving demand for housing the greater downtown area. The institutions themselves are responding with purposeful investment in housing and neighborhood infrastructure.

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Businesses put best face forward with help of local fašade improvement programs

A building's visual order can have an inordinate impact on a community, which is why a number of area community development organizations have used façade improvement programs to battle blight and spur neighborhood economic development.

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'Encore entrepreneurs' add vibrance to Detroit's small business scene

Young hipsters aren't the only people starting businesses in Midtown and downtown Detroit. Meet some of the city's 'encore entrepreneurs.'

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Shinola's workers, the new faces of Detroit manufacturing

Since Shinola opened shop in Detroit in 2013, the company has grown its output and its workforce. Those workers are creating quality goods and are changing the way we think about Detroit manufacturing.

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Top spots to watch the World Cup in Detroit

We've come up with a few spots where you can catch all the World Cup action over the next month, plus an idea for where matches ought to be screened.


Experience Detroit: Get your hyperlocal kicks with AirBnB

Whether you're a traveler looking for an alternative to staying at a downtown hotel, or a local looking to explore what life is like in other neighborhoods, staying at a Detroit AirBnB could be an awesome experience. Matthew Lewis gives us a few options.

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Detroit, get ready for transit-oriented development

Public officials and developers across the region are preparing to reap the economic potential of functional transit, something many cities across the country have already done. How it gets done in Detroit is critical to its success, writes Nina Ignaczak.


Shop local: Our list of holiday shopping destinations

Only seven days left to get the rest of your holiday shopping on and, thanks to a growing number of creative urban entrepreneurs, your options are increasing. Nicole Rupersburg compiles a list of places you need to go.


Piquette Square: Sustainable housing offers chance at new lives for veterans

Opened in 2010, the four-story residential complex at 6221 Brush has 150 apartments and over 11,000 square feet of common area and commercial space, with plans to develop a small park immediately north of the building. Dennis Archambault reports from New Center.


Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Owiso Makuku

With experience in the Dominican Republic with the Peace Corps, and in various jobs in New York, Boston and Burlington, Vermont, Owiso Makuku comes ready to make a difference in Detroit. Jay Walljasper shows us why. 


Detroit Revitalization Fellow: John Corcoran

From New Jersey, with stops at Cal-Berkely and Georgetown, John Corcoran now serves as manager of real estate projects for TechTown Detroit. He's here because of WSU's Detroit Revitalization Fellows program. Jay Walljasper has the profile.
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