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What makes a city 'smart,' anyway?

In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart? Here are some thoughts in the wake of the recent Meeting of the Minds conference in Detroit.

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Why Detroit's improv comedy scene is no joke

Detroit is not exactly NYC, Chicago, or L.A., but the local improv scene, which has produced national talents like Keegan-Michael Key, is thriving thanks to dedicated performers and theaters like Planet Ant and Go Comedy!.

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Young, diverse, and full of moxie, Detroit's Jewish community is making a comeback

Not long ago, speaking about a resurgent Jewish community in Detroit would have had folks thinking you were a few candles short of a full menorah. Today, however, that community is growing thanks to an influx of young people and a few key institutions.

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Why Michigan is a leader in place-based education

Dr. Doris Terry Williams, executive director of the Rural School and Community Trust, discusses the need for place-based education in both rural and urban environments and how Michigan's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative is leading the charge.

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Open City kicks off 8th season of conversations about entrepreneurship in Detroit

Since 2007, Open City has served as a forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Detroit. A new season kicks off at Cliff Bell's on Monday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.

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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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