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Summer in the City ends season by painting huge mural on Crowell Community Center

On Friday, August 14, the forecast called for rain, but that didn't stop 1,200 people from showing up at the Crowell Community Center in northwest Detroit to put in an honest day's work as a part of Summer in the City's annual Finale Friday.

Model D readers selected Brad Fitzgerald's "Fun in the City" design as their favorite to adorn the Crowell Rec Center

You helped pick a mural design for Detroit's Crowell Community Center. Now help paint it

Model D recently asked you to help Summer in the City and the Detroit Recreation Department choose a mural design to spruce up the Crowell Community Center in northwest Detroit. Now you can help paint it.

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Detroit SOUP to celebrate fifth anniversary with party and fundraiser at Ford Field

Since 2010, Detroit SOUP has hosted 90 dinners and awarded over $85,000 to Detroiters with ideas to improve their communities. On Feb. 15, SOUP celebrates its fifth anniversary with a party and fundraiser at Ford Field.

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Making performance art accessible: Ryan Myers-Johnson and Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts

Detroit's emerging experimental and alternative artists will showcase their work at the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts happening August 2 at Old Redford's Artist Village. Urban Innovation Exchange shares this profile of Ryan Myers-Johnson, the festival's founder.

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Grown in Detroit, but not in the ground: The next evolution of urban agriculture

Some urban agriculture ventures in Detroit are moving beyond the city lot and into buildings. Read about a pair of ventures that are raising crops and fish indoors in the latest installment of our Food Economy series.

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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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On the Ground: Brightmoor on film

In this fab video piece by Oren Goldenberg and Matthew Lewis, we get up close and personal with the doers and the makers that are rebuilding Brighmoor brick by brick, wall by wall. It's a story to inspire neighborhood redevelopment across the city.

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On the Ground: Panel discussion recapped

Last Wednesday, a group of Brightmoor residents and people from around the region gathered at the Brightmoor Community Center for a neighborhood Speaker Series event. Matthew Lewis was there to capture it all in words and pictures.

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On the Ground, in words and pictures

Meet some people who consider self-sufficiency integral to their lives and choose Brightmoor over a more remote location because of the value they place in community. Slideshow courtesy of Model D photographer Marvin Shaouni.

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UIX: Riet Schumack and Neighbors Building Brightmoor

Riet Schumack is one of the co-founders of a non-profit organization composed of a group of neighbors dedicated to helping each other to create a beautiful, healthy and sustainable community for themselves and their children. Matthew Lewis reports for UIX.

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On the Ground: Reinvesting in power of education

Nearly 20 years ago, 167,000 students were enrolled in Detroit Public Schools. Today, only 49,000 students attend school in the district, leaving over 150 vacant buildings. Matthew Lewis talks to a group working to repurpose one of them into a trade school in Brightmoor.

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UIX: Joe Rashid and Restore the 'Moor

Joe Rashid is the Outreach Director for Restore the 'Moor, a community-driven plan being developed by and for community members in Brightmoor. Matthew Lewis introduces the person and the project for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

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Speaker Series: What can we learn from Brightmoor?

Come to the Brightmoor Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to learn lessons that can inform what we do in other Detroit communities. The event features a group of panelists made up of engaged residents, neighborhood leaders, and creative thinkers.

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On the Ground: Center of Brightmoor community life

A neighborhood gathering place built by residents 84 years ago, the Brightmoor Community Center has overcome financial distress to create a collaborative environment at the corner of Lyndon and Burt roads. Matthew Lewis visits and reports. 

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On the Ground: From radical to reverend in Brightmoor

Focusing efforts on his personal vision for Brightmoor, Rev. Larry Simmons is intent on creating a neighborhood that is "saved, prospering, peaceful, diverse, engaged, and empowered." Matthew Lewis reports on how the pastor's church is involved in neighborhood redevelopment. 
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