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Bedrock pilots self-driving shuttle, sees opportunity for broad use across Detroit

A self-driving shuttle piloted last year gave Bedrock employees a look into the future of urban mobility. But the test sparked ideas about potential applications for autonomous transportation across the Motor City.

STEMinistas at a recent Michigan Science Center event

The STEMinista Project introduces girls to the wonders (and comradery) of science

Started as a way to close the STEM gender gap, the project is designed for girls from fourth to eighth grade and offers special opportunities that encourage them to learn about STEM and get involved in STEM-related activities.

Cornetta Lane speaks at an event at Submerge Records in the North End

Join us for an On the Ground North End finale celebration: New Year, New Ventures

To conclude four-month series in the neighborhood, we're hosting a conversation at the Jam Handy with residents presenting community ventures and projects.

Marsha Music at Bert's Market Place

Hipster history: Unpacking the stories of metro Detroit's legendary cultural scenes

In an effort to savor the stories of our rich cultural past, but also to better understand our area today, we dug into the history of the vibrant scenes in Paradise Valley, the Cass Corridor, Ann Arbor, and Palmer Park.

Malik Yakini

A co-op for the people: The rocky process of developing the Detroit People's Food Co-op

The Detroit People's Food Co-op will have a cooperatively owned grocery store, a 50-seat cafe, incubator kitchen, and be in an underserved neighborhood of the city. But it took seven long years to bring this project to fruition. 

Soulardarity founder Jackson Koeppel

What we're looking forward to in 2018

At Model D, we have a diverse group of contributors with different backgrounds, interests, and ways of engaging with the city. Here's what excites us most about Detroit in the coming year.

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Mind-body connections: How Michigan experts treat childhood obesity by supporting mental health

Obesity stems from the combination of too many calories eaten and too few burned, right? Not always. Michigan experts are realizing that for some children, tackling obesity means supporting strong mental health.

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The most exciting developments in Detroit for 2018

Big money developers and scrappy start-ups alike have been working toward the completion of their various projects. A number of them will be opening their doors this year, and these are the ones we're most excited about. 

Eliza Lae

Photo Essay: The people of the North End

Meet four people who live and work in the North End. We photographed them in their places of work and spoke to them about their hopes for the neighborhood.

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Model D is looking for your story of entrepreneurial success

Startup Story Night will return for the second year in February and we're looking for storytellers for the theme "Love What You Do."

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Overcoming racism in Michigan

Michiganders are unifying their communities and finding peaceful pathways to overcome racism, along with the divisiveness, segregation, and disparities it causes.

Lucy Frye, AKA Nandi, in her cafe

Our favorite stories from 2017

Before the year comes to a close, we'd like to look back on our last year of coverage.

Ali Dirul

Detroit solar shines: How local solar organizations are linking sustainable energy and community

While there's been several notable solar energy projects by major companies, some smaller organizations have been partnering together to take the application of the renewable resource in new directions.

Students at the Wayne State University campus

Metro Detroit's colleges work to develop a culture of care for mental health of its students

With the goal of early detection and treatment, Metro Detroit schools, colleges, and foundations are working to raise awareness, erase stigma, and support every student struggling with these treatable disorders.

Namira Islam, the co-Founder and co-Director of MuslimARC

Anti-racism organization to renovate house in Detroit for racial justice workshops, community events

MuslimARC is a faith-based human rights organization focused on addressing racial justice. After purchasing a house in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood, the organization will soon have a physical space to host workshops and community events. 
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