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Model Z(oot's): Come party with us at our historic new digs

In March, we moved into our new office and conference space on Second Avenue -- once home to the legendary Zoot's Coffeehouse. Now, this Friday, we're ready to party by honoring the past, the present and future all in one fun-filled night. 


Green City Diaries: Motorless meditations

Meet our subjects, three Detroiters who choose to travel with no motor in the Motor City. Their stories and perspectives are distinct, but united by the shared conviction that when it comes to going the distance, bicycling is often best. Matt Piper goes along for the ride.


Going outside the box to improve quality of life

Public safety initiatives have been helping decrease crime numbers in greater downtown since 2009. New strategies are gaining buy-in by stakeholders in more Detroit neighborhoods. Jon Zemke reports from up the street in Woodbridge.


Do the right thing in review

Being your own boss means being responsible. Two films were shown last week honoring two Detroit businesses, Avalon International Breads and City Living Detroit, that are all about leadership and responsibility. Leah Johnson was there taking notes. 


Model D Speaker Series: Inclusivity & Revitalization

Join us tomorrow, June 6, at the beautiful, historic Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth Street in Midtown Detroit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m.


Allied Media Projects: Creative communications for the future

Working out of the Furniture Factory in the Cass Corridor, Allied Media Projects' small staff is all about innovation, interaction and collaboration. There's a lot happening, reports Matthew Piper.


The effluvial literary murk of Steve Hughes

What better way to experience Stupor than to have the author bring you into his world up close and personal? See Steve Hughes read from his new Matthew Barney-illustrated issue Saturday at Leopold’s. Walter Wasacz trips down memory lane in this report.


Publisher's notebook: Detroit, storefront city

Claire Nelson has spring fever, the kind that has her head spinning with thoughts of rebirth, revitalization -- and retail. Especially the creative, independent variety. 


Laying foundations for entrepreneurship

Behind every start-up entrepreneur is a risk-tolerant investor. In Detroit, that’s likely to be the Detroit Development Fund, which has provided loans for small businesses like Astro Coffee and Good Girls Go to Paris. Dennis Archambault adds up the details.


Society of Architectural Historians holds conference, meet in Yamasaki-designed building

The conference included three days of speaker sessions by a diverse range of researchers and scholars, with several of the sessions related specifically to the history and architecture of Detroit.


Model D Speaker Series: Do the right thing

Join us tonight at Willys Overland Lofts for our next Model D Speaker Series and the debut of two short films about Avalon and City Living Detroit before their nationwide release.


Guide to feathering an urban nest

Getting the right look for our new HQ was important. So we went with old new stuff. Or is it the other way around? Let Claire Nelson tell us how we furnished our new pad and what it takes for you to do the same.


Honey, we're home!: Model D sets up new office in Midtown

Our new headquarters has some great bones -- architecturally and historically. It's also on a great Midtown block that includes neighbors the Green Garage and Bronx Bar. Cheers from us to you. 


Launched!: Urban Innovation Exchange debut in review

Two rooms at Seva restaurant were packed wall to wall with innovators, entrepreneurs and others for the launch of UIX, which will profile Detroit people and projects over the next three years. Leah Johnson talks to some folks in the creative mix.  


Urbanism from outer space

Erik and Israel Nordin are spreading a contemporary urban look around the region. It begins with gritty industrial processes that are characteristically Detroit, but ends in objects that are graceful, smooth and personal. Matthew Piper gets an eyeful.
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