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Model D TV: Happy Trails in Detroit

The Dequindre Cut is super cool, and it's just one piece of a whole system of trails, greenways and nonmotorized paths planned in the city. Model D TV talks with one of the people behind the plan, Todd Scott of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance.

Sign Up and Get Sticky at the Speaker Series at the Green Garage May 14

Read on for the deets for the next Speaker Series event, this Thursday, May 14. We'll be talking about the Dequindre Cut and Detroit Bikes and Trails at a very cool space -- the Green Garage in Midtown. And we're getting sticky afterwards. Yes, we said sticky. This is going to be a good one, people.

Hip Hop Meets Architecture in the Work of U-M Detroit Design Center Prof

We need new solutions and new ways of looking at space and design, says architect and professor Craig Wilkins, director of U-M's Detroit Community Design Center. His lens: hip hop.

Up from the Ashes: Tracking the Forest Arms Restoration in Midtown

It might give developer Scott Lowell a big ulcer, but all the moving parts are starting to come together to make the planned Forest Arms rehab a reality.

Sports Central: Best Places to Watch the Game, or at Least Look Like You Are

We play to win, and we like to watch our teams win. Sometimes with a beer in hand, sometimes with a martini. Sometimes in formal wear, sometimes in jean shorts. OK, never really in jean shorts. Here's the lowdown on your best bets for catching the game.

Walkable City: Get On Your Feet, Detroit

If there's a cocktail to make true walkability, Detroit is low on some ingredients. But new projects and initiatives directed at transit, streetscaping and nonmotorized pathways are aimed at getting more people on their feet in the city.

Model D TV: Green Drinks in Detroit

A new monthly event is bringing people together for green thinking and drinking. Model D TV visited the inaugural Green Drinks night last week at the Majestic.

3 Cheers for Detroit's Local Currency

Detroit Cheers is a new local currency -- the city version of exchanging grain for flour or darned socks for a loaf of bread. Only it's more like beer for pizza, or housewares for a bike tune up.

Earth Day Roundup: Detroit's Green Stuff

Wednesday is Earth Day and Detroit will have its fair share of happenings -- from Green Drinks at the Majestic to a presentation from award-winning scientist and sustainable ecology expert David Suzuki, the city will be abuzz with all things green.

Model D TV: Detroit Artists Market in Midtown

This week, Model D TV goes into the Detroit Artists Market in Midtown. Supporting the gallery supports local artists, so check it out.

The Model D and Next American City April 8 Event is Full

We've got a full house for Model D's speaker series with Next American City this week. Read on for information about the event.

Drink and Link: Where to Wi-Fi and Drink Up in Detroit

In a world where offices are out and freelancing is in, Detroit is well positioned when it comes to finding places to log on and drink up. We did some, um, serious research and found many places you might not expect offer Wi-FI and grown up drinks.

Model D TV: Majestic Theatre Center

The Zaineas have kept the cool factor at the Majestic Theater Center going for a long, long time. Co-owner Dave Zainea talks about the Majestic's history and future on the Detroit scene in this Model D TV clip.

Preservation Possible: Expanded Historic Tax Credits Help Save Forest Arms

New law allows developers to stack both state and federal tax credits so they add up to 40 percent of the project's total cost, creating a huge potential impact on stimulating redevelopment of city's historic building stock.

Model D TV: Mid-Med Lofts Buidling Bustles in Midtown

Once an abandoned car wash, hotel and liquor store, Mid-Med Lofts is now a cluster of office, residential and retail that works, and works well. Watch and learn in this video clip from Tom Hendrickson.
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