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Talking revolution and reinvention with John Gallagher

John Gallagher's stories in the Detroit Free Press are required reading for all who are fascinated in the greater Detroit narrative: how a once dominant global industrial powerhouse retools itself for the future. Walter Wasacz brings the questions. 

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: John Corcoran

From New Jersey, with stops at Cal-Berkely and Georgetown, John Corcoran now serves as manager of real estate projects for TechTown Detroit. He's here because of WSU's Detroit Revitalization Fellows program. Jay Walljasper has the profile.

Opinion: Detroit is the Opportunity of a Generation

In the 14 months that the author has lived in Detroit after moving here from Philadelphia, he has assembled a spirited team of innovators, specialists and changemakers. Jason Lorimer sent us this opinion piece. We're happy to run it.

UIX: Alicia George and Motor City Java House

Alicia George is the owner of Motor City Java House, a neighborhood coffee shop that anchors redevelopment happening in Old Redford on Detroit's northwest side. Tunde Wey of Urban Innovation Exchange tells her story.

Modeshift: Edible hut comes to Osborn neighborhood

Part of Friday's UIX+ArtXDetroit: the Art of Neighborhood Innovation speaker series event is devoted to this project, which our media partners at Modeshift SE-MI Move Together wrote about in this week's newsletter. Click and dig in.

Green City Diaries: Paradise found

A few weeks into spring has lightened our hearts and brightened our spirits, helping us turn our attention to the city's natural environment hiding in plain sight. Matthew Piper finds Detroiters who know the landscape inside and outside. 

Model D TV: Detroit's ghost waters

Detroit abounds with largely unknown waterways: Baby Creek in Delray, May Creek running parallel to train tracks connecting the U.S and Canada, Savoyard Creek that snakes beneath downtown's skyscrapers. Matthew Lewis and Oren Goldenberg team up for this video report.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Time to go outside

Legendary urban blues parties, bicycle racing in a battered, still beautiful velodrome, competitive rugby matches and drive-in movies at an art deco masterpiece are all recommended by our authors, the fabulous Linn siblings. Get out there and enjoy.  

UIX: Sarah Lapinski and Motor City Sewing & Design

Founder of the Girlee Collective, which inspired local female artists and designers to become active doers, Sarah Lapinski has always balanced the commercial with the experimental. Tunde Wey tells us what she's up to next.

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Réna Bradley

She grew up in Southfield, then left the region to attend college at Howard and work as an architect in Washington D.C., where she saw neighborhoods once thought lost rebound to prosperity. Jay Walljasper profiles Réna Bradley. 

Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Dara O'Byrne

Preserving the environment means reviving the city, says an urban planner and designer who relocated from Seattle to Detroit to be part of WSU's revitalization fellows project and live in the West Village. Jay Walljasper profiles Dara O'Byrne. 

'Opportunity to Grow' recapped

An impressive group of creatives, business owners, real estate and logistics innovators, and festival promoters made up our speaker series panel last Wednesday. Matthew Lewis took notes, Oren Goldenberg captured the event on video. 

City kids: Southwest comes alive with arts education

One of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, Southwest Detroit attracts people with its ethnic food options, its early 20th century residential architecture and, increasingly, for innovative learning projects. Amy Kuras reports from the classroom.    

Global Detroit: Sneaking a peek at talent retention initiative

It is becoming widely known that immigrants in Michigan contribute enormously to the state's economy. Ajooni Sethi walks us through a preview of what could be a landmark initiative to help attract and retain Detroit talent.  

Opinion: A way forward

We asked a handful of Detroit thought leaders and community activists to weigh in on critical matters of the day. This is their space, these are their opinions. This week, Ellen C. Schneider and Kimberly Ross Clayson illuminate what emergency financial management can mean for the city.
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