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Green Grocer: University Commons and beyond

Our food shopping tour across the city continues in North Central Detroit, where Nicole Rupersburg visits full-service markets offering fresh produce, meats, fish and other home cooking staples. Marvin Shaouni captures it all with his camera.


Green Grocer: Fresh food shopping on Detroit's Lower East Side

Our food shopping tour across the city continues on the Lower East Side, where Nicole Rupersburg visits full-service markets offering fresh produce, meats, fish and other home cooking staples. Marvin Shaouni dropped in with his camera.


Zipcars bring pay-by-the-hour motoring to the Motor City

Living without a car has never been easy in Detroit. But with Zipcar’s recent launch of a fleet of 40 vehicles across the city, the car-free dream just got a little easier. Nina Ignaczak looks at how the program works, Marvin Shaouni shows us visual proof.


City kids: Young Detroiters finding a voice

Supporters of youth advocacy programs say that when youth are a part of the solution they can help transform neighborhoods, schools, and communities -- and stay out of trouble in the mean time. Melinda Clynes makes the case in this report.


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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UIX: Ritchie Harrison and Jefferson East Inc.

Ritchie Harrison is the economic development director for Jefferson East Inc., an organization that focuses on the revitalization of neighborhoods along the East Jefferson corridor. MJ Galbraith has the rest of the story for Urban Innovation Exchange.


Happy Thanksgiving, see you in December

Eat some great food, drink some great drinks and enjoy the next couple of weeks without us. We'll look for you at the parade or at some cozy craft cocktail party. Be safe, you'll see us again Dec. 3. 


IdeaLab: A look into the future

We're excited to partner again with the Revitalization and Business Conference this Friday, Dec. 6. Presented by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, "IdeaLab" is a fast-paced, two-hour session with a stellar line-up of Detroit innovators.


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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Detroit's NSO building: Architectural gem rebuilt on social responsibility

The art deco high rise, once known by its landmark Yellow Pages sign, anchors the eastern end of Hope Village, where Oakman Boulevard crosses the Lodge. Dennis Archambault reports on how the Neighborhood Services Organization transformed more than just a building. 


Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature

Based on fundamental values like caring for the Earth and its people, urban permaculture is here and Detroit looks to be an ideal partner to test how it can work. Matthew Piper shows us where a new, better and self-sustaining future is being built.


Green Grocer: Remodeled food stores abound on Detroit's West Side

Like the East Side, which Nicole Rupersburg visited last week, several full-service markets on the other side of town have seen recent upgrades. Marvin Shaouni brought his camera along for this report.


UIX: Greg Willerer and Brother Nature Produce

An urban farm in Corktown thats sells locally-grown herbs, greens, and produce at local farmers' markets and through their CSA program. You can also find Brother Nature Produce on menus of area restaurants that support the local foods movement. 


YEA Brightmoor: Detroit kids raising money for entrepreneurial incubator

Readers can help these student entrepreneurs achieve their goal of raising $50,000 to create a dedicated space to run their businesses, which include the Brightmoor Woodworkers and Brightmoor Bikes and Trailers. Matthew Lewis reports.


Green Grocer: East Side expands with fresh food choices

Some of the city's most impressive full-service markets are on the East Side, where several stores have seen recent upgrades to the exterior, interior and product lines. Nicole Rupersberg goes shopping, Marvin Shaouni brings his camera for this report.
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