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UIX: Elizabeth Garlow and Michigan Corps

Read all about an organization that connects Michigan citizens to opportunities that help advance social innovation in the state. Tunde Wey is on the case for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

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Innovation City: Join us for OpenCo Detroit

This Thursday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. we'll be doing a loop of incubators and co-working spaces in greater downtown that have emerged as springboards for new ideas in the city. Get more info inside and sign up today. 

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Opinion: Keep DIA collection off the table

To sell assets held in public trust would set a poor precedent for its lack of preservation of art and cultural artifacts. In addition, there is very little legal support or business sense in seeking a sale of the art, says guest columnist and bankruptcy attorney Kimberly Clayson. 

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City kids: High-quality charter schools await Detroit families

The Detroit Achievement Academy, James and Grace Lee Boggs School and the Y Detroit Leadership Academy High School are opening this fall in the city. Amy Kuras shows us what we can expect.

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Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Our guide to Detroit pizza

The city's savory saucy pies come in all shapes and sizes, some made from recipes originating in Sicily others inspired by the cuisine of Bangladesh. There are some mighty crazy-tasty edible creations out there, say our authors, the fabulous Linn kids. 

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UIX: Georgia Street Community Garden Collective

This nonprofit organization founded by social activist Mark Covington reduces blight, addresses food security issues, and builds community through urban farming on Detroit's East Side. Matthew Lewis goes digging for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

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Hatch Detroit: Meet the Top 10

The top four Hatch finalists selected from the online public vote will advance to the next round. To help you choose which business you want to endorse, Model D development news editor Nicole Rupersburg checks in with each of the semifinalists.

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Skillman's community builder - past, present and future

Tonya Allen, Skillman's current CEO, who also created the Good Neighborhoods program and helped launch Excellent Schools Detroit, will become president of the foundation in the new year. Amy Kuras profiles this resourceful leader.  

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Green City Diaries: Honeybee buzz

A resurgence in urban beekeeping is part of a return to the agricultural practices we had in cities in the 1930s and 1940s. New York, Paris, Detroit and other urban areas are leading a movement back to greater biodiversity, says our sustainability diarist Matthew Piper.

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UIX: Joel Peterson and Trinosophes Cafe

Promoter, artist and social activist Joel Peterson is one of Detroit's honest to goodness treasures. He's been setting just the right tone for the experimental music scene for two decades. Now he's doing it in his own space in Eastern Market.

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On the Ground: Looking toward the future

In this week's installment of our summer series in Osborn, Claire Nelson talks to Ronisha Bannerman, who graduated with honors and is on her way to Grand Valley State. But in the long term, she wants to help change the perception of her neighborhood.

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On the Ground: Party in a hut (what?)

There will be music and healthy, local food at this late summer party this Saturday in the Osborn community. Some of the local leaders we've been profiling in the On the Ground series will be there. Big fun meets neighborhood innovation and collaboration. Mark your calendars.  

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UIX: Cecelia Sharpe and Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble

Urban Stringz, an ensemble founded by Cecelia Sharpe, develops students' musical talents and abilities in addition to exposing them to our culturally rich and diverse society. Detroit, take note. Tunde Wey reports.

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Opinion: Despite Detroit bankruptcy, architects must imagine better built environment

Frank X. Arvan, president of AIA Detroit, says everyone is invited to be part of the vision and reality of the region's future. He longs for diversity, density and projects that promote the common good. 

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Model D Speaker Series: Creative cities, the next generation

Join us this Thursday to hear from innovative educators on both sides of the state who are pushing the needle to ensure our city kids are bright, inquisitive and ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Register now.
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