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Detroit may be bankrupt, but itís 600 feet above sea level

In part three of his series on neighborhood, Francis Grunow goes big picture and places Detroit within a context of global warming, blue/green infrastructure and sustainability over the next 100 years.      

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Opinion: Social entrepreneurship is sick

Writer and social entrepreneur Tunde Wey calls out the very hand that feeds him in this wide-ranging and romantic meditation on doers, fixers and problem solvers that reaches back to Henry Ford and looks forward to a more self-aware future.   

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UIX: Welcome, Grand Circus

This is a new company that aims to increase the size of Detroit's technology industry by addressing a dearth of tech talent in the city through classes, workshops and networking opportunities. MJ Galbraith explores Grand Circus for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 

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Jazz mentoring hitting the right notes in Midtown

Instruction at Michigan State's Detroit Community Music School is done by working musicians and educators who are giving back some of the same elite training they received as students. Gather round as Veronica Grandison tunes into the scene.

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Experience Detroit: Get your hyperlocal kicks with AirBnB

Whether you're a traveler looking for an alternative to staying at a downtown hotel, or a local looking to explore what life is like in other neighborhoods, staying at a Detroit AirBnB could be an awesome experience. Matthew Lewis gives us a few options.

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Open City: Take your business to the next level

The group, which aims to strenghen the local business community, is partnering with Bamboo Detroit on this event, held Feb. 17, 6 p.m. at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit. Here's a preview.

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UIX: Detroit Collaborative Design Center

The Detroit Collaborative Design Center celebrates 20 years of architectural vision and execution Feb. 5 at the Main Branch of  the Detroit Public Library in the Cultural Center. More info and RSVP here

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Detroit, get ready for transit-oriented development

Public officials and developers across the region are preparing to reap the economic potential of functional transit, something many cities across the country have already done. How it gets done in Detroit is critical to its success, writes Nina Ignaczak.

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Open City's 'Who's the boss?' recapped

So, how exactly are cooperative businesses structured? Last week's Open City panel talked of "one person, one vote," and "dynamic governance." Aaron Mondry was there and gets into the nitty gritty of the discussion in this report.

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Palmer Park's turnaround and neighborhood revival

Great things are happening in Palmer Park, the historic, 296-acre greenspace and adjacent apartment district, which features a jaw-dropping collection of buildings built between 1925 and 1965. Matthew Piper surveys the past, present and future plans for the neighborhood.  

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City Kids: Nurturing Detroit's gardens of love

The productive green space is part of the Detroit School Garden Collaborative, a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools and the Greening of Detroit. Amy Kuras eagerly looks forward to planting season in this report. 

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UIX: Jay Rayford and Social Sushi

Co-founder of catering company Social Sushi and the online promotions site repyourcity.com, Jay Rayford has built up a loyal following for both projects. Amanda Lewan has the profile for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 

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Is bike sharing success a real possibility for Detroit?

We welcome back Kelli Kavanaugh, Model D's former development news editor and now East Riverfront bicycle entrepreneur, who will be writing about cycling in the city over the coming months. First up: all you needed to know about bike sharing but were afraid to ask. 

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UIX: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of Council District Six

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez is the first person to represent District Six on Detroit City Council, and the first Latina ever elected to the council. Matthew Lewis makes the introduction for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

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New chapter begins in Detroit literary arts scene

The fab Write A House project has gone viral, and we welcome all the out-of-town budding literati that it will spawn, but we wanted to focus on the "where" as much as the "what." The neighborhood called Banglatown, NoHam or Power House is what Matthew Lewis is talking about.
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