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Wayne Ramocan plays drums in Turkmenistan

Exporting culture, importing experience: The benefits of taking Detroit musicians abroad

Music is one of Detroit's greatest exports. Wayne Ramocan, a Detroit musician and community activist, argues that we need to help expose our young musicians to the wider world and make an effort to retain their talent in the city.

Corrado Parducci

Corrado Parducci, the great (and mostly forgotten) architectural artist of Detroit

Parducci was an Italian-American immigrant who came to Detroit via New York in 1925. An architectural sculptor, he would complete over 600 commissions in his 60-year career, many of them a part of Detroit's most iconic buildings. 

Participatory mapping at a CDAD meeting

The new geographers: How Detroiters are mapping a better future for the city

Cartography is alive and well in Detroit. Model D sat down with several local map enthusiasts to learn about where they draw inspiration for their work and where they see it heading in an open data context.

Youth Transit Alliance

Youth Transit Alliance needs $97K to keep giving Detroit kids free rides to after school programs

Youth Transit Alliance safely transports kids between their homes in Southwest Detroit and after-school programs throughout the city. The program must raise $97,328 by March 25 in order to keep providing free rides through the end of the school year.

Jim Snyder, owner of Franklin Furniture

Betting on Detroit and beating the odds: Franklin Furniture's survival story

For decades, Franklin Furniture has offered Detroit residents and businesses affordable furnishings. Despite encountering more than his fair share of adversity, Jim Snyder, Franklin's owner, remains bullish on the city.

Co-working List

10 essential networks for Detroit creatives

Whatever role you play in the creative economy, an abundance of local creative networks and resources exists to support you. Here are 10 especially good ones.

Public Pool List

Uncool in all the right ways: Five years of Public Pool, Hamtramck's storefront art space

This Saturday, Hamtramck art space Public Pool is celebrating five years of solo and group shows, music and dance performances, panel discussions, and readings. The anniversary show is called "I Only Want to See You Underneath" and features the work of Public Pool co-founder Tim Hailey.

Your Detroit list

Model D, Skillman Foundation to host #YourDetroit Twitter chat on March 3

The Skillman Foundation and Model D are pleased to facilitate #YourDetroit, a Twitter chat happening Tuesday, March 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. We want to hear from you about where you see yourself in the narratives forming around contemporary Detroit.

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Can individuals and communities generate Michigan's electricity in the future?

It's a brave new energy world in Michigan. Coal is on the way out while natural gas, wind and solar are on the way in. But the bigger question is who will generate electricity in the future -- traditional utilities, or individuals and communities?

Alexandrine List

To understand change in Midtown Detroit, look to Alexandrine Street

More than $40 million is being invested in the renovation of buildings -- big and small -- along the three blocks of West Alexandrine between Woodward Avenue and Third Street. It's here where some of the city's newest marquee business have set up shop and where the changing face of Midtown Detroit is most acutely visible.

Dr. T List

What it takes to transform Southeast Michigan into a STEM Hub

Building a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) economy is widely seen as a pathway to prosperity. So what would it take to make Southeast Michigan a STEM Hub? Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO of the Michigan Science Center, has a few ideas, starting with putting people first.

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Opinion: Detroit's leadership must engage emerging leaders and their vision of a new American Dream

Chris Grindem argues that Detroit's leaders must engage with a specific group of Millennials, the city's emerging leaders, and their vision of a new American Dream. Why? Because they are convinced Detroit is in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime position to help define the future of American cities.

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Embracing the magical: Q&A with place-based education architect David Sobel

In a culture so consumed by digital devices and virtual experiences, how can the natural world compete for students' attention? We talk with David Sobel, architect of place-based education, to find out.

Die In List

Opinion: Detroit needs to preserve public spaces for assembly and free speech

Detroit's downtown parks long have been places where people exercise their constitutional right to assemble peaceably, but does private management of public spaces now stand in their way?

Produce List

Winter harvest: How local farmers are extending the growing season

Frigid temperatures and snow don't mean you have to rule out eating fresh, regionally-sourced vegetables. Winter food production is alive and thriving in and around Michigan thanks to greenhouse growing and other season-extending technologies.
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