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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.  

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

What if we really were one Detroit?

In Part II of his creative look at how neighborhood life has evolved in Detroit, Francis Grunow goes back over 300 years -- older than our nation itself -- to explore how we came to the footprint we have today, and how things might look under a greater municipal regional entitiy.   

Lessons learned from M.L. King: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."

The author, a Michigan native who attended college in Oregon before moving to Detroit a few years ago, wants to be part of the solution here while remaining sensitive to longstanding issues of race. Joel Batterman calls on the legacy of Martin Luther King in this essay. 

City kids: Growing next generation of medical professionals

A combination of mentoring, job shadowing, and taking kids inside classrooms and labs used to train tomorrow's scientists, doctors and coders is helping prepare young Detroiters for careers in health care. Amy Kuras shows us how it's getting done.

Model D/UIX TV: Rebecca Willis and Bleeding Heart Design

Founded by Rebecca Willis, Bleeding Heart Design's goal is reimagine community spaces by what she calls visual real estate, with a healthy dose of altruism and selflessness. DETROIT LIVES! shot the piece for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 
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