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Superintendent Nikolai Vitti works with a student on a personal computer at Cooke STEM Academy

Detroit district aims to give a laptop to every student, starting with three schools

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's goal is to give every core teacher an electronic whiteboard and get a personal laptop in the hands of every student in his district by 2023—a move that he says is sure to improve learning.

Cyclist on Grand Blvd.

Motorless in the Motor City: What I learned from six months in Detroit without a car

After back-to-back accidents left Matthew Piper and his husband without their two cars, they decided to take a radical step in Detroit: go car-free. Here's what they learned during those six months. 

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How two new curators at the Detroit Institute of Arts are remaking the contemporary galleries

Assistant curators Taylor Renee Aldridge and Lucy Mensah not only designed the museum's latest exhibit exploring the meaning of home, but are in the midst of a massive overhaul of the Contemporary Galleries that will last over a decade. 

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Detroit's storytellers on why the medium brings people closer together

Satori Shakoor and Cornetta Lane are creating platforms for Detroiters to experience the power of storytelling. And Model D and NEI will be holding our own storytelling event (hosted by Shakoor) on Feb. 16.

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The future is now: A glimpse into Metro Detroit's mobility ecosystem

Across Southeast Michigan, diverse mobility projects are underway that are part of the larger mobility ecosystem that positions Metro Detroit as the global leader in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.

Amanda Alexander, founder of the Detroit Justice Center

Restorative justice city: One woman's quest to create a more just Detroit

The Detroit Justice Center will provide community legal services to underserved Detroiters, support other equity organizations, and promote "just city" initiatives with the ultimate goal of creating a more just Detroit.

Attendees of a community meeting at the Delray Rec Center on air quality assessment - Jan. 25, 2018

How residents of southwest Detroit fought for, and won, a historic community benefits package

The Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be an enormous economic boon to Southeast Michigan, but many in southwest Detroit wonder if they'll have access to those benefits. Thanks to a historic deal, they will.

Members of the Detroit School of Arts jazz ensemble

These organizations are keeping Detroit's jazz legacy alive by teaching it to the city's youth

Several institutions in the city are making sure that if a young person loves to play jazz, they have access to education, performance, practice spaces, and most importantly, a sense that they belong in the jazz community.

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Bedrock pilots self-driving shuttle, sees opportunity for broad use across Detroit

A self-driving shuttle piloted last year gave Bedrock employees a look into the future of urban mobility. But the test sparked ideas about potential applications for autonomous transportation across the Motor City.

STEMinistas at a recent Michigan Science Center event

The STEMinista Project introduces girls to the wonders (and comradery) of science

Started as a way to close the STEM gender gap, the project is designed for girls from fourth to eighth grade and offers special opportunities that encourage them to learn about STEM and get involved in STEM-related activities.

Cornetta Lane speaks at an event at Submerge Records in the North End

Join us for an On the Ground North End finale celebration: New Year, New Ventures

To conclude four-month series in the neighborhood, we're hosting a conversation at the Jam Handy with residents presenting community ventures and projects.

Marsha Music at Bert's Market Place

Hipster history: Unpacking the stories of metro Detroit's legendary cultural scenes

In an effort to savor the stories of our rich cultural past, but also to better understand our area today, we dug into the history of the vibrant scenes in Paradise Valley, the Cass Corridor, Ann Arbor, and Palmer Park.

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A co-op for the people: The rocky process of developing the Detroit People's Food Co-op

The Detroit People's Food Co-op will have a cooperatively owned grocery store, a 50-seat cafe, incubator kitchen, and be in an underserved neighborhood of the city. But it took seven long years to bring this project to fruition. 

Soulardarity founder Jackson Koeppel

What we're looking forward to in 2018

At Model D, we have a diverse group of contributors with different backgrounds, interests, and ways of engaging with the city. Here's what excites us most about Detroit in the coming year.

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Mind-body connections: How Michigan experts treat childhood obesity by supporting mental health

Obesity stems from the combination of too many calories eaten and too few burned, right? Not always. Michigan experts are realizing that for some children, tackling obesity means supporting strong mental health.
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