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Happy Thanksgiving, see you in December

Eat some great food, drink some great drinks and enjoy the next couple of weeks without us. We'll look for you at the parade or at some cozy craft cocktail party. Be safe, you'll see us again Dec. 3. 

IdeaLab: A look into the future

We're excited to partner again with the Revitalization and Business Conference this Friday, Dec. 6. Presented by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, "IdeaLab" is a fast-paced, two-hour session with a stellar line-up of Detroit innovators.

On the Ground: From radical to reverend in Brightmoor

Focusing efforts on his personal vision for Brightmoor, Rev. Larry Simmons is intent on creating a neighborhood that is "saved, prospering, peaceful, diverse, engaged, and empowered." Matthew Lewis reports on how the pastor's church is involved in neighborhood redevelopment. 

Detroit's NSO building: Architectural gem rebuilt on social responsibility

The art deco high rise, once known by its landmark Yellow Pages sign, anchors the eastern end of Hope Village, where Oakman Boulevard crosses the Lodge. Dennis Archambault reports on how the Neighborhood Services Organization transformed more than just a building. 

Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature

Based on fundamental values like caring for the Earth and its people, urban permaculture is here and Detroit looks to be an ideal partner to test how it can work. Matthew Piper shows us where a new, better and self-sustaining future is being built.

Green Grocer: Remodeled food stores abound on Detroit's West Side

Like the East Side, which Nicole Rupersburg visited last week, several full-service markets on the other side of town have seen recent upgrades. Marvin Shaouni brought his camera along for this report.

UIX: Greg Willerer and Brother Nature Produce

An urban farm in Corktown thats sells locally-grown herbs, greens, and produce at local farmers' markets and through their CSA program. You can also find Brother Nature Produce on menus of area restaurants that support the local foods movement. 

YEA Brightmoor: Detroit kids raising money for entrepreneurial incubator

Readers can help these student entrepreneurs achieve their goal of raising $50,000 to create a dedicated space to run their businesses, which include the Brightmoor Woodworkers and Brightmoor Bikes and Trailers. Matthew Lewis reports.

Green Grocer: East Side expands with fresh food choices

Some of the city's most impressive full-service markets are on the East Side, where several stores have seen recent upgrades to the exterior, interior and product lines. Nicole Rupersberg goes shopping, Marvin Shaouni brings his camera for this report.

Opinion: The enlightened path to social entrepreneurship

The mercurial Tunde Wey is a swashbuckler, a poet, a writer for our sister UIX project and a food and drink romantic. We asked him to bliss out over (revolver), the Hamtramck restaurant he co-founded with biz partner Peter Dalinowski.

Open City: Exploring innovative investing and funding models

Join Model D partner Open City and moderator Craig Fahle from WDET 101.9 FM Monday Nov. 18 for a discussion on alternate ways of raising capital for small business. The talk begins at 6 p.m. at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit. 

UIX: Elias Khalil and La Feria

Meet the people behind the Hatch Detroit-winning Spanish tapas restaurant that opened this week on Cass Avenue in Midtown. Amy Kuras reports for the Urban Innovation Exchange. 

On the Ground: Brightmoor's art club for kids

Writer Matthew Lewis says that a simple thing like a free art club, a place where neighborhood kids can get to know each other and learn to express themselves outside of the home and school, has done wonders to help build community in Brightmoor. 

Detroit by District: Election day, time to vote

Over the last seven months, Matthew Lewis has reported from each of the city's newly-minted council districts and showed us the work that community development groups are doing at the neighborhood scale. Now, people, get out to vote today.

On the Ground: Clearing blight, uncovering assets in Brightmoor

Developed nearly a century ago to accommodate the city's swelling population of laborers, Brightmoor remains on the cutting edge of future land use projects in Detroit. Matthew Lewis reports from the far Northwest side of town.
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