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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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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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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Opinion: Inspired DSO sets diverse course for the future

We were recently invited to sit in on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's annual meeting. It was a terrific event, filled with news of Midtown community love and artistic and financial growth for the organization. President and CEO Anne Parsons shares her remarks. 

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UIX: Social innovator and entrepreneur Sarida Scott Montgomery

Sarida Scott Montgomery is the executive director of Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) and co-founder of Good People Popcorn. Tunde Wey of Urban Innovation Exchange has the profile.

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Rebuilding Detroit's first and last neighborhood

Francis Grunow's presentation at last month's Idealab in Ann Arbor was so good we thought it should reach a wider audience in Model D. Not only that: we're turning it into a three-part think series on Detroit neighborhoods. Take it away, sir. 

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Open City preview: Who's the boss?

Good question to start off the new year on the right entrepreneurial foot: 'Who's the boss' is all about exploring alternative ownership models in the local business community. Check it out Jan. 20 at Cliff Bell's in downtown Detroit.

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Meet Model D's new development news editor

MJ Galbraith is a creative writer, a musician and a guy with his ear to the ground looking for all the Detroit development news that's fit to print. Find him walking into a building or business near you. 
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