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Opinion: What if Dally was Daily?

The North Cass Corridor coming alive with art, food, music and people has been a one-day, late-summer tradtition since the 1970s. But is it a blueprint for something more ambitious? Claire Nelson and Francis Grunow weigh in on what they say could be the start of a new alley district.   

On the Ground: Youth making an impact

Lettie-Ann Miller, a senior at Osborn Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, tells us what it means for a 17-year-old from the northeast side to get an internship with GM. It solidified ties to her own community, she says. 

UIX: Detroit, a city of superheroes

Urban innovator Ingrid LaFleur recounts the first Afrofuturism class she taught for youth at the Carr Center, where she tied together mythology, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary politcs into a youth-friendly superhero package. 

Twelfth annual Tour de Troit beats rain, attracts over 6,000 riders

This year's riders surpassed last year's total by 500. Proceeds from the Tour and other biking events held by the non-profit organization support the planning and implementation of greenways across the City of Detroit. Nina Ignaczak recaps.

Strategies for renovation: Notes from Novogradac Historic Tax Credit Conference

One of the messages of this two-day event, which examined the impact of federal incentives on the city's revitalization, is that there are tools and subsidies available to make these projects possible. Timothy Boscarino digs deeper in this report.

Detroit by District: The promise of the Joy-Southfield community

This West Side neighborhood embraces healthy living practices, including a clinic for residents without insurance and a farmers market where produce from community gardens is sold. Matthew Lewis takes a tour with Rodney Gasaway of the Joy-Southfield CDC. 

Tour de Troit: Much more than a big bike ride

A dozen years after forming, the Tour de Troit has evolved from a small, leisurely group ride into an annual juggernaut attracting over 5,000 cyclists. Nina Ignaczak recaps the history and looks ahead as the organization forms a nonprofit to fund greenways.

Taste of the Hamtown

Featuring Asian, European and middle eastern restaurants, multicultural markets, cooking demos and opening and closing parties, Hamtramck will be rocking during the city's first ever Food Week. Noelle Lothamer previews.

On the Ground: Visualizing Osborn

During the last two months in the Osborn neighborhood we've been finding good people doing great things for the community. Matthew Lewis and Oren Goldenberg went out with a video camera to capture the positive vibes.

Model D TV: Tom Nardone and the Detroit Mower Gang

Literally a foot-to-the-pedal, dirt-inside-the-fingernails organization that helps keep playgrounds and other green spaces cut in Detroit, the Mower Gang is garnering national attention for its good work. DETROIT LIVES! produced the video. 

Global Detroit: Let's celebrate National Welcoming Week

U.S.-born residents join with immigrants and refugees in a spirit of unity across Michigan and the rest of the country for National Welcoming Week. Christine Sauvé of Welcoming Michigan teams up with Global Detroit for this report.

Game not over: New beats flow in Detroit hip hop scene

Move over Marshall Mathers, respect to the memory of J Dilla, there is a new crop of Detroit artists and designers inspired by hip hop culture. Veronica Grandison follows the flow to meet the innovators making it happen now. 

On the Ground: Young and Hmong in Osborn

The Hmong people are an ethnic group that originates from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand and speak the Hmong language. Matthew Lewis introduces us to three recent high school grads from the Osborn neighborhood.

Model D Speaker Series: Transit, Outside the Box

Join us Friday, Sept. 27 at 1515 Broadway in downtown Detroit to culminate this year's Transportation Odyssey with a special happy hour and conversation about "outside the box" thinking to better connect our city, region and state.

Model D Speaker Series on creative education recapped

A panel and audience made up of arts educators and artists, teachers and other interested citizens joined in a spirited conversation at the Henry Ford Academy Elementary School last month. Matthew Lewis took notes.
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