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Farm stands and veggie vans bring Eastern Market to the people

Amy Kuras of Urban Innovation Exchange explains how Fiona Ruddy of Eastern Market Corp. is working on programs that expand fresh food sales beyond the market district.

Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20

To celebrate Detroit Collaborative Design Center's 20th anniversary, Francis Grunow sat down with DCDC staff to discuss the Center's legacy of facilitating participatory design in the city.

UIX: Jacob Corvidae and EcoWorks

Jacob Corvidae and EcoWorks are out to prove that green living is attainable for people up and down the socio-economic ladder, not just the affluent.

Embracing Detroit music as economic, cultural force

In December, we began examining the role Detroit music plays in the city's past, present and future. We continue the discussion in a three-part series that focuses on the cultural and economic impact of the local scenes. Keith Owens goes looking for people with ideas.   

UIX: Social Club Grooming Company

Social Club Grooming Co. provides environmentally friendly grooming services as well as health and beauty education to the Detroit community through socially responsible practices. Amy Kuras introduces us to innovator Sebastian Jackson.

Detroit may be bankrupt, but itís 600 feet above sea level

In part three of his series on neighborhood, Francis Grunow goes big picture and places Detroit within a context of global warming, blue/green infrastructure and sustainability over the next 100 years.      

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. 

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. 

Green City Diaries: 2013 in review

One of the threads running through the eight diary entries we published this year is seeing different people engaged in different passions in all corners of Detroit. Matthew Piper recaps 2013 in sustainability and green living.

Green Grocer: Finding fresh food in greater downtown

Our food shopping tour concludes in Lafayette Park, East Riverfront and Midtown, where Nicole Rupersburg visits markets offering fresh produce, meats, fish and other home cooking staples. Marvin Shaouni puts it all into focus with his camera.

Zipcars bring pay-by-the-hour motoring to the Motor City

Living without a car has never been easy in Detroit. But with Zipcar’s recent launch of a fleet of 40 vehicles across the city, the car-free dream just got a little easier. Nina Ignaczak looks at how the program works, Marvin Shaouni shows us visual proof.

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.

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.
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