A Few of Our Favorite Things

Here we are, 100 issues into a media project that aims to show and tell the story of a city at a critical point in its history. We are here to document the rebuilding taking place in the present, and to anticipate the reloading for the future. Model D is about finding different ways to think about Detroit, and being on top of ideas that can bring about positive change to the city.

Detroit has so much going for it. Each week, Model D intends to show why people get so passionate about living, working and playing here. What's more, we want to push discussion of what can be done, should be done and is being done to build up Detroit.

As we hit our 100th issue, we look back at the stories we're finding and telling about the city. It's positive, it's optimistic, but it's also realistic.

Our feature writers tell stories about development and investment, architecture and design, art and music, the people and places that give this city its heart and soul. They write about transit issues and walkable neighborhoods, innovative retailers and traditional institutions, avant-garde artists and families finding their own corner of the city to live, work and raise their kids.

Chances are, even the most devoted readers missed an issue here or there. Here are links to some of our favorite, most talked about, and most read features. Click away and have fun:

Last American City by Lisa Collins, June 1, 2005
Time for Transit = Now by Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey, Aug. 9, 2005
The Little Things by Francis Grunow, Aug. 16, 2005
Mom, Dad I'm Moving to Detroit by Jaime Halaas, Sept. 20, 2005
Seeing Red by Christopher Handyside, Oct. 31, 2005
SBXL Made Easy by Model D Staff, Jan. 31, 2006
Forging Brush Park by Dennis Archambault, Feb. 14, 2006
Streetcars of Desire by Francis Grunow, April 4, 2006
Detroit is Flat by Walter Wasacz, June 6, 2006
His Personal Walden by Kelli Kavanaugh, Sept. 19, 2006
A Night Out with Alicia Berg Bollig by Meghan McEwan, Sept. 26, 2006
We Want Walkability by Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey, Oct. 17, 2006
What Makes Cities Smart by Tracy Certo, Oct. 31, 2006
Getting Woodward on Tracks by Jon Zemke, Jan. 16, 2007
Model D-troiter Carl Oxley III by Walter Wasacz, Feb. 27, 2007
Less Can Be More by Francis X. Arvan, March 20, 2007
Where the Gays Are by Supergay, April 24, 2007
Spirit of Detroit by Maureen McDonald, May 8, 2007
Small Says it All by Jennifer Andrews, May 15, 2007
Dislocated in Detroit by Christopher Handyside, May 22, 2007

Poster Design by Carl Oxley III

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