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Detroit techno saved Berliners from boredom. Now it's time we take a few lessons from Berlin.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Walter Wasacz recently traveled to Berlin, where many hold Detroit and its music in high esteem. He brought back these reflections on what we can learn from our friends across the pond.
Portraits of Detroit innovation
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Our partners at Urban Innovation Exchange look back on the last three years they've spent documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit.
Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)
Claire Nelson & John Notarianni
Monday, September 15, 2014
Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to
Urban Innovation Exchange
Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.
Detroit's Passalacqua mix hip hop with community
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Passalacqua may be Detroit's hottest hip hop group, but that doesn't stop its members from remaining community-focused.
Older Detroiters get together, eat healthy thanks to Senior Market Days
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Senior Market Days is a program that provides transportation to seniors so they can shop at local farmers markets. Not only does it help them eat heathier, it serves as a social event.
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Stories from the new economy: New Michigan Media
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New Michigan Media launched with the goal of cataloging minority media outlets throughout Michigan in order to build a network that could bring minority concerns and issues to a broader audience, tear down restrictive silos, and create stronger voices for minority communities at policy discussions. It had never been attempted.
Stories from the new economy: NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth
New Economy Inititiative
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Last week, the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
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First annual blacksmith and welding festival to take place in Midtown
Getting Detroit kids to care about historic preservation in their neighborhood
Apartment building in 'Arena District' changes hands, but rent remains the same
City still seeks Brush Park development team, allows for higher densities
Midtown Detroit, Inc. secures funding for new green alley, construction starts in September
Sister Pie wins $50K grand prize from Hatch Detroit
Hatch Final Four: A full service music instrument store in Midtown
Hatch Final Four: Pies, cookies, and more in West Village
Hatch Final Four: Breakfast and lunch on the Avenue of Fashion
Hatch Final Four: New Orleans food and music for Woodbridge
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Park(ing) day comes to Detroit on Sept. 19
Source: Wayne State University Office of Economic Development
Finally! A biergarten on Belle Isle
Source: Belle Isle Conservancy
Detroit Food Academy is raising funds to support young food entrepreneurs
Source: Detroit Food Academy
Bus rapid transit comes to Michigan
Source: Rapid Growth Media
Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice vote ends August 29
Source: Knight Arts Challenge Detroit
'I Was Here' event to highlight experiences of homegrown Detroiters
Source: Ryan Barrett and Lauren Hood
Relax! It's okay if suburbanites rep Detroit
Social Club Grooming Co.'s "Shop Talks" not your average panel discussions
Source: Social Club Grooming Company
Detroit City FC and Opportunity Detroit team up to screen U.S. soccer in Cadillac Square
Source: Detroit City FC
Aging Together: Photo essay chronicles faces and lives of seniors at St. Patrick Center in Detroit
Source: MLive Detroit
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