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There are lots of hopeful signs that Detroit is taking sustainability seriously, with bicycling, recycling, urban agriculture, green architecture and renewable energy each at the forefront of serious conversations about the city's future. A long time coming, but well worth the wait.


Frank McGhee, director of NSO YIP, mentoring a group of young Detroit men

Revisiting Osborn: What's happening with the stories, people we covered 3 years ago

In 2013 Model D launched its first On the Ground series in Osborn. As Model D launches a new series in the Live6 neighborhood, we wanted to check in on some of the stories and people we covered.

Green infrastructure panel

4 things to know about Detroit and green infrastructure

Model D recently hosted a panel at Detroit Beer Company on ways Detroit can harness its green infrastructure potential. Here are the most important takeaways from the event. 

Carol Miller

It's Miller Time: Meet the Detroit educator who's helping solve water issues around the country

Carol Miller has taught at Wayne State for 30 years and influenced countless students. She's also part of a prestigious cohort of water-quality engineers that's made an enormous contribution to the health of Michigan's waters.

Kids having fun at the Palmer Park playground

The People's Park: How grassroots organizers have reinvigorated Palmer Park

A real sense of energy and community has emerged at Palmer Park, thanks in large part to the nonprofit People for Palmer Park.

The Mercy Mignight Storm Robotics Team. From left to right, mentors Rachel Aptowitz and Nada Alhamdi, students Brianna Bryant and Kandis Chow, and Keysha Camps

This all-girls robotics team wins competitions and minds

Participation in Mercy Midnight Storm, an all-girls robotics and science team in Southwest Detroit, has been a truly empowering experience for all its members. 
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