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Inclusive crowdfunding: Andrea Perkins and Benevolent

Amanda Lewan of Urban Innovation Exchange writes about how Andrea Perkins and Benevolent Detroit are connecting low-income Detroiters with resources through a unique crowdfunding platform.

Open City recapped: "Starting Slow and Small"

What is a pop-up? The answer might seem obvious, but members of this month's panel came to an interesting conclusion: it is similar to beta testing software in that you can work out the bugs without the risk of a full launch. Aaron Mondry was there.

Reflections of an old new guy

Our eternally youthful Detroit correspondent revisits his skinny, 25-year-old self, and name checks Dennis Archer and Spike Lee to help sort out what's next for the city. Take it away, Sir James Boyle.

UIX: Francis Grunow and Marche du Nain Rouge

In 2010, Francis Grunow helped introduce a new tradition to an old city. The Marche du Nain Rouge is an annual procession through the Cass Corridor where paraders symbolically drive out the evil red dwarf that torments Detroit.

UIX: Khalilah Gaston and Vanguard CDC

The Vanguard mission is to lead the revitalization of the physical, social, and economic fabric of Detroit's North End, and to expand the possibilities for the neighborhood after decades of disinvestment. Amanda Lewan takes a closer look.
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