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A brief introduction to Detroit's civic tech ecosystem
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
As Detroit finally enters the 21st century, here are our thoughts on how Detroit’s emerging tech ecosystem can produce more and better civic- and community- minded projects.
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.
Reflections on community, change, and commitment from a departing Detroiter
Friday, August 22, 2014
As Elizabeth Garlow, former executive director of Michigan Corps and the founder of the Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, prepares to leave Detroit to attend graduate school on the East Coast, she reflects on the specialness of the city.
Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit
Matthew Lewis & Claire Nelson
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.
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Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun.
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$5 million available to urban innovators across 26 cities, including Detroit
Pop-up biergarten to occur in West Village Saturday, September 27
Oprah presents Detroit Kitchen Connect leader with $25K grant
Bike and skateboard shop celebrates grand opening in Springwells neighborhood
Reclaim Detroit trains over 300 in anticipation of deconstruction campaign for city
TechTown receives $800,000 federal grant to bring SWOT City to three new Detroit neighborhoods
Bamboo Detroit co-working space on Brush Street open for entrepreneurs and monthly events
(revolver), a new table d'hôte restaurant, will open during the first-ever Hamtramck Food Week
OpenCo city-wide "open house" fosters collaboration and engagement outside of the stuffy ballroom
Detroit Disc Golf now open for free year-round play on Belle Isle
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Social Club Grooming Co.'s "Shop Talks" not your average panel discussions
Source: Social Club Grooming Company
Detroit's Venture for America Fellows compete for Innovation Fund startup capital
Source: Eleanor Meegoda
Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grants named
Source: Knight Arts
Hell yeah, Hamtramck!
Source: Hell Yeah Detroit!
New Packard owner joins Freep Film Fest panel
Source: Detroit Curbed
Detroit love: Come feel it at daylong event at Charles H. Wright
HuffPost Detroit: Meet eight women of color transforming Detroit
Source: HuffPost Detroit
Calling all artists: Apply now to do creative makeover of viaducts
Source: Midtown Inc.
Live chat today with Freep's John Gallagher and sociologist Thomas Sugrue
Source: Detroit Free Press
VoteForDetroit.com to give 'Move to Detroit' presentation at SXSW
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