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Green Garage turns five: How a business incubator created a lasting model for sustainability
Monday, June 13, 2016
The small business incubator and coworking space in Midtown has proven that its triple bottom line approach is a successful model.
Becoming the media: Allied Media Conference celebrates 10 years in Detroit
Thursday, June 09, 2016
This year marks an important milestone for Allied Media Conference, a nationally-significant conference that that utilizes media and technology to advance social justice. 10 years ago, AMC relocated to Detroit, a move that ushered in significant changes.
Model Dís guide to one of the biggest city-think gatherings of the year
Monday, June 06, 2016
New Urbanists coming to Detroit for CNU24 have dozens of talks, events, and workshops they can check out each day. Here's some Model D-affiliated events (plus a few more) to consider attending.
Crowdfunding creatives: House Opera begins buildout after successful fundraising campaign
Monday, May 16, 2016
Crowdfunding certainly isn’t unique to Detroit, but it’s definitely useful in a city where banks can be reluctant to dole out loans. That's why countless business and nonprofits like the event space House Opera are turning to crowdfunding.
Innovation district has the potential to "supercharge" Detroit's economy
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Brookings Institute has identified
areas that contain concentrations of universities, research institutions, and companies as "innovation districts," or places that "supercharge the economy." Many believe Midtown Detroit could be that kind of place -- a nexus of innovative thinking and commercial development for the entire region.
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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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Traveling retail event with focus on socially-conscious businesses comes to Eastern Market
The Mercantile, which began September 25 in Nashville and ends December 4 in Los Angeles, makes the second of three stops at The Eastern events space in Detroit's Eastern Market.
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
6 Detroit groups win money and mentorship in contest to improve city's vibrancy, livability
Detroit leads pack with 25 finalists for Knight Cities Challenge awards
Brightmoor residents to open food co-op and community kitchen
Brightmoor's Wellspring youth development center to triple in size after securing $400K in funding
Mobile food truck delivers fresh produce to senior citizens and students, looks to grow downtown
$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
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Emerging leaders convene to talk #solutionsjournalism
Metromode convened a group of emerging leaders to help advance solutions journalism on metro Detroit's most pressing issues. Here's what they had to say, and here's your opportunity to weigh in.
City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017
Source: City of Detroit
Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2
Source: Build Institute
Ron Scott, Detroit peace activist, dead at 68
Source: MLive & Detroit Free Press
Knight Cities Challenge returns, wants your ideas to help Detroit succeed
Source: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Detroit activist and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs
Source: James and Grace Lee Boggs Center
Neighborhood Exchange, a new resource for Detroit communities, launches Thursday
Source: Michigan Community Resources
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog makes short film about Corktown's Ponyride for American Express
NPR host Michel Martin to visit Detroit for national radio series
Source: WDET 101.9 FM
Social Club Grooming Co.'s "Shop Talks" not your average panel discussions
Source: Social Club Grooming Company
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Greening of Detroit program helps unemployed harvest careers
The Detroit Conservation Corps provides unemployed residents in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park job training and certification in the landscape industry.
NextChallenge aims to smarten up urban infrastructure tech
The Work Department grows with purpose in Corktown
Detroit Food Academy starts selling student-made products through Small Batch Detroit
1xRUN grows globally through mural festivals, brings one to Detroit
Lazlo employs returning citizens to make sustainable clothing
Southwest Rides fine tunes Springwells Village storefront, programs
Detroit Horse Power teaches teens life skills by having them care for horses
Challenge Detroit doubles staff after it hires two former fellows
Detroit Labs hires 30, launches mobile app for Detroit Police Dept.
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