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Urban Leadership


Without Detroit's urban leaders, the city would not have the richness it has today. Whether it's promoting the ousting of the Nain Rouge or organizing a neighborhood-based futbol league or creating organizations to save Detroit's green spaces, it's all pushed to the forefront by Detroit's array of urban leaders.

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Opinion: Detroit's leadership must engage emerging leaders and their vision of a new American Dream

Chris Grindem argues that Detroit's leaders must engage with a specific group of Millennials, the city's emerging leaders, and their vision of a new American Dream. Why? Because they are convinced Detroit is in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime position to help define the future of American cities.

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How Motor City Mapping became a template for citywide collaboration

The Motor City Mapping project captured vital information on the condition of each of Detroit's 375,000+ parcels. It may have also created a template for citywide collaboration.

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After two-year fellowship, dedication to improving the city keeps three fellows in Detroit

Three members of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows inaugural cohort are committed to continuing their work to improve the city well beyond their fellowship term.

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Fellowship helps Detroiters find their way home

They say you can't go home again, but three Detroit Revitalization Fellows have used their fellowship to get back to Michigan and do meaningful work in the city.

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Discuss social entrepreneurship in Detroit at Jan. 19 Open City event

Engage with a panel of social entrepreneurs working in Detroit on Monday, Jan. 19 at "Be the Change," the first Open City event of 2015.
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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder

In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.

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Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off

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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