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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.
Opinion: How to combat bias in STEM
Dr. Tonya Matthews
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Dr. Tonya Matthews, President and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, writes about what we can do to resist bias against girls in science education and hiring.
5 ideas for creating public spaces for everyone in Detroit
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Model D readers gathered at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss what we can learn from welcoming public spaces like the Detroit Riverfront and Eastern Market. Here are some takeaways.
Join us Nov. 18 for "Where Detroit comes together," a Model D speaker series event
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss the places and spaces where the whole region comes together.
How a unified vision helped transform Detroit's greater downtown
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
The neighborhoods of Detroit's greater downtown have come a long way in recent years, but change didn't come all on its own. This special report examines how the Hudson Webber Foundation's 15x15 Initiative created a unified vision for change among a diverse group of stakeholders that's helped shape the Midtown and downtown of today.
Pushing for inclusive development along Woodward Avenue: Sommer Woods and M-1 Rail
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
"Development can be so much more productive if there are more perspectives at the table: people of color, women, older people, younger people, white men," says M-1 Rail's Sommer Woods. "When you have all these people at the table you're guaranteed to have perspective instead of one monolithic project."
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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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.
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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Detroiter opening vintage clothing shop in Corktown discovers deep roots
Mama Coo's Boutique, an upscale resale and vintage clothing business, will not only be housed in the neighborhood where owner Lana Rodriguez grew up, but in the very building that defines her family's roots in Detroit.
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
Detroit outpaces rest of southeastern Michigan for new residential unit permits
Move over food trucks, a flower truck is coming to Detroit
Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory
Wheelhouse Detroit to open new bike shop in downtown Hamtramck
Motor City Match seeks business and commercial property owners for third round of grants
Downtown loses clothing boutique to North End
So you want to save a house? Brick + Beam can help
North Corktown rental to feature homage to legendary teachers union leader
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Ron Scott, Detroit peace activist, dead at 68
Ron Scott, a founding member of the Detroit chapter of the Black Panther Party and, later, the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, after a battle with cancer.
Source: MLive & Detroit Free Press
Washington Post examines 'unconventional' fixes for Detroit's unconventional housing market
Source: Washington Post
Grace Lee Boggs, Detroit activist and philosopher, dies at 100
YouthfulCities seeks Detroit research fellow
Celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary Detroit activist and philosopher, Grace Lee Boggs
Source: James and Grace Lee Boggs Center
Policy Lab conference to tackle regional transit issues June 3-5 in Port Austin
Source: After the Storm
Wayne State University issues call for new cohort of Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Dave Eggers, best-selling author and philanthropist, to speak at WSU's Van Dusen Lecture Series
Study questions inclusivity of revitalization efforts in Detroit
Detroit's Venture for America Fellows compete for Innovation Fund startup capital
Source: Eleanor Meegoda
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