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Detroit rolls out new parking technology, new rates for some areas

Over the next two weeks, the city will be rolling out its new parking system, ParkDetroit, by installing new meters throughout the city.

18th annual tour of Detroit gardens and farms to showcase city as capital of urban ag

Detroit is home to over 1,400 urban gardens and farms. Tour a selection of them on August 5.

Sick of potholes, Hamtramckans take to the streets with shovels and cold patch

In Hamtramck, a group of residents fed up with the status quo have decided to take matters – and shovels – into their own hands to improve road conditions in their community.

Urban Bean Co., a Capitol Park stalwart, looks for help to modernize equipment

As new businesses move into Capitol Park, the Urban Bean Co. is hoping to secure a crowd-funded, interest free Kiva Zip loan of $5,000 to modernize its equipment and remain competitive with national chains.

Can Greece learn from Detroit's example?

While some publications are comparing Detroit to Brooklyn, CityLab sees a similarity between Detroit and Greece, the most financially distressed member or the Eurozone.

RIP Park Avenue Hotel, 1924-2015

Watch 91 years of history implode in seconds.

YouthfulCities seeks Detroit research fellow

To help create its latest index of youth-friendly cities, YouthfulCities is hiring research fellows in cities around the world, including Detroit.

Fortune Magazine highlights growth of black women-owned businesses in Detroit

Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, and Detroiters are helping drive this trend.

WDET asks Detroit residents to collect data on local parks

Volunteer monitors can visit a local park or greenway, observe what's happening, and report back by filling out a survey on your smartphone or tablet. 

What if metro Detroit public officials strictly rode transit for three weeks straight?

Imagine a city or region where public officials actually understand the importance of transit because they ride it every day.

ESPN digs into the origins and beauty of Detroit's singular sport, feather bowling

In a beautifully written longform piece for ESPN, writer Chris Koentges digs into the idiosyncratic traditions kept alive on the east side of Detroit through the sport of feather bowling.

70 Knight Arts Challenge finalists anounced

On June 15, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the 70 finalists it is considering for 2015 Knight Arts Challenge grants in Detroit. Over 1,000 ideas were submitted to the challenge.

Ponyride seeks artists for new residency programs

Corktown's Ponyride is many things – a co-working space, a business incubator, a production space for social enterprises, and a carpentry workshop, to name a few. This summer, you can add artist residency program to the list.

Model D talks about re-imagining I-375 on Michigan Radio

Last week, Model D editor Matthew Lewis and contributor Beth Szurpicki appeared on Michigan Radio's Stateside program to discuss the possibility of re-imagining I-375, America's shortest signed Interstate that runs through the near east side of downtown Detroit.

Could city ID cards make Detroit more inclusive?

The thinking goes that city IDs help people who have difficulty presenting documents typically required for obtaining state IDs, namely undocumented immigrants, the recently incarcerated, and homeless people. More recently, however, city ID cards have become ways for municipalities to express gender sensitivity to their residents.
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