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Group seeks to make two streets temporarily car-free

The organization Open Streets is applying for permits to convert stretches of Michigan Avenue and Vernor Highway into exclusively pedestrian and bike streets. 

Cleveland's bus rapid transit system could be a model for Detroit

For those wondering what bus rapid transit might look like in SE Michigan, look to Cleveland, which has had a BRT line since 2008. 

Stroh's to once again be brewed in Detroit

On June 8, Brew Detroit got label approval to brew Stroh's Pilsner, the first time the Detroit-founded company will have its signature beer made here in over 30 years. 

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.

Demand still far outstripping supply in Detroit's greater downtown rental market

In an analysis of greater downtown Detroit's rental market, the Detroit Free Press estimates that for 2016, 700 new units are set to open by the end of the summer. And the ones that have already opened are at or near 100 percent capacity. 

Summer program at downtown YMCA teaches teens about media arts

The Y Media Works Summer Institute gives campers the opportunity to learn from local media talent and produce their own film ideas.

City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017

While not a replacement for a driver's license, municipal IDs will increase access to services for all Detroiters.

Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects

The Detroit Narrative Agency will give up to 12 grants for moving image projects for Detroiters telling their story. 

Detroit Ento to host five-course dinner featuring edible insects

Insects are a high-protein food source. But most are averse to trying them. To raise awareness about their potential, Detroit Ento, in collaboration with Salt and Cedar, is hosting "Detroit's first edible insect culinary event."

Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project

Countless small projects take place in Detroit every day -- projects that don't get much fanfare outside the community, neighborhood, or even block in which they have an impact. If you've worked on something small but special in the last year, we'd like to hear from you.


Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K

On April 20, the New Economy Initiative kicked-off the third and final year of the NEIdeas challenge, "a two-tiered challenge awarding $500,000 to existing small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas to grow."

Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2

Detroit Entrepreneur Week (DEW) is a 6-day festival that takes place across three Detroit neighborhoods through events, workshops and seminars.

Emerging leaders: Help us tell the story of metro Detroit

Are you an emerging leader in metro Detroit with big ideas about how to make the region better? If so, apply now to join our editorial advisory board in partnership with Metro Matters.

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