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.
While some publications are comparing Detroit to Brooklyn, CityLab sees a similarity between Detroit and Greece, the most financially distressed member or the Eurozone.
Watch 91 years of history implode in seconds.
To help create its latest index of youth-friendly cities, YouthfulCities is hiring research fellows in cities around the world, including Detroit.
Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, and Detroiters are helping drive this trend.
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.
Imagine a city or region where public officials actually understand the importance of transit because they ride it every day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the last 75 years, Grace Lee Boggs has been a leader in the labor, black power, and civil rights movements in the city and beyond, influencing generations of activists along the way. Celebrate her 100th birthday with a party on June 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Midtown.
Looking for some extra work, or know someone fabulous who is? Issue Media Group, Model D's parent company, is hiring a program manager to assist with the delivery of a few strategic custom content and underwriting programs.
In a recent feature for the Detroit Free Press, John Gallagher reminds us that "it takes more than a clever idea or catchy product to make a go of a small business in Detroit."