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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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The Culture of Co-Working: A Model D Speaker Series event

Model D and Southeast Michigan Startup will host a panel discussion about the emerging culture of Detroit's co-working spaces on October 22, 2014.

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Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.


Small-scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

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Jumping ship: Why leaders are leaving corporate jobs for the social sector

Model D is hosting our next Speaker Series event on Thursday, August 21 at United Way for Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Come meet leaders who left cushy corporate gigs to make a difference.


The Detroit-Berlin Connection: A Model D speaker series event

Walter Wasacz, a co-organizer of the Detroit-Berlin Connection, previews the one-day conference that hopes to forge a stronger bond between the two capitals of the electronic music world. The event kicks off Memorial Day/Movement weekend on Friday, May 23 at the MOCAD.


Speaker Series: What can we learn from Brightmoor?

Come to the Brightmoor Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to learn lessons that can inform what we do in other Detroit communities. The event features a group of panelists made up of engaged residents, neighborhood leaders, and creative thinkers.


Model D Speaker Series on transit recapped

The event was the culmination of the three-day Transportation Odyssey -- on bicycle, bus and train -- from Traverse City to Detroit. The panel and the crowd at 1515 Broadway exchanged some great transit ideas, reports Matthew Lewis.


Model D Speaker Series: Transit, Outside the Box

Join us Friday, Sept. 27 at 1515 Broadway in downtown Detroit to culminate this year's Transportation Odyssey with a special happy hour and conversation about "outside the box" thinking to better connect our city, region and state.


Model D Speaker Series on creative education recapped

A panel and audience made up of arts educators and artists, teachers and other interested citizens joined in a spirited conversation at the Henry Ford Academy Elementary School last month. Matthew Lewis took notes.


Model D Speaker Series: Creative cities, the next generation

Join us this Thursday to hear from innovative educators on both sides of the state who are pushing the needle to ensure our city kids are bright, inquisitive and ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Register now.


Model D Speaker Series: Detroit Regional City

Join us this Wednesday in the newly redesigned Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts for a conversation about our metropolitan future, and how we can play a part together. As always, the program is free and open to the public.


Freshwater Metropolis speaker series

Join us this Thursday on the campus of Lawrence Technological University to hear from a panel of experts, activists, and business owners about how green and blue infrastructure is transforming our region, and learn what you can do to be a part of this movement.


Model D Speaker Series: Opportunity to Grow

Join us this Wednesday, March 20 for a special evening at the Detroit Mercantile Co. (3434 Russell St.) in Eastern Market to learn more about Detroit's growing economy. Yes, we're talking "gazelles." Sign up today.


Model D Speaker series: Come together

When it comes to the city's changing demographics, especially when it comes to race, are you open to listening and learning? If you're a new (or lifelong) resident or business owner in Detroit, this month's speaker series event is for you.
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