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IdeaLab's greatest hits: We've got video from January speaker series

When Josh McManus of D:hive and CreateHere took the stage at last month's Revitalization & Business Conference, he raised the program to another level -- by simply bringing it all down to earth. How did he do it? Watch and find out.

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Model D Speaker Series: Growing Companies

Join Model D Wednesday at the newly renovated M@dison Building, home to Detroit Venture Partners and a growing family of companies, for a conversation about getting from startup to second stage. Registration begins now.

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Model D Speaker Series: Gentrification

Join us for a frank and honest discussion about gentrification and what it means for Detroit. We plan to engage this topic head-on at this Wednesday's speaker series event at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. 

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Speaker Series recap: Christopher Leinberger on urbanism and economic development

Our October Speaker Series featured a conversation with national land-use strategist, developer and Brookings Institution fellow, Christopher Leinberger. Was it good? Better than that. Walter Wasacz taps out notes on his iPad.

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Model D and Open City Speaker Series in review

These four panelists say they came to do various kinds of business in Detroit with eyes wide open and because they want to matter. Now they are changing the entrepreneurial landscape, one idea, one action at a time. Inspired, Ashley Woods reports. 

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Friday's Model D Speaker Series features urban strategist Christopher Leinberger

The 21st century American Dream is a place where people can live, work and play within easy walking distance, according to Christopher Leinberger. A return to better urbanism and stronger community life. We like how that sounds. 

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Tonight's Model D Speaker Series: Teaming up with Open City

Moderated by Nichole Christian of WDET, the panel will include guests from Hatch Detroit, Kiva Detroit and the Detroit Creative Corridor's Creative Ventures program.

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Model D Speaker Series: Detroit's music scene

Our next Model D Speaker Series covers a topic filled with local passion: the Detroit music scene. The talk will hit various threads -- the state of the sound, the local industry, the economics of the scene and its sustainability.

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"Inclusivity and visibility": Gay Detroit going forward discussed at Model D Speaker Series

A crush of people, ideas, lively discussion and robust debate were all part of our Speaker Series event last week at downtown's Park Bar. Our summer intern Audrey Armitage was there taking copious notes and filed this recap along with managing editor Walter Wasacz.

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Model D Speaker Series tonight: Gay Detroit

After the massively successful Motor City Pride and march we keep the heat turned up with our next next speaker series event on Gay Detroit. It's tonight at downtown's Park Bar. And there is an afterglow, doggy style. Sign up now.

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On the Road: Model D Speaker Series recap on Urban Mobility

Getting around the city by cycling is not just fun or exercise. It's a practical transportation option that is gaining traction in the erstwhile Motor City. We had a great discussion about it with a number of experts. Ashley Woods reports from curbside.

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Model D Speaker Series: Urban Mobility

Spring is here and it's time to talk about getting mobile in the city. That means cycling and other inter-urban transit issues. Our next Speaker Series event is all about it. Check it out and sign up now.

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Talking about a more global Detroit: Model D Speaker Series in review

A crowd of about 75 people packed Hamtramck Public Library to listen to a panel talk about the importance of making Detroit a more welcoming place for immigrants. News editor Ashley Woods brings back some highlights from this hard-hitting discussion.

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Model D Speaker Series: Rolling out the welcome mat: Detroit as a global community

Take a stroll around Hamtramck and see the vibrancy of urban life everywhere. Much of it is generated by wave after wave of immigrant communities who've settled there to live, raise families, open businesses. This month's speaker series, set in the city within the city of Detroit, is all about welcoming newcomers to the 313.

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Model D Speaker Series: Mo' food panel in review

What a scene: a standing room only crowd gathered at a downtown hot spot to talk about one of the coolest regional topics of the moment -- the Detroit food economy, and how far we've come, baby, in a very short time. SimmerD columnist Noelle Lothamer reports from the packed house.
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