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Inclusivity & Revitalization speaker series in review

How can a more vibrant, and unified, LGBT community lead to a revitalized Detroit? That was one of the questions raised at last week's Model D speaker series. But there was more. Much more. Leah Johnson was there to capture it all.


Model D Speaker Series: Urban Innovation

Detroit creatives, join us tomorrow (June 27) for our speaker series at D:hive, where you'll meet innovative people and learn about cool projects they're taking to the next level. Register now. Space is limited.


Model D Speaker Series: Inclusivity & Revitalization

Join us tomorrow, June 6, at the beautiful, historic Scarab Club at 217 Farnsworth Street in Midtown Detroit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m.


Model D Speaker Series: Do the right thing

Join us tonight at Willys Overland Lofts for our next Model D Speaker Series and the debut of two short films about Avalon and City Living Detroit before their nationwide release.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


"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.


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.


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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