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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Model D Speaker Series: Mo’ Food: Creating a New Local Economy

From underground to upscale, micro-batch to mass-market, what are the emerging opportunities for Detroit's local food scene? Come to this event tonight with an appetite for knowledge and find out.


Model D Speaker Series: Raising City Kids

Detroit is a city of families. With over 80,000 students enrolled in DPS, and many more in private and charter schools, lots of kids (and their parents) live here, too. Come to this event, see what the D has to offer you.


Model D Speaker Series: Focus on future of Detroit business

Our monthly speaker series kicks off 2011 in impressive fashion with this collaborative effort with U-M's Ross School of Business. It zeroes in on the elusive what's next with star power from all over the region. Read all about it and register now.

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Model D Speaker Series: Influence = change?

It's a unique time in Detroit's history. We have a confluence of large-scale structural challenges and a growing tide of DIY creative responses. We have the attention of national media and funders, and a public process underway to re-imagine and re-do the city. But this window of opportunity won't last forever -- how are we seizing it?


Model D Speaker Series: Open City

The commercial landscape in Detroit is changing one business at a time. Open City and Model D want to help you get yours planned and up and running in a sweet location. Find out how at our next speaker series event, Nov. 16 at downtown's Cliff Bell's.


Rick Snyder calls for "engaging people on the ground" at speaker series event

Candidate for MIchigan governor Rick Snyder and journalist Roger Martin sat down for a talk about the state's -- and Detroit's -- future last Thursday at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. We were there and bring you highlights from the speaker series event.


Model D Speaker Series & Rotman Reception

Join Model D on Oct. 13 at the Max M. Fisher Center to learn about innovative new initiatives fueling start-ups in Detroit and beyond. Mahendra Ramsinghani will talk about the First Step Fund, a unique partnership between Invest Detroit, TechTown and Ann Arbor SPARK to provide financing to emerging small businesses in southeast Michigan. We'll also hear from Richard Powers, an expert on entrepreneurial and start-up governance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


Sign up for the June 2 Speaker Series: The Detroit River's Big Comeback

The Detroit River is so clean you can swim in it. It's so clean beavers and other wildlife are coming back. Model D's June 2 Speaker Series will look at the successful efforts to restore the river's health, as well as opportunities to explore and use the river.
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