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Metro Detroit cities prepare for autonomous vehicles with smart infrastructure

Connected and autonomous vehicles require intelligent infrastructure for maximum efficiency. As metro Detroit advances intelligent vehicles from test environments to roads, towns and cities are planning for the many changes ahead.

The Hamilton, formerly Milner Arms

Why the redevelopment of a Midtown apartment building is a crucial test case for inclusive housing

When the Milner Arms apartment building was purchased by real estate developer Broder & Sachse, many of the senior and low-income residents worried they'd be evicted. But when the building reopens later this year, almost all are expected to return.

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Bedrock pilots self-driving shuttle, sees opportunity for broad use across Detroit

A self-driving shuttle piloted last year gave Bedrock employees a look into the future of urban mobility. But the test sparked ideas about potential applications for autonomous transportation across the Motor City.

Soulardarity founder Jackson Koeppel

What we're looking forward to in 2018

At Model D, we have a diverse group of contributors with different backgrounds, interests, and ways of engaging with the city. Here's what excites us most about Detroit in the coming year.

Audience member asks a question at a Live6 speakeasy event

With democratic budgeting, Live6 takes a nontraditional approach to community engagement

After more than a year of outreach and meetings with local stakeholders, the Live6 Alliance held a community vote on how best to spend $40,000 in public safety grant funding. 
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