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Claire Nelson List

The glorious potential of cities; or, How eight square blocks can change the world

"The city is essential. The potential is glorious. And eight square blocks can change the world," writes Claire Nelson, director of Urban Innovation Exchange.

Barbara Barefield List

Barbara Barefield: Dynamo of the Uptown arts scene

Since moving to Detroit in the 1970s, Barbara Barefield has been highly involved in the local arts scene -- from publishing an alternative weekly to putting on concerts in historic homes. MJ Galbraith  and our partners at Urban Innovation Exchange give us this profile.

Detroit Music List

It's time to capitalize on Detroit's status as a music capital

In the third and final installment of a series on the role local music can play in the economic development of Detroit, Keith Owens urges policy makers to put their political muscle behind arts and culture. He forsees big dividends in the future.

DET-BERLIN List

Bringing the party into the public sphere: The Detroit-Berlin Connection recapped

A weeklong learning experience based on the connection between the two capitals of electronic music -- Detroit and Berlin -- took place last week. For your reading pleasure, Walter Wasacz, a co-organizer of the Detroit-Berlin Connection, synthesizes some of the ideas generated during the event.

DimitriList

Berlin, Detroit, and reinvention through "creative industries": A conversation with Dimitri Hegemann

Hegemann, a Berliner who is in town for a the Detroit-Berlin Connection, a conference coinciding with the Movement Festival, shares with Walter Wasacz his thoughts on how music and creative industries can spur economic growth in cities.
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