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Thirteen doable ideas for cities from first ever Urban Innovation Exchange
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities.
Detroit techno saved Berliners from boredom. Now it's time we take a few lessons from Berlin.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Walter Wasacz recently traveled to Berlin, where many hold Detroit and its music in high esteem. He brought back these reflections on what we can learn from our friends across the pond.
Portraits of Detroit innovation
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Our partners at Urban Innovation Exchange look back on the last three years they've spent documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit.
Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)
Claire Nelson & John Notarianni
Monday, September 15, 2014
Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to
Urban Innovation Exchange
Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.
Illuminating Highland Park, one solar streetlight at a time
Monday, August 25, 2014
Soulardarity is working to solve Highland Park's public lighting problem -- one solar streetlight at a time. By 2017, they hope to install 200 lights throughout the city.
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Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
A combination supper club and social experiment, (revolver) features a rotating host of chefs that changes each week, from home cooks looking to launch their own concept to seasoned professionals of national note looking to do something different and have a little bit of fun.
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Community block party announced for West RiverWalk grand opening
$5 million available to urban innovators across 26 cities, including Detroit
September development news round-up
Frida Kahlo-inspired clothing boutique to open in Midtown's Park Shelton building
Charcuterie boards, sandwiches, and more: Rubbed opens in Corktown
Pop-up biergarten to occur in West Village Saturday, September 27
Michigan Audio Heritage Society Museum to celebrate grand opening
More state money for Detroit developments announced
More coffee for Midtown: D-cup Detroit opens in Marcus Market
First annual blacksmith and welding festival to take place in Midtown
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Write A House selects first winner, poet Casey Rocheteau of Brooklyn
Source: Write A House
Park(ing) day comes to Detroit on Sept. 19
Source: Wayne State University Office of Economic Development
Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice vote ends August 29
Source: Knight Arts Challenge Detroit
Midtown Inc. closes in on $50K fundraising goal for green alley project
Video: The case for historic preservation, not just demolition, in Detroit's war on blight
Source: Michigan Historic Preservation Network
New tool helps Detroiters document the condition of city parks
Source: WDET 101.9 FM
Aging Together: Photo essay chronicles faces and lives of seniors at St. Patrick Center in Detroit
Source: MLive Detroit
Second Avenue reconfigured for two-way traffic, gets bike lanes
Source: Curbed Detroit
Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge grants named
Source: Knight Arts
Model D, MLive Detroit, and WDET announce collaborative series about aging in Detroit
Source: Model D, MLive, WDET
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