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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.
How the arts inspire change in Detroit
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In Detroit, art isn’t just something to look at. The city’s rich artistic tradition has been an essential ingredient for cultivating community resilience, engagement and vitality.
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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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First annual blacksmith and welding festival to take place in Midtown
Getting Detroit kids to care about historic preservation in their neighborhood
City still seeks Brush Park development team, allows for higher densities
Midtown Detroit, Inc. secures funding for new green alley, construction starts in September
Sister Pie wins $50K grand prize from Hatch Detroit
Hatch Final Four: A full service music instrument store in Midtown
Hatch Final Four: Pies, cookies, and more in West Village
Hatch Final Four: Breakfast and lunch on the Avenue of Fashion
Hatch Final Four: New Orleans food and music for Woodbridge
Bike and skateboard shop celebrates grand opening in Springwells neighborhood
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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
Pop-up in Grandmont Rosedale: REVOLVE Detroit is seeking applications
Source: REVOLVE Detroit
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