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Placemaking Features

Rufus Bartell, owner of Simply Casual

Business leaders on Avenue of Fashion explore new era for the historic corridor

The Avenue of Fashion is back. With the renewed energy and interest along the strip, business leaders are thinking about how to harness that energy for long-term growth.

Olga Stella, executive director of Design Core Detroit

Q&A: Olga Stella of Design Core Detroit on why the future of design must be inclusive

Design Core Detroit, the organization that's shepherding Detroit's "City of Design" designation, announced its rebrand this week. We spoke to its executive director to learn more about that decision, the state of design in Detroit, and the importance of inclusive design. 

Jerry Hebron

Video: North End stakeholders envision the future of their neighborhood

With its musical heritage and unique racial integration, the North End certainly has a fascinating history. But in this video, we explore the neighborhood's future as seen by the people who will play an important role in building it.

Samoy Smith

Bagley residents lead grassroots effort to build pocket park

Creating Space Detroit hopes to raise $8,440 through the crowdfunding campaign to get started on the process of installing playground equipment, bench seating, solar lighting, a pavilion or gazebo, and a Little Free Library. 

Dan Carmody, president of the Eastern Market Corporation

Graffiti for good: How muralists and businesses are joining forces to enliven Detroit

The colors from Detroit's new murals are not only making the city a more beautiful place, they're stimulating business, connecting communities, and enhancing Detroit's reputation as a world-renowned art city.
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Placemaking Videos

SWOT List

TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses

SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Revolver List

Hamtramck's (revolver) restaurant might just blow your underpants off

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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