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Get Into The Groove on Record Store Day - Photo by Marvin Shaouni
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Placemaking Features

Designing with Detroiters: DCDC turns 20

To celebrate Detroit Collaborative Design Center's 20th anniversary, Francis Grunow sat down with DCDC staff to discuss the Center's legacy of facilitating participatory design in the city.

UIX: Francis Grunow and Marche du Nain Rouge

In 2010, Francis Grunow helped introduce a new tradition to an old city. The Marche du Nain Rouge is an annual procession through the Cass Corridor where paraders symbolically drive out the evil red dwarf that torments Detroit.

Playing house on the porous border

Creative transformations are happening in the neighborhood immediately north of Hamtramck, where groups like Power House Productions and the Hinterlands are joining art with community life. Matthew Piper gets experienced at the Play House on Moran St. 

Hamtown rocks!

Hamtramck is a rock 'n' roll town, no doubt about it. When the Blowout decided to split time with Ferndale, some Hamtown folks decided to step up and fill up the first weekend of March with groovy, rockin' local bands. MJ Galbraith leans in for this preview. 

Andres Duany: Community building through 'Lean Urbanism'

In this piece adapted from an article written for Fortune Magazine, icon of New Urbanism Duany suggests another, more de-regulated model for Detroit growth and development. As always, we welcome reader comments and robust debate.    
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