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Michigan's highway: The future of Michigan Avenue, our state's most important road
Monday, April 03, 2017
In part three of our series on Michigan's highway, we look at the people and projects that will result in massive changes to the buildings, the infrastructure, and the very way we use Michigan Avenue.
Opinion: Detroit needs to preserve the cultural integrity of its black neighborhoods
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
In areas where development has been the greatest, many black people have found themselves "pushed to the margins." That's why, argues Lauren Hood, Detroit needs more neighborhoods where those shaping the vision are black.
Retro Vision: Warby Parker helps reimagine an iconic downtown mural
Monday, February 06, 2017
In designing their downtown store, Warby Parker invited 82-year old Detroit artist David Rubello to reimagine his 1973 mural "Color Cubes"—a public artwork that was lost in 2014.
Beans and dobros: Preserving what's left of Appalachia in Detroit
Monday, January 23, 2017
In part two of our series on Appalachian culture in metro Detroit, West Virginia-native Courtney Balestier listens to stories from the Kentuckians of Michigan. And takes home some beans.
A better mix: Detroiters work to expand affordable housing options
Monday, January 16, 2017
There are many common misconceptions about who lives in affordable housing and what impact those communities have on neighborhoods. But the reality is that affordable housing increases stability, support, and mobility to a neighborhood and city.
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New Matrix Head Start Center at Spirit of Hope offers children unique learning opportunities
Debut duathlon to take place at (and benefit) Rouge Park
Knight and Fisher Foundations grant $250,000 to nearly 40 community groups throughout Detroit
March development news round-up: Detroit Riverfront takes center stage
Placemaking in the city: Kite festival, innovation center, sustainable living, and public art
Small business program encourages entrepreneurs to apply for financial and educational assistance
Corktown-based bicycle shop to open second location in West Village
Rock and roll pie shop re-opens in Detroit with own space
Michigan Urban Farming Initiative seeks funds to build America's first sustainable "agrihood"
Detroit to be celebrated at international design festival in Saint-Étienne, France
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Crowdfunding platform ioby to host first convening in Detroit
U.S. cities, Detroit included, are rethinking the alley
Source: City Lab
Hatch Art launches fundraiser to save Hamtramck Disneyland
Source: Hatch Art
Group seeks to make two streets temporarily car-free
Source: The Detroit News
Stroh's to once again be brewed in Detroit
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project
Free Press talks to 50 Detroiters about the state of their city
Source: Detroit Free Press
Washington Post examines 'unconventional' fixes for Detroit's unconventional housing market
Source: Washington Post
'Give grass a chance,' says Navin Field Grounds Crew about Tiger Stadium site
What will Detroit look like in the next 25-50 years?
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