Brilliant Detroit's neighborhood hub in Fitzgerald. <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span> Bicyclists gather at AB Ford Park in Jefferson Chalmers for Tour d'Eastside. <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span>

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Feature StoryBrilliant Detroit's neighborhood hub in Fitzgerald.

A once-blighted Fitzgerald home is finding new life as an early childhood learning center

Residents see new Brilliant Detroit neighborhood hub as an opportunity to spark change in the community and the potential to help local youth.  

Feature StoryMargo Dalal

QA: Margo Dalal's takeaways from ComCap 2019

Model D caught up with Margo Dalal during the ComCap conference to find out more about her work and what she learned from the experience.

Feature StoryThe NEXT Education AV Summer Camps

Autonomous vehicle summer camp programs cultivate new generation of mobility professionals

As the transportation industry drives further toward autonomous and electrification, educational curriculums must advance to properly train those that will be designing, building, and servicing the future of mobility.


Feature StoryGary Ringer. Photo by Stephen Koss.

Detroit firefighter takes on blight with deconstruction business

The fire-ravaged and neglected buildings encountered by Detroit firefighter Gary Ringer have become an unlikely source of inspiration.

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jessica Care moore brings choreopoem ‘Salt City’ to Detroit

Poet jessica Care moore's choreopoem runs from June 13-16 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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National conference on local investing heads to Detroit

ComCap, annual conference on using community capital to promote shared prosperity, runs from June 11-13 at the College for Creative Studies' A. Alfred Taubman Center. The conference will feature more than 50 speakers, including Detroiters Devita Davison, Kwaku Osei, and Malik Yakini. 


Feature StoryFrom Ford GoRide: Sean Zabawa (left), head of operations; Mike Cooper, head of growth strategy; Anika Brown, head of marketing & sales; Minyang Jiang, CEO.

By connecting people to resources, shared mobility boosts quality of life

Mobility innovators Ford GoRide and SPLT are connecting people with healthcare providers in urban and rural areas. With design at the center of their offerings, they’re doing so much more than moving people around — they’re addressing overall wellbeing, too.

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Here's how ridesharing services will make vehicles tougher, quieter – and less smelly

The shift in the way we get around will also require some major shifts in the way car interiors are designed. Here's how one Southfield company is already responding to those challenges.

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New ideas and forward-thinking actions are all part of the arts in the D. Visual artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, architects; and musicians working in nearly every genre (or sub-genre) under the sun and moon are here doing their funky thing.

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Several enclaves around eastbound Jefferson boast fine urban living options, from historic homes to high rise apartments and condos — some riverside, others inland, but all close to downtown and Belle Isle. Known as "The Villages," they include Indian Village, English Village, ...