The American Riad project in North End. <span class='image-credits'>Nick Hagen</span> 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 StoryThe American Riad project is slated to open this fall in North End.

American Riad to open this fall as hub for arts, culture, community building in North End

American Riad is introducing a residential concept that rethinks the traditional American home and challenges socially isolating aspects of the American neighborhood.


Feature StoryBenito "Mav-One" Vasquez. Photo by Nina Ignaczak.

Motor City Street Dance Academy brings hip-hop history and culture to southwest Detroit's kids

As a teenager, Benito "Mav-One" Vasquez found refuge in hip-hop culture, transforming himself into a b-boy. Now he's bringing it to the kids in his southwest Detroit neighborhood.

Feature StoryMembers of Cherry Health's integrated care team confer. The team includes nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, and physicians.

Michigan providers pursue holistic model for more affordable and effective healthcare

Integrated care involves not just physical co-location of services that are often isolated from one another, but also broader community-based solutions that promote good health.

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.

Feature Storyjessica Care moore

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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