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Longform One of Cherry Health's dental clinics.

Here's how Michigan providers are improving whole-body health by integrating dental and primary care

The negative effects of poor oral health extend into all elements of patients' lives. But Michigan providers have begun to address that by introducing integrated oral care into their practices.

Development News The entertainment clubroom at City Club Apartments-Lafayette Park.

City, developer reach deal to ensure affordable housing at redeveloped luxury Detroit high-rise

In order to buffer the transition from affordable to affordable luxury, the City of Detroit offered developer and property owner City Club Apartments a 12-year, $1.46 million tax abatement in exchange for a guaranteed amount of affordable housing units.  

Feature Story Designers and entrepreneurs are working to make Detroit a fashion hub.

Designers, nonprofits and entrepreneurs work to make Detroit a fashion hub

As volatility threatens to disrupt the global fashion industry, could Detroit’s manufacturing history make it the apparel hub of the future? Industry experts weigh in about the city’s skilled workforce and entrepreneurial spirit.


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From Port Huron to South Haven: How the Great Lake to Lake Trail links up Metro Detroit communities

It may be frigid outside, but plenty of Metro Detroiters are still getting out on their local trails frequently. What they may not know is that some trails stretch all the way across the state.

Feature Story Que Roland

Where coworking meets culture: Seat Detroit aims to build community for entrepreneurs

Seat Detroit aims to offer more than a desk to work and free coffee — founder Que Roland says she's building community in new Eastern Market space.

Longform Deidre Hurse, interim executive director of the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance.

Community health workers provide vital care and peer support for vulnerable Michiganders

Michigan's many CHWs advance integrated care by providing culturally aware peer support, connections to community resources, and care coordination for clients facing chronic illness or other challenges.

Feature Story With its brick homes and park, Russell Woods has been piquing Realtors' and buyers' interest.

Livernois, Woodward corridors and Russell Woods areas to watch in 2020, Realtors say

Looking to buy a house in 2020? These are the areas to check out, according to Detroit Realtors.

Feature Story Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails in East Village

Entrepreneur Nya Marshall brings Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails to Detroit's east side

Native Detroiter and entrepreneur aims to give back to her community with new upscale restaurant, Ivy Kitchen and Cocktails.

Feature Story Gwen Meyer and Alison Heeres are the farmer and chef behind Coriander Kitchen in Jefferson Chalmers.

From the east side to northwest side, here are the hottest Detroit neighborhoods for dining in 2020

Fine dining, coffee shops and everything in between are in store for Detroit diners this year.

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Mobility Moments Podcast: 2019 Recap with Glenn Stevens, MICHauto

Driven catches up with Glenn Stevens, executive director at MICHauto to look back at mobility in 2019...and learn what's in store for Michigan mobility in 2020. 

Feature Story The Dequindre Cut

2020 vision: The people, trends, projects, and stories we're watching

The Model D team weighs in on the people, projects, trends, and stories to watch out for in 2020 and shares what they're excited for in the new year.


Longform Samantha McKenzie at Hidden Harvest.

Michigan wastes massive amounts of food. Here's how it can be rescued to improve people's health.

Food rescue operations in Michigan are doing their best to reclaim good food that would otherwise go to the landfill – and positively affecting public health in the process.

Development News Southwest/Vernor is one of the focus neighborhoods.

Detroit's neighborhood fund receives $10M grant from the Wilson Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation recently announced is a $10 million grant for Invest Detroit, the nonprofit tasked with administering the city’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund.  

Feature Story Gov. Whitmer announces the 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

Here are the autonomous vehicle services you can hail during this year's Detroit auto show

Five companies have been selected to offer autonomous vehicle services to the public during the show as part of the $5.4 million NAIAS 2020 Michigan Mobility Challenge. 

Feature Story Working on Ann Arbor's City Insights Platform.

How Ford's new City Solutions team is helping communities solve their mobility challenges

The City Solutions team comprises specialist mobility strategists who work directly with government and other local stakeholders in communities across the U.S.

Feature Story Keeping Eastern Market's food identity amid a crush of new development is a key challenge for the historic market.

Amid booming development, how will Eastern Market keep its food identity?

As Detroit — and, more specifically, its greater downtown — has seen its biggest wave of development in decades, the question presents itself: How does Eastern Market keep its food identity while still providing relatively affordable points of entry for area entrepreneurs, all the while real estate developers purchase buildings and announce plans for new mixed-use developments?

Feature Story Detroit SOUP stakeholders disucss the dinner's future at Build Institute.

What does the future hold for Detroit SOUP?

It was messy. It was complicated. It was beautiful. It was Detroit SOUP. What does the future hold for this scrappy made-in-Detroit institution?

Feature Story Professional life coach Monica Marie Jones.

Life coach encourages Detroiters to get 'unstuck' and become their best selves

So, how do you get unstuck? According to professional life coach Monica Marie Jones, meeting with a professional is an excellent start.

Feature Story “If your mom gave you a buck to go, you had your skates and a cup of chocolate that day. Those were good times, a lot of fun. And this place was packed with kids from the neighborhood,” recalls Clark Park Coalition Director Anthony Benavides.

Clark Park's hockey program builds kids' confidence on and off the ice

In Southwest Detroit, residents celebrate a different kind of holiday tradition in late December, something that can’t be bought in the holiday hustle, and won’t be found where tourists gather. At the 30-acre Clark Park, a town square to its community, it’s ice skating time.


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