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Detroit Revitalization Fellows accepting applications for 2017-2019 term

The fellowship places talented, "mid-career" individuals for two-year full-time jobs in organizations or companies "working at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization efforts."

Former Model D managing editor offers smartphone photojournalism workshop

Walter Wasacz is teaching a smartphone photojournalism workshop through Allied Media Project's media making academy, Co.Open.

Mini-grants awarded to community groups seeking to transform vacant lots throughout city

Ten community-led projects have been selected by the Detroit Future City Implementation Office as mini-grant recipients. Each group received a $6,500 grant to jump-start their plans for vacant land revitalization projects.

Public education news org Chalkbeat officially launches in Detroit

Chalkbeat covers public education in local markets, and has been piloting in Detroit for the past year.

Places to check out green infrastructure in Detroit

Take a walk in Detroit's great outdoors to view some stellar examples of green infrastructure.

Detroit to receive grant money and Innovation Team from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Detroit has been named a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team program, making the city eligible for up to three years of $500,000 grants.

Detroiters utilize the gift economy to get by

While Detroit's greater downtown area has seen fantastic growth the last few years, much of the city still struggles. One way low income Detroiters survive is by making use of the gift economy.

Northwest Detroit businesses win Motor City Match funding

On Tuesday, January 10th, fifteen Detroit businesses and organizations were awarded funding through the Motor City Match grant program, and a special guest was on hand to celebrate—Vice President Joe Biden.

Q&A: Dean Hay of The Greening of Detroit talks green infrastructure in the city

Model D spoke to Dean Hay with the Greening of Detroit about his organizations work on green infrastructure. 

Use the winter to plan for your rain garden

It's frigid outside, but that need not stop you from thinking about spring. Model D's Brian Alnutt gives you a primer on how to plan for a rain garden that will beautify your property and help protect the Great Lakes. Part one of a three-part series.

Q&A: Victoria Byrd Olivier on Detroit Future City and green infrastructure

How does green infrastructure fit into the work of Detroit Future City? 

6 places to shop in Live6 this holiday season

Here are a few places in the Live6 neighborhoods that you can go to get fun, unique gifts for your loved ones this season.

How Detroiters can get involved with Standing Rock

Protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline have become a major national story and one of the most prominent environmental movements in years. Detroiters have also come out in force to support the protestors.

Live6 Alliance and Model D host productive community conversation

Attendees included students, faculty and leadership from both the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College, as well as residents and business owners who live and work in the communities along 6 Mile and Livernois Avenue.

Nonresidential property owners learn how green infrastructure can reduce new stormwater fees

Detroit water and sewer customers can save money on their water bills by reducing the water running off their property.

Regional Transit Authority looks to learn from other cities' transit wins

A recent article in Next City details how Metro Detroit can move on from the failed RTA proposal in the last election and learn from other cities with regional transit.

Project Green Light offers to help businesses save money, improve safety through lighting rebates

A collaboration between the City of Detroit and DTE Energy, Project Green Light is now offering thousands of dollars in rebates.

Startup Story Night accepting submissions for Detroit storytelling event

Hosted by Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington, the event will give five local entrepreneurs a chance to tell their story, both the challenges and success, in business. 

Detroit Future City, Michigan Community Resources mini grants spur green infrastructure projects

Michigan Community Resources in partnership with ULI Michigan recently announced five awards to community groups to implement green infrastructure.

Third round of grant program seeks to give $2M to Detroit non-profits

The Kresge Foundation expects to award the grants to 15 to 20 nonprofit groups across the city, including at least one in each of Detroit's seven city council districts.

Detroit green infrastructure mapping project kicks off

Detroit's environmental leaders are convening to map the city's green infrastructure—one project at a time.

Motor City Match winner Mama Coo's opens in Corktown as Round 6 application window opens

A full year into its small business programming and Motor City Match is starting to see some brick-and-mortar results.

August development news round-up: Residential, residential, and more residential

Numerous, major residential developments have been announced in the last month. Check out the monthly development roundup to learn the details. 

Final Four local businesses compete for $50,000 grand prize

Votes have been cast and the totals have been tallied as the top ten contestants in the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest have been whittled down to the final four.

New pilot program could rewrite zoning codes for the better

According to the Detroit News, a new "pink zone" pilot program, meant to ease zoning restrictions, could be on the way next summer.

2,000 affordable housing and community development professionals to convene in Detroit

Thousands of affordable housing and community development professionals are convening in Detroit this week for the NeighborWorks Training Institute, a symposium that's expected to generate $3.3 million in local investment.

Motor City Match completes first year of programming, 11 more businesses awarded grants

In the program's first year, Motor City Match has awarded $2 million in grants to 40 small businesses, leveraging over $13 million in total investment in the city.

DC3 launches Detroit City of Design initiative

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center wants to help figure out how best to harness the Motor City's flair for design to improve its local economy. It's launching the Detroit City of Design initiative to make that happen.

Developers take lead installing public art in downtown Detroit

Public art is fast becoming part of Detroit's redevelopment. According to artist Nicole MacDonald, it's "all about empowerment."

Greening of Detroit program helps unemployed harvest careers

The Detroit Conservation Corps provides unemployed residents in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park job training and certification in the landscape industry.

Detroit entrepreneurs have until July 1 to apply for Motor City Match

The small business competition awards grant funding, design and technical support, and landlord-tenant match-making assistance.

Cleveland's bus rapid transit system could be a model for Detroit

For those wondering what bus rapid transit might look like in SE Michigan, look to Cleveland, which has had a BRT line since 2008. 

City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017

While not a replacement for a driver's license, municipal IDs will increase access to services for all Detroiters.

Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects

The Detroit Narrative Agency will give up to 12 grants for moving image projects for Detroiters telling their story. 

Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award

Now in its sixth year, Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest rewards entrepreneurs on the path to opening brick-and-mortar storefronts in either Detroit, Highland Park, or Hamtramck with a $50,000 cash prize and a number of other benefits. 

Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K

On April 20, the New Economy Initiative kicked-off the third and final year of the NEIdeas challenge, "a two-tiered challenge awarding $500,000 to existing small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park for their ideas to grow."

U.S. Census Bureau says metro Detroit grew in 2015

As recently as 2009, metro Detroit experienced the largest population losses in the country. In 2015, the region grew, albeit modestly.

New data suggest that metro Detroit's 'brain drain' is over

According to new research from the Brookings Institution, metro Detroit leads the nation in retention of graduates of local colleges and universities.

Motor City Match seeks business and commercial property owners for third round of grants

There are four major award categories for which business and property owners can apply for a share of $500,000 in grant funding.

Crowdfunding and matching grant campaign begins for public space at 6 Mile and Wyoming

A vacant lot at the corner of McNichols and Wyoming will be transformed into the Charles McGee Community Commons, a green space and public art venue.

Motor City Muckraker shifts focus to education in 2016

Last year, Motor City Muckraker's Steve Neavling focused his attention on the struggles of the Detroit Fire Department to great effect. This year he's turning his attention to education in Detroit.

20 Detroit-based projects named finalists for Knight Cities Challenge

Twenty of the 158 Knight Cities Challenge finalists are Detroit-based projects. The winners will be announced later this spring.

2016 will be a year of big improvements to Detroit's cycling infrastructure

A new report released by the Detroit Greenways Coalition highlights five bike and trail projects that the bike and pedestrian advocacy group is most looking forward to in 2016.

Fighting tax foreclosure, Recovery Park, and more: October development news round-up

It's been another busy month for development news in the city of Detroit. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.

Artists seek to transform Livernois with installation along Avenue of Fashion

Detroit artists Mandisa Smith and Najma Wilson are hoping to liven up the Avenue of Fashion with an installation that will fill the empty space of a Livernois Avenue boulevard median. 

Detroit Future City releases guide to help residents steward vacant lots

As the city of Detroit makes it easier for residents to purchase vacant lots in their neighborhoods, the Detroit Future City Implementation Office has developed a field guide for residents that informs them how to transform the empty land into neighborhood resources.


Detroit rolls out new parking technology, new rates for some areas

Over the next two weeks, the city will be rolling out its new parking system, ParkDetroit, by installing new meters throughout the city.

Placemaking projects continue popping up outside greater downtown

Seven placemaking projects, one for each city council district, are being given a boost by Community Development Advocates of Detroit.

New hotels, a new downtown park, and more: June development news round-up

It's been another busy month for development news in the city. Let's catch up on some of the biggest stories from the past four weeks.

Tour homes in two of Detroit's most iconic historic neighborhoods, Corktown and Palmer Woods

This summer, historic homes in two of Detroit's most iconic neighborhoods, Palmer Woods and Corktown, will open to the public thanks to a concert series and a home and garden tour.

Detroit Modernism Week kicks off April 16

Starting April 16, Detroit Modernism Week, the first 10-day period "structured around events celebrating the Detroit area's 20th century modernist architecture," will salute Michigan's contributions to the Modern Movement.

Slow Roll to require paid memberships in 2015

The Metro Times is reporting that Detroit's favorite weekly bicycle ride, Slow Roll, is requiring its participants to purchase memberships if they want to keep riding with the large group that meets every Monday.





















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