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Carim Calkins in the forest on the grounds of Frost Middle School in Livonia

Preserving a bit of wilderness in the suburbs

A Livonia middle school is working with the Michigan Department of Natural resources to preserve and learn from the five acres of unspoiled forest on its grounds.

Bianca Bahri, owner of Fit2Fight

Find your inner Ronda Rousey at Fit2Fight Studios in Troy, a gym exclusively for women

There are no soft workouts at Fit2Fight, a Troy gym exclusively for women. Women walk out covered in sweat with bruises all over their shins from kicking the bags, and actually learn kickboxing and self-defense techniques. They punch. They kick. They lift. They kick ass.

Kids play along the west riverfront

Join us Nov. 18 for "Where Detroit comes together," a speaker series event

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center to discuss the places and spaces where the whole region comes together.

The Detroit International Riverfront

Healing fractured water: How Michigan's roadways impact our waterways

In the Great Lakes, we drive to get where we are going. And with tens of thousands of lane-miles of roadway across the basin, in both urban areas and rural areas, the impact of all of that hard surface on our waterways adds up.

Downtown Pontiac

Post-emergency management, Pontiac sowing seeds of revival

As Pontiac closes one of the darkest chapters in its history, city leaders no longer hope for progress, they expect it.

Macomb Muslims gather in front of a mosque before a prayer service

Christian pastor helps Macomb County Muslims share their stories

Though Dearborn is well known as a center of Michigan's Islamic community, Macomb County is also home to a sizable Muslim population. With the help of a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, a Christian pastor is working with Macomb Muslims to help them tell their stories and increase tolerance and understanding in the larger community.

Matt Jones recording the River Street Anthology at Lo & Behold! Records

An Ypsilanti musician sets out to document the sounds and songs of Michigan

Matt Jones is determined to collect and preserve Michigan's musical identity -- one song at a time. He's recorded 150 artists for his River Street Anthology so far... and has no intention of stopping.

Ponsella Hardaway, Hunter Morrison, Michael Ford, and John Austin discuss regionalism at the DIA

5 ideas for creating a shared regional vision for southeast Michigan

On Oct. 27, a group of metro Detroiters gathered at the Detroit Institute of Arts to hear a panel of experts discuss something that's long eluded the communities of southeast Michigan: how to create a shared regional vision to become more globally competitive.

Susan Skarsgard and Alexandra Dymowska

Women designers and the making of a modern General Motors

An examination of the important role women have played in the last half century of design at General Motors.

Scott Hocking stands in front of his barn boat

A new American Gothic

In a sugar beet field in Michigan's Thumb, Detroit artist Scott Hocking is transforming a deconstructed 1890s barn into a boat.

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Artists can be the "connective tissue" of a neighborhood -- but first they need a place to live

How affordable live/work housing for artists can reinvigorate neighborhoods and bring members of diverse communities together.

Global Detroit

Reshaping Midwest cities through immigrant talent

How America's former industrial heartland is reclaiming its economically powerful past by attracting foreign-born residents.

A bike lane on Van Dyke in Warren

What are metro Detroit's most bike-friendly communities?

Who are the contenders and who are the pretenders? And how are we creating a shared vision for a regional network of cycling infrastructure?

Josh Lin mural

Bucking national trends, venture capital on the rise in Michigan

Once upon a time, venture capital in Michigan was small and inconsequential. Today it's powering the Great Lakes State's new economy, growing at a time when the industry has shrunk. In this special report, we take a long look on what that means for our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Alma Wheeler Smith at the Blake Transit Center

Connecting Detroit and Ann Arbor with transit: What's next for the Michigan Avenue corridor

It took decades to happen, but metro Detroit is finally developing a regional transportation plan, and it includes Ann Arbor. Getting DDOT, SMART and AAATA to work together is instrumental if we're serious about changing the ignoble fact that we're the only metro in the nation's top 25 to lack such a system.
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