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Ferndale - Metro Detroit's Urban Incubator
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Gay-friendly community? Check. Locally owned small businesses? Check. An emphasis on walkability? Check. Once a working-class auto industry town, Ferndale is emerging as Metro Detroit's go-to community for new urbanist success.
Jon Zemke looks into why.
What Makes Metro Detroit Stick?
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Last winter the Knight Foundation and Gallup released a survey that found that cities do better economically when the people in them want to stick around. So, what do Metro Detroiters value most when it comes to place? Cultural amenities, education, and community openness.
takes a deep dive into the survey's results.
Electronic Soul: A Q&A with Jason Huvaere of Paxahau
Thursday, May 12, 2011
There's little doubt about Metro Detroit's place in music history. We are a bottomless cauldron of rock n roll innovation and invention. And Movement is part of that...er, well, movement.
chats with producer Jason Huvaere about electronic music's role in that legacy and the business of making it part of our region's future.
Five Women, Five Faiths, One Community
Thursday, May 05, 2011
There is little doubt that Metro Detroit has become a melting pot of cultures and faiths. Still, finding common ground with our neighbors doesn't always come easy. A group of women, representing five different faiths, is out to prove that it is our common experiences that will ultimately bind us together as one community.
Drag Queen Bingo: Or How Metro Detroit Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Five 15
Thursday, April 28, 2011
It's not a GLBT-friendly community without the drag queens. Though Ferndale is singled out for its pink and lavender street cred, Royal Oak is home to Five 15, a cafe, gift shop, art gallery, and party venue that unabashedly embraces queer culture. And it's found incredible crossover success with its sold-out-weeks-in-advance Drag Queen Bingo.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Metro Detroit recently landed a $2.85 million Sustainable Communities grant to help the region become more dense and develop its transit options. Brad Garmon, land programs director at the Michigan Environmental Council, offers a free-thinking approach to connecting the historically disparate forces of housing, land use, and eco-consciousness.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Peter is a partner with Creative Cities Productions and the founder of the Creative Cities Summit, which will be held in Detroit, October 13-15th. He consults for the Creative Economy by focusing on entrepreneurs, arts & cultural organizations, cities and technologies... which is, oddly enough, what he'll be writing about.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Scott Dunham is the festival manager for next week's
Detroit Windsor International Film Festival
(DWIFF). A relentless networker, Scott has made it his mission to faciltate creative opportunities for Metro Detroit's film community. He will be writing about building a vibrant film community, the virtues of Michigan's incentive package and, of course, the film fesitval he helms.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Neeta Delaney is a champion of the arts. She's the current President and CEO of ArtServe Michigan and the former President and CEO of the Jackson County Community Foundation, where she spearheaded the
Armory Arts Project
. Neeta will be writing about why Michigan should care more about... you guessed it, arts and culture.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Joe Posch is a native Detroiter and the owner of Mezzanine, a modern design store in downtown Detroit.
A firm proponent of "the little guy," Joe believes that smaller-scale independent development will be a critical factor in Detroit's tasteful revitalization. He'll be writing about how design can save the city.
Birmingham Community House
Thursday, March 17, 2011
For over 85 years the Birmingham Community House has been offering programs and classes to residents young and old. From belly dancing to cooking classes to issue-oriented events, this community center is a model for learning, outreach and participation.
Detroit Rah Rah's
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thirty-five is the new 18! If you think you've got Motor City spirit you haven't seen The Detroit Rah Rah's, a community cheerleading squad that celebrates the energy and vitality of our region. Men love 'em and women want to be 'em, or so they say.
Hooot Dooogs! Fashion, baseball and mustard Metro Detroit-style.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Quick, we say: Frankfurters, men's fashion, and locally made mustard. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Should be Charley Marcuse. A true Metro Detroit original, this singing hotdog vendor at Tiger Stadium (and budding entrepreneur) embodies the indomitably funky spirit of our region. The mustard's tasty too!
Dearborn Is The Place!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
It's two... two... two great downtowns in one. From its front porch neighborhoods to its downtown lofts to iconic institutions like The Henry Ford to its blossoming Arab American community, Dearborn is the ultimate urban small town.
The Henry Ford
Thursday, October 09, 2008
It's Metro Detroit's own slice of Smithsonian-style grandeur. From steam engine trains to an authentic restoration village to a state-of-the-art IMAX theater to the Weiner Mobile, The Henry Ford is a one-of-a-kind historical resource that should be a required experience for every Metro Detroiter. Heck, they even make their own microbrews.
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