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Revisiting Portland, Thinking of Detroit Regionalism
Thursday, May 19, 2011
No matter how we view our own community, Detroit's destiny and the region's destiny are one and the same. Two-and-a-half years ago, Francis Grunow wrote this editorial about his visit to Portland, Oregon and we think it's just as relevant today as it was then. In talking about regionalism, he asks: Why isn't more being done here to emulate the Rose City's successes?
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.
Metro Detroit Aerotropolis: Why You Should Care
Kim North Shine
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Once upon a time cities were built near waterways, roads, and rail. Today, as markets go global, airports are becoming the main artery for most businesses. Detroit Region Aerotropolis is our attempt to capitalize on this new reality.
asks: Can we compete on the international stage?
Michigan Politics 2.0
Thursday, February 18, 2010
With Michigan's debilitating term limits and our current climate of partisan politics it's almost impossible to imagine how anything can get done. Enter the Michigan Political Leadership Program, a fellowship dedicated to teaching aspiring politicos how to play nice... and more importantly, how to serve the needs of the state first, and party second.
Metro Detroit Goes Au Natural
Thursday, January 28, 2010
After a century of aggressive industrialization, Metro Detroit is seeing the intentional and unintentional benefits of the downturn - the return of nature. From greenways to land conservancy, our region is getting greener and wilder.
Dennis Archambault explains why that's a good thing.
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, February 11, 2010
Any way you cast it, the beauty of art is its ability to project intrigue onto, say, an overturned refrigerator. This week Monica Bowman, founder and director of The Butcher's Daughter gallery, opens a window onto the relevance of contemporary art for Detroit communities.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Get wind of what's happening on Woodward with Jeanette Pierce, co-founder of Inside Detroit. This non-profit walking convention and visitor's bureau has the ground-level view of Detroit's cultural, historical, entertainment, and retail venues. Jeanette will explain how Inside Detroit is attracting talent and promoting economic growth in the region.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
From Sharon Carney's perspective we're all in this together. A Special Project Director at the
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
, Sharon has been both politically and civically involved in Metro Detroit. She will be writing about her latest effort, the Millennial Mayors Congress and how SE Michigan can achieve greater regional collaboration.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Our guest blogger for this week is Maud Lyon. Maud is the founding director of the Cultural Alliance, and a consultant for numerous nonprofit organizations.Check back here each week day to read Maud's thoughts on the state of arts and culture in Michigan.
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