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Detroit's civic funding scene gets crowded

Community organizers and entrepreneurs have more choice than ever when it comes to asking the public for funding. But is the landscape getting 'crowded'? Nina Ignaczak digs in to find out what's going on in the world of civic crowdfunding in Detroit.

Guy Kenny in Glassline’s Plymouth studio

The versatile material and company that's restoring Detroit's downtown architecture

Glassline recreates lost or deteriorated architectural elements for historic buildings that are undergoing rehabilitation. And they're making them all out of fiberglass.

Iovan and Pinkus, who has a disorder that affects his motor skills

This cafe in Ferndale serves both people -- and cats

Some visitors to Ferndale's Catfe Lounge come because they love cats. Others find their company therapeutic. A few come to adopt.

Anu Rangarajan, Cornell Univesity; Nicola Binns, Marlboro-Essex Community Garden; and Lorenzo Herron Detroit Urban Farmers Network

7 ways to build a healthy food system in Detroit

Ideas from the sixth annual summit of the Detroit Food Policy Council, which took place last week.

Students listen to an instructor at the Detroit Training Center

How a startup training center is rebuilding Detroit's workforce

The Detroit Training Center has graduated over 1,500 students since it launched in 2012. According to Marcus Jones, DTC's director, graduates find jobs paying anywhere between $12 and $40 an hour, depending on the field.

Jesse Kranyak and Mark Maynard at 209 Pearl Street

Landline Creative Labs: The next step in Ypsi's renaissance?

Finding work space has always been a challenge for the local creative community, and after the closing of Spur Studios, it hasn't gotten any easier. Enter Mark Maynard and Jesse Kranyak, who hope to fill the gap by turning a downtown Ypsilanti building into a live/work/retail hub. 

Mike Nehra, co-owner of Vintage King Audio in Ferndale

From its seat in Ferndale, Vintage King rules the audio world

Located in Ferndale amid wholesale auto parts warehouses and body shops, Vintage King has grown into one of the top professional audio equipment companies in the world, supplying studios near and far with the best gear available.

Guisa Suttle and Maria Fernandez glazzing and fitting glass at Turner Restoration's workshop

Meet the Detroiter whose historic restoration skills are in demand around the country

Jim Turner has been working in historic restoration since 1988, when he purchased his home in Detroit's Arden Park-East Boston Historic District.

Flint Water

Opinion: Policy ideas to fix Flint's water crisis (and help avoid another)

These fixes aren't just for Flint; they would also buttress other Michigan cities' deteriorating infrastructure.

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City and country: How metro Detroiters enjoy the best of both worlds

From urban neighborhoods to woods and water, southeast Michigan has it all. Model D's Laura Herberg and Marissa Gawel show us how metro Detroiters take advantage of it in the photo-audio-essay.

Escalators in Medellin's Comuna no 13 San Javier neighborhood

Designing the equitable city: A conversation about the value of local and global exchange

Detroit and Medellin, Columbia, are very different cities, but there's a lot they can learn from one another when it comes to involving citizens in equitable development.

Managing Director Katie Doral at The Purple Rose Theatre Company

As arts coverage fades, how will local arts organizations attract audiences?

After years of ever-dwindling local news coverage, MLive Ann Arbor laid off its only remaining arts and entertainment reporter, Jenn McKee. Their loss is our gain. But how will Ann Arbor-area arts organizations reach new audiences?

M1 Concourse

M1 Concourse in Pontiac is set to become nation's largest 'car condo'

Once complete, M1 Concourse will feature 264 garage units; a 1.5-mile road course; a 5-acre site for concerts, swap meets, and motocross events; and retail and restaurants.

Detroit satirist and Dirty Show founder Jerry Vile

Finally, Detroit can stop taking itself so seriously

Satire is on the rise in the city, and that's a good thing.

Detroit's West Canfield Historic District

Michigan's primary tool for preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods could disappear

Bills in Michigan's legislature would fundamentally change how historic preservation works in neighborhoods throughout the state.
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