Outdoor Recreation Features
Working towards a bike share program for Detroit
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Lisa Nuszkowski, Senior Project Administrator for Economic Development at Wayne State University, recently visited internationally-renowned cycling-friendly cities Paris and Copenhagen to take some lessons in transit and mobility back to Detroit.
Urban Exchange: Trading Ideas with Toronto
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Model D's Claire Nelson and Hopscotch Detroit social innovator Ajooni Sethi go north to share the power of play as a tool for civic engagement with our Canadian comrades at Yonge St. Sounds like some serious fun was had in the Queen City.
Let's Get Innovative: Tactical Urbanism?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Who doesn't love a "design on a dime" makeover show? You know the ones, where a homeowner is given an impossible budget and deadline to totally transform a space, then through sheer creativity and resourcefulness (and maybe some clever editing), the place comes to life - huzzah! Well, the same is possible with public spaces. Urban designer-types call this "tactical urbanism." What they really mean is activating places quickly & cheaply. How can we do more of this in Detroit?
Outdoor Recreation Videos
UIX: Portraits of Detroit Innovation
Monday, September 15, 2014
For the last 3 years, UIX has been documenting the growing movement of artists, makers, entrepreneurs and innovators leading creative neighborhood transformation in Detroit. In this look back, photographer Doug Coombe shares some of the people, projects & places he has captured along the way. Want the full experience? Join us at #UIXDET Sept 24-26, 2014 in Detroit. Music: "Baptism" by Passalacqua, off their new album
VIDEO: Tom Nardone
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tom Nardone, founder of the
Detroit Mower Gang
, doesn't really see himself as an innovator. He's just a guy who saw a need and a way to address it. While his "gang" has attracted the attention of visiting celebrities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern, what gives him the most satisfaction is seeing kids playing on a swingset he just mowed around.
VIDEO: Jessica Williams
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Jessica Brooke Williams leads Young Adults/Artists/Activists of Heidelberg (YAH), a branch of the Heidelberg Project that engages young adults to become leaders in the community and gain professional development in Detroit's arts industry. Video profile by
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