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UIX: Portraits of Detroit Innovation

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 CHURCHread on…

VIDEO: Vacant Not Blighted - Revitalizing Detroit

Detroit is facing enormous challenges with an abundance of vacant and abandoned buildings in the city. Demolition is a necessary part of moving the city forward, but Detroit can't just demo its way to revitalization. Here, individuals on the ground in Detroit show that through strategic preservation and rehabilitation of commercial and residential structures, you can change the dynamic one building at a time and demonstrate that just because it's vacant, doesn't mean it's blighted. Video by Michigan Historic Preservation Network.read on…

VIDEO: Dan Kinkead, Detroit Future City

Dan Kinkead, director of projects of the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office, discusses the future of Detroit Future City and how his team is taking the next steps from strategic framework study to physical implementation. Video by DETROIT LIVESread on…

VIDEO: Stories from the new economy - NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth

Last month the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.read on…

VIDEO: Michael Forsyth, REVOLVE Detroit

Michael Forsyth, Retail Business Development Manager of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and leader of the DEGC's collaborative neighborhood renewal program REVOLVE Detroit, discusses how Detroit can be a world leader in how communities approach redevelopment. read on…

VIDEO: Jackie Victor at TEDxDetroit

To those who think Detroit is closed for business, Avalon International Breads owner Jackie Victor says think again. Jackie opened her organic bakery in Detroit's Midtown in 1997 and she's seen a lot of changes in the city during the past 17 years, with more changes still to come. read on…

VIDEO: Write A House

Write A House is Detroit-based literary organization that uses the wide range of available home stock in Detroit to build up support for the literary arts in the city.read on…

VIDEO: Ponyride, A Creative Incubator Community

Ponyride is a study to see how the foreclosure crisis can have a positive impact on our communities. Using an 'all boats rise with the tide' rent subsidy, we are able to provide cheap space for socially-conscious artists and entrepreneurs to work and share knowledge, resources and networks. We purchased a 30,000 square-foot warehouse for $100,000 and offer space for $0.10-$0.20 per square-foot, which includes the cost of utilities. Video by Order & Other.read on…

VIDEO: Devita Davison

As the Community Kitchen Coordinator at Eastern Market Corporation, Devita Davison also oversees the Kitchen Connect program in partnership with FoodLab. Kitchen Connect connects aspiring food entrepreneurs to commercial kitchens in Detroit's neighborhoods to help them launch their food businesses. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…

VIDEO: Detroit Lions & Hatch Detroit

Learn more about the transformational work being done by the Detroit Lions in partnership with Hatch Detroit on the Avenue of Fashion. Video by DETROIT LIVES! for Model D TV. read on…

VIDEO: Shinola

Shinola in Midtown isn't just a watch company. They are working to bring manufacturing back to America, from bikes and watches right down to the shopping bags you carry your products home in. Their efforts are the very essence of innovation. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…

VIDEO: Tech Town SWOT City

Tech Town is reaching out beyond its purview in Midtown to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in other Detroit neighborhoods through the SWOT City program. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…

VIDEO: Khalil Ligon

Khalil Ligon is the project manager of the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP), a grassroots community organization that seeks to address land use issues and development planning on Detroit's lower-east side. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…

VIDEO: Peggy Brennan

Peggy and Tom Brennan might not know what the long-lasting implications of Green Garage will be for future generations, but they're excited at the prospects. Midtown's Green Garage is a green business incubator, office and workshop space, and community hub for people dedicated to a more sustainable way of living. They consider themselves the grandparents of a movement that they hope will reverberate for generations to come. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…

VIDEO: Chandra Moore-Banks

coG Studio is an architectural design firm that focuses on youth-oriented spaces where kids can live, learn and play. coG Director Chandra Moore-Banks makes sure kids aren't forgotten when it comes to placemaking. Video by DETROIT LIVES!read on…
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