Coming Soon! Open Streets Detroit To Test Car-Free Zones

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo by Nick Hagen Open Streets Detroit, powered by Downtown Detroit Partnership and presented by DTE Energy Foundation, is part of a global movement to reclaim public space for people by temporarily transforming streets into paved parks and public spaces. Free and open to participants of all ages, Open Streets Detroit is proposed to temporarily close almost four miles of Michigan Avenue and

WSJ: Detroit Revival Revs Up With Boutique Hotel Plan

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo: Kyle Evans Design  Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, the third-largest U.S. mortgage lender, is teaming up with upscale watchmaker Shinola to build the 130-plus-room hotel with about 17,000 square feet of retail space. Mr. Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit, the development arm of his family of companies, is credited with helping to revitalize Detroit’s city

Grit and Glamour: The Detroit You’ve Probably Never Seen

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo: Andrew Krupp Everyone loves a good comeback story, and cheering an underdog epitomizes Americana. Detroit is the ultimate underdog. There is grit. And if you choose to see it, there is glamour. No city in the U.S. has experienced a tumultuous decline quite like Detroit, but as far as I can see, no city in the U.S. is currently experiencing a rebirth like this resilient city either –

TEDxDetroit Reveals 2016 Lineup Of Speakers

September 13, 2016 by  
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If you had the world’s attention for a few minutes, what would you share? That is the question each TEDxDetroit speaker will answer during the highly anticipated celebration of technology, entertainment and design, on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre. With hundreds of applications submitted, event organizers have narrowed down the list and selected local influencers,

Detroit 1 Of 4 Cities Awarded $40M To Combat Segregation With Public Space

September 12, 2016 by  
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Detroit, Akron, Chicago and Memphis will get a collective $40 million to invest in their public spaces in an effort to counter recent trends toward worsening social and economic segregation. Four national foundations — the JPB Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation — announced today that they will invest a total of $20 million

First QLine Streetcar To Arrive In Detroit This Week!

September 12, 2016 by  
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Detroit’s first QLINE streetcar will be delivered this week, M-1 RAIL announced today. “Delivery of the first QLNE streetcar is an important milestone for this project,” said M-1 RAIL CEO Matt Cullen. “We’re bringing a sleek, modern vehicle of exceptional quality to Detroit. This project is one of the most innovative public transportation projects in the world today, from our landmark

Detroit Is America’s Great Comeback Story

September 11, 2016 by  
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Photo: Vito Paomisano/ Detroit Metro CVB You will feel the energy as soon as you get off the plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal and make your way through an underground tunnel exploding with a colour-changing light and sound show. The Light Tunnel uses LED lighting to illuminate glass panels with sand-blasted Michigan artwork in a dazzling, multi-sensory show that’s

The New Qline Car Has Been Revealed! Check It Out!

September 11, 2016 by  
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National Treasure Status! National Trust For Historic Preservation Designates Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers

September 8, 2016 by  
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Yesterday, in Detroit’s Lower Eastside, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Jefferson-Chalmers District a National Treasure. This designation by the nation’s leading preservation organization marks the first National Treasure in the state of Michigan and represents the first project under the National Trust’s new ReUrbanism initiative. “Jefferson-Chalmers is Detroit’s diamond

Tour de Troit, Michigan’s LARGEST Bike Ride, Returns To Detroit Sat. Sept 17th

August 29, 2016 by  
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Flagstar Bank and Tour de Troit are once again joining forces to present Michigan’s largest cycling event on Saturday, September 17. Attendance at the 15th annual ride is expected to exceed last year’s 7,500 cyclists. Since its inception in 2005, the Tour de Troit ride has raised more than $250,000 to support greenways and non-motorized transit projects in Detroit. To celebrate this year’s

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