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Bakery and cafe to open in Midtown this spring

Cake Ambition will open a storefront at 4154 Third St. this March. The shop will operate as a bakery and cafe, allowing Bouren to bake in the back while customers enjoy cake and coffee at the cafe tables up front.

Detroit Revitalization Fellows accepting applications for 2017-2019 term

The fellowship places talented, "mid-career" individuals for two-year full-time jobs in organizations or companies "working at the forefront of Detroit’s revitalization efforts."

Former Model D managing editor offers smartphone photojournalism workshop

Walter Wasacz is teaching a smartphone photojournalism workshop through Allied Media Project's media making academy, Co.Open.

Mini-grants awarded to community groups seeking to transform vacant lots throughout city

Ten community-led projects have been selected by the Detroit Future City Implementation Office as mini-grant recipients. Each group received a $6,500 grant to jump-start their plans for vacant land revitalization projects.

Public education news org Chalkbeat officially launches in Detroit

Chalkbeat covers public education in local markets, and has been piloting in Detroit for the past year.

Places to check out green infrastructure in Detroit

Take a walk in Detroit's great outdoors to view some stellar examples of green infrastructure.

Detroit to receive grant money and Innovation Team from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Detroit has been named a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team program, making the city eligible for up to three years of $500,000 grants.

Detroiters utilize the gift economy to get by

While Detroit's greater downtown area has seen fantastic growth the last few years, much of the city still struggles. One way low income Detroiters survive is by making use of the gift economy.

Northwest Detroit businesses win Motor City Match funding

On Tuesday, January 10th, fifteen Detroit businesses and organizations were awarded funding through the Motor City Match grant program, and a special guest was on hand to celebrate—Vice President Joe Biden.

How to evaluate your property for green infrastructure

Model D's Brian Allnutt on how to get started evaluating your property's potential for green infrastructure.

Museum honoring nation's first African American-owned TV station to open on MLK Day

This Martin Luther King, Jr. day, the doors of the old WGPR-TV 62 studios will re-open as the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center, honoring the station's historic legacy as well as its founder, Dr. William V. Banks.

North End urban farm makes jams to benefit neighborhood

Oakland Avenue Urban Farm in Detroit's North End has always strove to tie their work back to the neighborhood and its history. The same is true for the farm's latest venture, "Afro-Jam."

Q&A: Dean Hay of The Greening of Detroit talks green infrastructure in the city

Model D spoke to Dean Hay with the Greening of Detroit about his organizations work on green infrastructure. 

Plans in the works for revitalization of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, the historic star-shaped fortification located in Detroit's Delray neighborhood, was recently awarded a $265,000 grant for a two-year project of renovation and strategic planning.

Use the winter to plan for your rain garden

It's frigid outside, but that need not stop you from thinking about spring. Model D's Brian Alnutt gives you a primer on how to plan for a rain garden that will beautify your property and help protect the Great Lakes. Part one of a three-part series.
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