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Saying Thank You to Those Who Support Detroit

Geoff Young | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit
Geoff Young

It's time to end this fighting about ownership of Detroit and its future. The more we fight amongst ourselves, the more ownership we all have in the negative image of the city.

Who Is a Real Detroiter? We All Are

Dean P. Simmer | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit
Dean P. Simmer

There isn't a reason to battle over who will save Detroit. The reality is that we all need each other. Why do I have to choose between the suburbs and the city?

Looking to Detroit's Thought Leaders

Adam Corey Ross | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit
Adam Corey Ross

We must look to Mayor Bing and the city council to inspire us with thoughtful leadership. What Detroit desperately needs today is new ideas, "aha moments," not fewer teachers in the classrooms.

Resurrection Corridor

David Rice | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
David Rice

Human evolution is being challenged to accommodate -- indeed keep up with -- the massive global change wrought by our technological genies. Detroit is in a very unique position to take advantage of this evolutionary wave.

Restorations Aplenty in Detroit

Chris Zadorozny | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
Chris Zadorozny

Detroit is rising and there are plenty of restoration projects taking place in the Corktown and Downtown areas.

I'm A Detroiter Too: A Response

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.22.2012 | Detroit
Rabbi Jason Miller

There is certainly a revival in the Motor City and we should all be excited about the possibilities. But I want to caution Toby Barlow and anyone who believes that to be part of the renaissance one has to relocate to Downtown Detroit.

Vision for Transforming Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Transforming Detroit is not a short-term process. It will not be easy. It will take significant effort from those who care enough to invest our best in the city's revitalization.

Coming Home

Kelly Driscoll | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Driscoll

I'm not the only one coming home. There is a huge entrepreneurial movement permeating throughout the city. From technology to the creative sector, the excitement is growing.

Wanted: Revolutionaries Ready to Lead the Country's Second Great Rust Belt Recovery

Dan Worth | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit
Dan Worth

I've been told that Michiganders reject the term "Rust Belt." Apparently it shall now be referred to as the "Green Belt." And while many may laugh, the future of Detroit can be as bright as those who choose to live there want it to be.

Why Detroit? Why Now?

Ned Staebler | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

I believe that this time is different. This time Detroit is on its way back. So, what makes me so optimistic? It's a combination of things, and that, in and of itself, is a good thing.

"Detroit," Meet Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

The suburbs have been trying to run away from Detroit for half a century and all it has brought is ruin and depression for all. It's time to embrace this place. Luckily, right now, it's a wonderful town to embrace.

Dear Occupy Detroit

Yusef Bunchy Shakur | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Yusef Bunchy Shakur

We recognize that Occupy Detroit has attracted the participation of people from across Michigan. This is a good thing, if people take the time to understand the current work of Detroit's social movements.

Yes, Virginia, You Can Be Too Cynical About Politics

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan J. Demas

I apparently work in the wrong field, because romance and politics rarely go hand in hand (unless you discover your Argentinean soulmate on the Appalachian Trail) and it probably won't end well, anyway.