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Rebuilding Detroit

Opportunity Is the Fabric of Innovation

Delphia Simmons | Posted 11.07.2014 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

Cities that do not view all of their residents as equal and deserving of all of the benefits and resources that flow into them will not be intentional about doing what is required to make thriving connections happen.

Detroit Offers Builders, Developers and Dreamers a Unique Opportunity

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Detroit
Rick Fedrizzi

It is in many ways an urban planner's utopia: a city craving retribution and redefinition, and one armed with thousands of hungry, skilled workers, available space and as many natural resources as any city in the country.

Move Where You Can Matter

Venture For America | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

People from outside still look at me strangely when I tell them I moved to Detroit. "There's not much in Detroit, is there?" They say. They don't get that that's the point. I moved to Detroit because the city is full of empty spaces, just waiting for me -- for us -- to fill them up.

Imaging Detroit -- Pop Up Agora And Media Festival

Jayna Zweiman | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit
Jayna Zweiman

Detroit is a tricky place. And its image -- coupling lament and fetishism -- often precedes it. If the city's image precedes it, why not engage the image toward the production of a new urban imaginary? Imaging Detroit is doing just that.

A Thriving Detroit Is the End Goal

Gary A. Brown | Posted 10.24.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

An efficient City of Detroit government will create the environment to thrive. This is the vision I encourage us all to share.

International Intentions of Detroit

Beverly Tran | Posted 10.07.2012 | Detroit
Beverly Tran

The question should not be what a state elected official can do for Detroit, but what Detroit can do for the rest of the world.

Becoming the Gateway to the United States

John Goci | Posted 10.06.2012 | Detroit
John Goci

Rebuilding Detroit is not only a security issue for residents but a national security issue. We need to make big changes in order to improve both the city and the lives of its citizens. It is my hope that you will entrust me to work for you on these issues.

Making Detroit a World-Class City Again

Adam Hollier | Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit
Adam Hollier

My top priority is making Detroit a world-class city again. As state representative in the 4th district, I will work to achieve this goal by urging our state to invest in infrastructure, education, and our neighborhoods.

Restoring Faith and Confidence

Mervin T. White, Jr. | Posted 08.03.2012 | Detroit
Mervin T. White, Jr.

As an elected official, I will work diligently towards restoring faith and confidence back into our government by providing the highest level of integrity to the office of State Representative.

Michigan's Newest Suburb? A Response to Karen Dumas

Tim Miller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit
Tim Miller

Most of those driving the discussions about economic progress, urban gardening, land use issues, and governmental policy in Detroit are relative newcomers who do not necessarily understand or appreciate the challenges that the "old Detroit" has faced.

Teaching Power in Detroit

Matthew Bode | Posted 07.01.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

Detroit will turn around, and does every day, when we understand the power we have to transform the way we function. Every day we must remind ourselves that this is our community and we have the power to change it.

My One Word for Detroit: Unite

Joan L. Witte | Posted 07.01.2012 | Detroit
Joan L. Witte

Instead of taking sides or placing blame, reach out and help a fellow metro Detroiter with a job, a hand up, or a meal. Rebuild Detroit the sustainable way -- build and connect the people. Unite.

Detroit's Declaration of Peace, Hope and Love

Ron Scott | Posted 06.18.2012 | Detroit
Ron Scott

We have to band together to not only protect each other, but to provide for each other, share with each other, feed each other, care for each other and more importantly love each other in these tough times, Detroit.

Detroit Must Take Advantage of Being the Nation's Poster Child

Fred Leeb | Posted 03.14.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Detroit must take advantage of being in the limelight right now to align all of its stakeholders to be positive forces in the process of change.

Detroit Music and Mayhem City

Tunde Wey | Posted 02.12.2012 | Detroit
Tunde Wey

Instead of working for a progress we can only access in the cinema of our imaginations, "a fantasy of more," we should embrace our station as a struggling city and exert ourselves towards making it better.

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.