Daily Archives: April 23, 2019

Join us April 27 for the latest IdeaLab event, ReImagining Equitable Development

This weekend Model D is co-sponsoring an IdeaLab event called ReImagining Equitable Development that will mark the conclusion of our Equitable Development series. It’s certain to be a timely gathering, especially with all the dialogue happening around community benefits in Detroit right now. Earlier this month, Henry Ford Health System signed a privately negotiated letter of understanding with the West ...

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Google’s Waymo Picks Detroit For Self-Driving Factory – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously. The company says it will lease a now-closed American Axle & Manufacturing plant north of downtown so it can convert the vehicles, mostly Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Waymo plans to spend around $13.6 million and ...

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This Midtown coffee shop is brewing java with a purpose

It’s all about connecting people with one another. That’s the message Midtown’s latest café and coffee shop is hoping to send from its new location on 3rd Street. AWAKE Café features small batch, single origin coffee from Honduras, with direct connections to the farmers and workers themselves. “We started a coffee farm in Honduras with locals running it. We sell ...

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Detroit Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Retired Sergeant – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has pleaded guilty in connection with a car crash that killed a retired suburban police sergeant. Wayne County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jimi Pierowich entered the plea Tuesday to operating while intoxicated causing death with an agreement that he’ll get 3½ to 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say 50-year-old Daryl Brown was crossing a street ...

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Web expert Laura Eagin on growing up in Metro Detroit’s gig economy

This piece is the first of an occasional series on how Metro Detroit’s gig economy has evolved over the past decade and where it’s going. Have a suggestion for someone we should talk to? Contact nina@issuemediagroup.com.   Laura Eagin is a veteran of Metro Detroit’s gig economy. She’s been a freelancer since 2003, growing her career as an independent creative ...

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International Conference To Highlight Detroit Design Projects – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s beautification efforts and the city’s experiences with other urban design projects are expected to be part of a June international conference in Italy. Design Core Detroit says a delegation will discuss the nonprofit’s report on inclusive design in Fabriano, Italy, during the annual meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Creative Cities Network. ...

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New Fitzgerald greenway offers clues on what’s next with Detroit’s biking infrastructure

Residents of Northwest Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood will soon have a brand new greenway to complement Ella Fitzgerald Park, which was set up there last year. For Stephanie Harbin, President of the San Juan Block Club, the proposed Ella Fitzgerald Greenway is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. “It’s a positive thing. It beautifies the neighborhood and is adding more to ...

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Pistons and Jazz On Verge Of Being Swept – Detroit News Watch

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston’s James Harden were this season’s leading NBA MVP candidates. In their latest playoff games, the superstars had relatively lackluster performances, and their teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack to put Detroit and Utah on the brink of elimination. The Bucks can finish off a sweep of the Pistons in Game 4 ...

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