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Can metro Detroit’s treasure trove of mid-century modern architecture be preserved?

When the Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Office opened in Southfield in 1959, “Interiors” magazine described the experience of entering the building as “like entering a cut jewel.”   Minoru Yamasaki, the famed architect who created the World Trade Center, designed the building as a visually dramatic tribute to aluminum, with a lily-filled reflecting pool surrounding it.   Today, however, the ...

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How working in underserved communities grows empathy and efficiency of Michigan’s pediatricians

For a long time, Dr. Allison Tripi knew she wanted to help children in need as a doctor. She figured she could earn her medical degree, and then volunteer her time in underserved communities. She never thought, however, that she could make an impact during one of the most critical experiences of her medical training—her residency.  As a third-year medical ...

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Major autonomous vehicle tech conference now underway in Detroit

Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor have always been at the cutting edge of vehicle technology. With the opening of American Center of Mobility and other projects, it’s currently at the forefront of autonomous vehicle technology.  That’s the reason why AutoSens, a four-day conference on autonomous vehicle technology, decided to have it in Detroit. Taking place at the Michigan Science Center, ...

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Downtown Synagogue launches sukkah design competition; will award $15,000 for construction

You wouldn’t normally associate design with Sukkot, the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest. But there’s a good reason to this year. As part of Detroit’s Month of Design in September, the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue is holding a competition for innovative sukkah designs. Called Sukkah x Detroit, winning submission will be located at the synagogue in Capitol Park. Sukkot is a ...

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Jeanette Pierce of Detroit Experience Factory on what makes Detroit special

New Economy Initiative | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 On Friday, Feb. 16 this year, four Detroit entrepreneurs told their stories of business ownership at Startup Story Night. Sponsored by Model D and the New Economy Initiative, the second annual event was hosted by Satori Shakoor and her platform The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African ...

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After restructuring period, Detroit Future City emerges potent and engaged

Mose Primus is pretty excited about what’s been happening in his neighborhood. In Yorkshire Woods, on the east side just north of I-94, a small but meaningful beautification project has been underway thanks to efforts from residents and the Yorkshire Woods Community Organization, of which Primus is president.  The group bought several lots on Kensington Street and in 2016 turned ...

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Autonomous Vehicle Technology Conference Held In Detroit « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – Leaders in autonomous vehicle technology are meeting this week in Detroit. The AutoSens Conference runs through Thursday at the Michigan Science Center. AutoSens features presentations from experts in robotics, computer vision, automotive electronics, digital imaging and functional safety. AutoSens Advisory Board Chair Patrick Denny says the conference is “one of the most influential meeting places for OEM, ...

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