Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Big Boost: Bloomberg designates Detroit an innovation city

Just in. Detroit’s been give a big city boost with the announcement of its selection as a Bloomberg Philanthropies as a new member of its Innovation Team (I-team) program, which helps City Halls drive bold innovation, change culture, and tackle big problems to deliver better results for residents. Detroit was selected from a pool of municipalities with […]

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

The giant moving sculptures that cavort across some of Detroit’s most popular areas will make you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a scene out of Bradbury or Asimov. From now until mid-February, 16 brightly colored, larger-than-life bizarre machinations will light up the night in Detroit. Called LuminoCITY, these activation sites are linked in two- to […]

Feed your hunger for Detroit on city tour

Feed your hunger for Detroit on city tour

When three out-of-town sisters descend on Barbara Simons apartment near Belle Isle, they want her to plan a fun tour with delightful food and a culinary education. She seldom disappoints. Recently, she invited her sisters from Philadelphia, Syracuse, N.Y., and Prescott, Arizona, to sample a “Feet on the Street Tour,” a day before Barbara was […]

State leaders raise bar of justice for residents

State leaders raise bar of justice for residents

Michigan’s low-income men and women have a better chance at receiving justice, due to recent legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. House Bills 5842-5846 and Senate Bill 1109 move the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission from the judicial branch to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – helping to establish the agency’s independence from Michigan’s […]

Mayor moves more funding to Detroit’s neighborhoods

Mayor moves more funding to Detroit’s neighborhoods

We’ve heard it increasingly in recent years: Detroit needs attention beyond downtown. And while it’s true that companies occupying those few square miles of real estate near Campus Martius help draw jobs and business to the entire city, it’s also true that corporate headquarters in high-rise buildings have limited impact on outlying neighborhoods. That’s why […]

Fast City: Comcast delivers one Gig service in Detroit

Fast City: Comcast delivers one Gig service in Detroit

Detroit’s development has been moving at a dizzying pace. Demand for improved access to information and resources has never been higher or more needed than now, according to Luther Keith,  executive director of ARISE Detroit! That’s why today’s announcement that Comcast can now deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers throughout the entire city of […]