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How local real estate developers are giving new life to some of Detroit's shuttered schools

Some Detroit developers are finding opportunity -- and potential profits -- in the adaptive reuse of shuttered schools.

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As they wait for contracts, local organizations prepare workers for deconstruction jobs

While demolition will make up the lion's share of the city's blight elimination efforts, Mayor Duggan and the Detroit Blight Authority are pushing to ensure that deconstruction also plays a role. Area training centers hope to prepare students for careers in both demolition and deconstruction.

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The Detroit hustle: When love for the city goes beyond the 9-to-5

Plenty of people work to better Detroit at their day jobs, but some don't call it quits at 5 p.m. A pair of Detroit Revitalization Fellows finds fulfillment both at work and while moonlighting as a distillery owner and a hip hop artist respectively.

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Police-community partnerships offer way to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police departments that have improved safety and trust between residents and officers.

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Powering the Mitten: What mix of fuel will power Michigan's future?

Electricity in Michigan comes mostly from coal and nuclear power, but that's set to change in the next decade. DTE Energy's Nick Khouri talks about how the utility is planning for the change.

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Hamtramck is a 2.2-square-mile city within the city, packed with a population that is one of the region's most diverse and culturally unique, with strong influences from people with Polish, Bangladeshi, Arab, Bosnian and African American backgrounds. Add to that ethnic mix a growing population of artists, hipsters, students and Midtown and downtown professionals who appreciate living in a vibrant, walkable neighborhood minutes away from anywhere by car or bicycle.
 

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