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Wayne State University is one of the state's largest universities and, with its role as a partner with TechTown and NextEnergy, its research reach and national stature continues to grow. Add in the College for Creative Studies, which just opened a second campus, University of Detroit Mercy, which has Michigan's only Division 1 lacrosse team, and Marygrove College's impressive urban leadership work. All in all, not too shabby in the knowledge department for a blue-collar town.
Higher Ed Features
Detroit Revitalization Fellow: Brian Connors
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Before moving to Detroit in 2010, Brian Connors lived in Beijing, where he created a language school and a 24-hour, American-stlye diner. We should be glad he's brought his energy and ideas to our town, says Jay Walljasper.
Re-think everything: Stimulating IdeaLab recapped
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The two-hour program was filled with lively, quotable conversation by a diverse group of presenters willing to step outside the box to talk about entrepreneurship in Detroit. It was a "wow" kind of afternoon at U-M's Ross School of Business. Walter Wasacz reports from the student section.
Model D TV: Inspiration for business, one idea at a time
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Our cameras were rolling as the ideas continued flowing at last Friday's Idealab in Ann Arbor. Tom Hendrickson captured the presenters on stage and tracked them down backstage for this episode of Model D TV.
Leading with vision: A conversation with transit innovator Enrique Penalosa
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Few topics in Detroit resonate historically like transportation. In particular, the current debate about Woodward Light Rail (scaled down but still alive) and a proposed rapid bus transit system. Francis Grunow tracks down visionary change-maker Enrique Penalosa for insight and guidance.
We need to ask: Is gentrification happening in Detroit?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Gentrification has been a hot-button concern in cities around the world for decades. As neighborhoods change, as investments increase, we aim to begin a healthy dialog about what it means for Detroit. Scholar Meagan Elliott dives in as we get ready for our speaker series event.
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Source: HuffPost Detroit
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Source: Detroit Creative Corridor Center
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