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Road to Readiness Applications Open

August 28, 2018
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Road to Readiness is a comprehensive, 5-part business education series on financial management and capital readiness.  Classes are every Monday morning in October from 8:30 am – 12:00 noon.  Topics covered are as follows: October 1 – Capital readiness, break even points, and basic projections October 8 – Record keeping, financial statements, and taxes October…

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18 Finalists Named in Inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit Awards

August 10, 2018

AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit are thrilled to officially announce the 18 businesses selected as finalists for the first Commerce Design Detroit Awards program. The finalists were selected from a highly competitive group of 37 submissions, representing a broad range of businesses, scales and neighborhoods. The Jury, featuring both local and international design practitioners, will gather in Detroit…

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Road to Readiness: Apply

August 9, 2018

Are you ready to grow your product-based business? You can’t do it without a thorough understanding of your numbers and strategic management of your capital assets.  Road to Readiness will set you up for success.This 5 part financial management and capital readiness program takes place at TechTown Detroit every Monday morning in October from 8:00 am…

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Gensler Research Institute: Experience Index

July 26, 2018

What makes a space great? And how do you measure human experience? The Gensler Experience IndexSM is the result of a multi-year research effort to identify and quantify the factors of design that impact the human experience. We surveyed more than 4,000 people across the U.S., and spent more than 60 hours in one-on-one ethnographic studies, to…

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A Green Energy Village in Detroit Eastern Market: Establishing a Strategy for Scalability and Integrated Assessment

July 26, 2018

Featured in Graham Sustainability Institute University of Mcigahin Project Team Paul Draus – U-M Dearborn, Behavioral Sciences Juliette Roddy – U-M Dearborn, Health and Human Services Kevin (Hua) Bai – U-M Dearborn, Electrical and Computer Engineering Joshua Newell – U-M School for Environment and Sustainability Dan Carmody – Eastern Market Corporation Lydia Levinson – Eastern…

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Tiffany Brown, Urban Arts Collective

July 26, 2018
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Featured in Architect Magazine By Elizabeth Greenspan “I want to give everything I have learned to girls who are walking my path. I want to make sure they know it’s up to them to advocate for our communities.” Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA, who along with Michael Ford and Eryk Christian co-founded the nonprofit Urban Arts…

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Public x Design Detroit

July 25, 2018

Public x Design: from inclusion to equity is requesting proposals for sessions at our 2018 convening in Detroit, MI. Session leaders will receive complimentary registration to the conference. Due: 5PM EDT July 31, 2018 Questions: publicxdesign@gehlinstitute.org Public x Design, now in its third year, brings together a diverse group of people who contribute to the…

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The Seebaldt Pilot honored with two global sustainability awards

July 25, 2018

It Starts At Home and studio[Ci] LLC celebrated two major recognitions for the Seebaldt Pilot, a project funded by the US Department of Energy that is implementing a Net Zero Energy (NZE) district in Detroit/48204 serving Low and Moderate Income (LMI) households. The LafargeHolcim Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland honored the project as a model for sustainable, grassroots development, issuing a Gold…

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Does Your City Need a Chief Design Officer?

June 15, 2018

From 99U By By Laura Feinstein Tech companies, non-profits, even government agencies all have Chief Design Officers. Could your community benefit from one? (And what exactly would they do?) There’s no disputing design’s growing contribution to the evolution of cities. From ambitious public art projects to the rise of the global “design district,” both private and public sectors…

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Design Center in a Box

June 10, 2018

Detroit’s commercial corridors are dominated by vacant storefronts and empty lots, including those adjacent to the strongest, most populated residential neighborhoods. New hope is on the horizon with a City-led public/private partnership initiative intended to expand investment in the public realm, encourage pedestrians, and support existing businesses. Nevertheless, in an uncertain market, and with poor…

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