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Residents and grad students make space for new growth in Detroit

Katrina Watkins stood on her front porch in Detroit’s McDougall-Hunt neighborhood staring at the vacant, overgrown stretch of land across the street. …

In Detroit ‘ruin porn’ ignores the voices of those who still call the city home

A staggering 10% of Detroit’s people risk losing their homes this year alone, but the art and photography we see of urban decay do not tell their story<p>On the surface, Detroit can be summed up in one image: an abandoned and gutted home. Detroit is one of the most photographed cities in the world and …

Urban Design

This Video of a Flint Resident Shows the Human Face of a National Disgrace

Two years ago, the state of Michigan decided to save money by switching the city of Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron to the notoriously-polluted …

Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin sets NHL’s fastest skater record

Dylan Larkin is very, very fast. That helped the only rookie at this NHL All-Star weekend make quite the debut.<p>The Detroit Red Wings forward won not only the title of fastest skater at this event but set the record for the fastest lap around a full rink. He topped Mike Gartner's time of 13.386 …

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Team Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal Are Making a Film About the 1967 Detroit Riots

Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal seem cinematically inseparable — the two became known as a collaborative pair for their …

Homeless man now accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express

For some people, begging is a business.<p>Abe Hagenston has been homeless in Detroit for the past seven years. It's been a struggle for him to find a …

The Case for Branding More Immigrant Neighborhoods in Detroit

“We have Mexicantown, we have Greektown. So, let’s have Banglatown.”<p>Ehsan Taqbeem has a vision for Conant Avenue, a commercial strip that runs from Detroit’s east side into the neighboring city of Hamtramck: colorful rickshaws riding up and down the thoroughfare, first-rate Bangladeshi restaurants …

One of the country's poorest cities is suddenly becoming a food mecca

No more. Detroit is in the midst of a culinary transformation. Rock-bottom housing stock and an emerging generation of young restaurateurs and chefs settling in to experiment have brought new restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms, cocktail bars, pop-up events and quirky lunch spots promising …

These Trends Will Influence All Businesses And Brands In 2016, According To Ford

Sheryl Connelly, the automaker’s in-house futurist, sees 2016 as a time of “inspiration, ingenuity and identity.”<p>The <i>Looking Further with Ford 2016</i> global trends report confirms what you can deduce by looking at your Twitter or Facebook feed right now—people are upset and frustrated by what’s going …

Business Insider is hiring a research associate for BI Intelligence

BI Intelligence is a research service from Business Insider that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis on the tech industry to high-level executives. We publish newsletters and in-depth reports, as well as an extensive library of charts and data that help subscribers stay on top of key tech …

Detroit natives wary as recovery threatens to push them out

DETROIT (AP) — Gritty residents and business owners who stuck with Detroit through the economic bad times fear they could be priced out during the …

Here’s What Really Happens When You ‘Delete’ Something on the Internet

A privacy lawyer reveals where your data actually goes<p>You know that in 2015, nothing you put on social media is truly private. But what about those embarrassing tweets or Facebook statuses that you posted years ago, but have since deleted? Can you ever truly scrub something from the Internet?<p>The …

Murals in the Market A Permanent Reminder of Design Fest

Eastern Market and the <b>Detroit Design Festival</b> unveiled a series of 45 murals in the treasured old-line shopping district last week. Organizers say that the murals' goal, in part, is creating "a shared sense of place." Managed by fine art publisher <b>1XRUN</b> and Market-based <b>Inner State Gallery</b>, the …

Society Confidential: Studio and historic group team up

<b>United Sound, Detroit Sound Conservancy team up</b><p>The Detroit Sound Conservancy is entering into a partnership with historic recording studio United …

Conservation staff working on iconic Joe Louis sculpture in Detroit

DETROIT -- "The Fist" is getting fixed up.<p>Work began Wednesday on Detroit's massive sculpture of the arm and hand of heavyweight champion Joe …

3 Steps to Get Prospects Coming Back to Your Website

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is often said that a visitor spends not more than seven seconds to get her first impressions about your website. But sales seldom happen in those first few seconds. Depending on what you sell, it might take anywhere between 7 …

Marketing

The New Math for Analytic Data

There is an old Business Intelligence Axiom that has always held true:<b>BI Axiom</b>: <i>Dirty data in -> Dirty data out</i>The New Math for Analytic DataWhen …

The teens have spoken, and this is their favorite social media platform

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that websites like Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter are eclipsing the likes of other social media …

How to handle social media threats like ones made toward Michigan punter Blake O'Neill

University of Michigan punter Blake O'Neill has had plenty of support, not just abuse, since his fumbled snap allowed archrival Michigan State to …

Social Media