Archive | November, 2012

Forget Big Boxes! Five (pretty sweet) Reasons for Keeping Your Detroit Dollars Local

A remarkable number of shops are opening in Detroit and many others have stayed the course the past few years. Since moving here four years ago, I’ve made it my personal mission to support these stores and to make every possible purchase I can in the city. Is that always easy?  No, but I have […]

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Detroit – Getting Rid of that Nagging Doubt Once and for All

Why would you go there? The question nagged me as I prepared for the University of Michigan’s “Semester in Detroit Program” – where 25 of us would travel to Detroit, immersing ourselves in hands-on urban studies classes and community internships over the summer. And ever since I completed my two-month term in the city, I’m […]

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