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Organizations Creating Economic Opportunity by Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs - ICIC

Written by Ted Archer, JPMorgan Chase and Kim Zeuli, ICIC As part of its Small Business Forward initiative, JPMorgan Chase supports women, minority and vet

How America’s dying rust belt town can transform into “smart cities” of the future

What is it that allows some cities to escape the “boom and bust” town narrative to become livable, workable, and sustainable? And can these models be replicated in other small, struggling towns?

This company hired anyone who applied. Now it’s starting a movement

Greyston Bakery uses a practice of open hiring: filling positions on a first-come, first-served basis, no questions asked. Now it wants to teach other companies how to do the same.

Detroit: Entrepreneurs are reviving a once-bankrupt city

Detroit's bankruptcy became a reset for the Motor City, triggering a rally cry to help rebuild and revitalize its entrepreneurial spirit and turn it into an emerging startup hub.

This class helps developing-world solutions reach people in need

The innovations emerging from Stanford University’s Design for Extreme Affordability course are both viable business models and sensitive to local needs.

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Lessons from a revitalized neighborhood in Washington, DC.

The Bitter Battle to Turn an Old Factory Into a 21st Century 'Eco-Village' | WIRED

A bold plan to redevelop Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant has become the focus of a fight over density, traffic, and the future of cities.

The Other High Line Effect: How N.Y.C.’s Glitziest Park Spread Extreme Inequality

Urban revitalization has a dark side, as a new film about the much vaunted–and widely copied–High Line shows.

Measuring what matters in the commons – Reimagining the Civic Commons – Medium

You see it in the news every day. Nearly every trend line shows that the U.S. is a country in the grips of increased polarization, segregation, social isolation and economic inequality. Trust in free…

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Lessons from a revitalized neighborhood in Washington, DC.

These extraordinary bricks reflect sunlight into dark streets

Natural light may be the best way to enhance depressed urban areas.

Turning The Corner | Data Driven Detroit

Exploring new methods to track neighborhood change closer to real time, understand how people feel about it, and provide the information to people who can actually do something about it. 

Detroit Seeks Proposals for Old Redford Revitalization Project

City of Detroit officials are seeking developers to remake a one third square mile section of Old Redford by rehabilitating 43 vacant houses and demolishing 23 others that are not salvageable. Similar to the recent announcement of the Ella Fitzgerald revitalization project, the Old Redford project will include landscaping and ongoing maintenance of 175 vacant lots.

Churches as business incubators? In some Detroit neighborhoods, absolutely

Typically thought of as inhabiting only the spiritual realm or providing support for the indigent, Detroit churches are branching out to be more than that for their neighborhoods�as business incubators and job skill trainers.

What's It Take to Revive a City? A Good Spot to Grab a Bite Helps

Spending on restaurants is growing rapidly in American cities. It’s a good sign of things to come. 

Can This Fund Make Detroit the Capital of Tech for Good?

The Macomb Innovation Fund is nurturing enterprise in Detroit — with a focus on altruism. 

Why Investors Are Betting That Bike Sharing Is the Next Uber

'Dockless' bike-sharing companies are attracting investments from top-flight VC firms and private equity.

In Detroit, the end of blight is in sight

“SPERAMUS meliora; resurget cineribus”: the Latin incantation, offered by a French Catholic priest after a fire nearly destroyed the city in 1805, is Detroit’s motto—“We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes.” The once-great city, the “arsenal of democracy” during the second world war and home of the world’s most innovati...

The Evil Genius Ways The Wealthy, Cities, And Businesses Try To Control Urban Spaces

A new book, The Arsenal of Exclusion and Inclusion, examines the fascinating techniques used to keep people out–and bring people in–to different areas of our cities.

Detroit’s Food Revival Is Leaving Black Restaurateurs Behind

Most of the restaurants named in the so-called culinary revival are white-owned

A hospital's garden helps feed food-insecure families

The community garden at Arkansas Children’s Hospital nourishes not only crops but also hungry families.The Little Rock hospital collaborated with the local univ...