Detroit’s parks and streets clean, green thanks to Business Improvement Zone

Friday, June 12th, 2015

There are some things we take for granted now as Detroit continues its resurgence. One of those is safe, clean and green streets and parks with beautiful trees, plants and flowers. It’s not a miracle grow kind of thing. All that greenery comes to us thanks to the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) created […]

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Group hires Block by Block to clean up downtown Detroit

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The civic group Downtown Detroit Partnership has hired a national urban revitalization firm, Block by Block, to run its downtown ambassadors and cleanup program. Block by Block, based in Louisville, Ky., takes over from Goodwill Industries, which has supplied workers for the partnership’s Clean Downtown program since its inception following Super Bowl XL in 2006. […]

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Knight Foundation awards 6 Detroit projects $600K

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Detroit will be one of three cities to have an urban consulate where city dwellers and travelers can have a cross-city cultural exchange. Claire Nelson’s plan to create such consulates — first in Detroit and then in New Orleans and Philadelphia — as a safe space for inquisitive minds and provocative ideas has won praise […]

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Second Edition of “7.2 SQ MI” Report Provides New Data

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Report serves as a tool for investment and measurement in city’s core  March 23, 2015 (Detroit) – A partnership of the Hudson-Webber Foundation, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Midtown Detroit, Inc., Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Invest Detroit released today an updated “7.2 SQ MI” report that tells the continued data story of Greater Downtown Detroit. First […]

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Report: Downtown Detroit improving but work needed

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Greater downtown Detroit has made remarkable advances in recent years in attracting new businesses and residents. But a new report makes clear that revitalization remains far from finished. “We should not confuse progress with success,” Dave Egner, president and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation, said last week as copies of the latest edition of 7.2 […]

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