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Lessons learned from Mackinac(ish): Bringing it all back home

ASSEMBLE@Mackinac(ish) was more than just a reaction to the Mackinac Policy Conference or a party in the woods. Matthew Lewis has this reflection on his experience with the diverse group of Detroiters that got together Up North.

We declare it: 2013 in Detroit year of civic engagement

Declare Detroit's Brad Frost gets inspired by the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. and calls for a year of action in the city. It begins with circling dates for 2013 elections. We can definitely get on with that idea. 

Making the Pivot from DIY to Do It Together

Do-it-yourself Detroit is on borrowed time. Working around the democratically elected government of the city isn’t a long term strategy. One day soon we’ll have to figure out how to address the future of this city that stretches out beyond the horizon of our lifetimes, past the excitement of this burst of energy, past the frustration and decline that has plagued Detroit for 50 years.
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