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Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.

UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join us Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

UIX Q&A: Alok Sharma, Sharma Analytics and Detroit Startup Drinks

National Day of Civic Hacking is May 31, so we thought we'd check in with UIX innovator Alok Sharma of Sharma Analytics and Detroit Startup Drinks to see what's on his mind and up his sleeve.

UIX Q&A: Jessie Feller, Meeting of the Minds

Meeting of the Minds is one of the premier annual leadership summits focused on urban sustainability, innovation and connected technology. The organization will hold its annual conference in Detroit this year September 30 through October 2. Here Managing Director Jessie Feller introduces Detroiters to the concept.

Impact Day 2013

Once a year, on a day dubbed IMPACT Day, Deloitte—the global business services and consulting agency—focuses its impressive resources and talents on volunteering in the community. UIX's Tunde Wey reports from this year's installment. 

Fashion & Technology: Could industry cross-breeding become Detroit’s future?

Detroit is seeing a new wave of creative startups, and fashion is one industry on the rise. Recently, more capital has been made available to technology companies, aiming to turn Detroit into a “Silicon Valley of the Midwest." If, as they say, 90% of fashion is marketing, and social media use is at a high, shouldn’t apparel businesses be considered an investment opportunity in Detroit’s creative economy? What ways can we extend these tech startup incentives to multiple industries?

Innovation in Action: Allied Media Projects

Working out of the Furniture Factory in the Cass Corridor, Allied Media Projects is all about innovation, interaction and collaboration. Matthew Piper takes us behind the scenes.
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