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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.

The Art of Neighborhood Innovation recapped

Artists skilled at community and business development were our panelists at this standing room only event at one of  MOCAD's largest galleries. Just for you, Cass Corridor Films and Walter Wasacz were there to report it all. 
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VIDEO: Derek Aguirre, Racquet Up

Racquet Up is an out-of-school youth development program which uses the sport of squash to make a difference in the lives of Detroit youth. Here Executive Director Derek Aguirre shares with UIX why this program is so important and the kind of long-term positive impact it can make. Video by DETROIT LIVES

VIDEO: Kimo Frederiksen

Kimo Frederiksen owns True Body Fitness in Corktown, an intimate fitness center that offers one-on-one personal training in a private atmosphere as well as group classes. He has also partnered with the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park to mentor one of their youths. In everything he does, Frederiksen is helping to change lives one little bit at a time. Video by DETROIT LIVES!

VIDEO: Bobby Smith

How do you get kids excited about learning? Give them a sword. Bobby Smith of En Garde! Detroit explains how fencing fosters concentration and focus, skills needed for academic success. Video by DETROIT LIVES!
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