10th August 2014 @ 03:42pm


Detroit Neighborhood Arts Workshops - Summer Intensive July 7-24, 2014

Students re-imagined flags for the city of Detroit.

Faculty comments about the class:

"Excellent, well behaved students, hard workers"
"Great use of all the elements of art. Great sense of composition and color theory."

"Once they get going, they are difficult to stop! Always drawing, always dreaming up new ideas!"

#detroit #student art
3rd March 2014 @ 10:14pm


Detroit Region Census track population density change 1970-2010

by Butter-Tub :

The population data came from the US Census, downloaded from NHGIS, and joined in ArcGIS. The 3D visualizations were created in ArcScene, exported for each year, and then loaded into GIMP as layer files. From there it was a simple export to GIF.

(via livinginthed)

#detroit #interesting map!
9th January 2013 @ 09:28am
Detroit: Future City


imageIt’s a big week here in Motown as Detroit Works unveils their long-awaited strategic planning framework for the future of the city. Two years of study and 30,000+ conversations with the public neatly bound into a 349-page document. Intense.

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#detroit #design #urban studies #urban farming #urban planning #urbanism
22nd December 2012 @ 12:57pm


Inside Detroit Mercantile near Eastern Market.

#detroit #eastern market #i wanna make cool candles!
4th November 2012 @ 09:25am


Good morning Detroit

#detroit #are you kidding me #i want to be in a detroit highrise
24th October 2012 @ 03:34pm


Detroit’s partially implemented Woodward Plan. 

#Detroit #Urban Planning #Architecture
7th October 2012 @ 11:07am


Coming back from a two-week vacation to realize it’s autumn here!!  How quickly the seasons change!

Lafayette Park, Detroit

#mies van der rohe #detroit #lafayette park #lafayette towers
5th August 2012 @ 12:36pm

Presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land, this video features an hour-long presentation and discussion of new and revived public spaces in Detroit. It is part of Beyond the High Line, an ongoing series of free talks to educate and inspire conversation about the transformation of the country’s out-of-use industrial infrastructure into public open space.

In this video, Faye Alexander Nelson, of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and Phillip Cooley, of the Roosevelt Park Conservancy, talk about the role that public spaces in Detroit is playing in the city’s evolution.

Beyond the High Line continues in the fall with free public talks on New York City’s Low Line and New Orleans’ Lafitte Corridor. To get the dates, times, locations, and more details about these talks and others, visit www.thehighline.org to sign up for our email newsletter, like the High Line on Facebook, or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter.

#Detroit #Michigan #urban planning #urbanism #public space #Detroit Riverfront
26th April 2012 @ 05:42pm
Update on the students who walked out yesterday in Detroit



basically: mass suspensions. all for demanding a quality education.

but also—resistance: students are talking about running a freedom school during the week of suspensions!

I hope they do so. I feel as though the freedom school would be significantly more threatening to the establishment that refuses to give them an education. refuse to teach us? we’ll teach ourselves… and you might not like what we learn

(via seriouslyamerica)

#detroit #michigan #education
16th February 2012 @ 08:41pm

Faces of Transportation 11-30-11 from Project S.N.A.P. on Vimeo.

Heartfelt look at the desperation due to the current Detroit transportation system.

#transportation #Detroit
6th February 2012 @ 05:14pm


Belle Isle aquarium and conservatory

designed by Albert Kahn

photo cred: U. Yousuf

#belle isle #michigan #detroit
6th February 2012 @ 04:39pm
Belle Isle Aquarium Opens to Public


Are you guys understanding that this place is open now? I mean… not permanently, and there’s still quite a bit of work to be done, but it’s opening. 

There are fish in the tanks and people walking around. And volunteers are claiming because of calls on Facebook/Tumblr. They’ve received the dedication, time, bodies they’ve needed to make it happen.

A little bit I wanna hold an event there.

#persons! #awesomeness #detroit #belle isle
3rd February 2012 @ 09:12am


Photo shoot inside the Guardian Building. (Taken with instagram)

(Source: generalanthropology, via detroitlives)

14th December 2011 @ 09:20am
Sign to Reinstate M-1 Light Rail!


Hey! Sign this petition, aimed at reinstating the M-1 light rail!

While I realize there is a budget deficit right now, and we’re fighting to be an independent city, don’t forget we were awarded money to take advantage of creating this light rail. And while we know it won’t be finished quickly, studies have shown that mass transit actively improves the life of city residents, thus boosting our economy. Take a second-do the right thing.


#Detroit #Light Rail #Woodward
12th December 2011 @ 10:39am


The project is currently in 13th place and needs to be in the top ten in order to receive a $50,000 grant from Pepsi. Vote!

#detroit #belle isle #aquarium #one of my greatest wishes is for this place to be restored