It’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.
Coming back from a two-week vacation to realize it’s autumn here!! How quickly the seasons change!
Lafayette Park, Detroit
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.
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
Heartfelt look at the desperation due to the current Detroit transportation system.
Belle Isle aquarium and conservatory
designed by Albert Kahn
photo cred: U. Yousuf
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.
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.
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!