This is the first post in a new D3 blog series looking at employment and commuting patterns in Detroit and the surrounding region.
The recent Detroit Free Press feature on James Robertson, a Detroit resident who faces a four-hour commute to his job in Rochester that can involve twenty-one miles of walking, provides a new [Read on...]
Photo courtesy of Urban Innovation Exchange, December 2014.
Three years ago, D3 and Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX) set out to learn more about urban innovators and their impact projects in Detroit. Since then, we’ve designed a powerful research model to document and map this ecosystem through primary data collection and network analysis. Our research [Read on...]
ArtServe Michigan recently released a report regarding the importance of the arts and culture as a stimulus to economic improvement in the State of Michigan. One of the results of their Michigan Culture Data Project finds that “in 2010, arts, culture and historical attractions and events accounted for $2.1 billion, or 17 percent, of total [Read on...]
Can a simple paper airplane lift Detroit's economy?
I was reading USA Today over the holiday break and came across a small story with the title, “Paper airplane flight sets record.” According to the article, Japanese paper airplane virtuoso Takua Toda set a world record for a hand-launched paper airplane on December 27, 2009. [Read on...]