The Detroit Declaration

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The Detroit Declaration

  1. 1. CEOs for Cities Urban Leaders Summit 2010 - Detroit Provocation: Voices from a New Generation of Innovators and the Detroit Declaration Panelists: Austin Black II, City Living Detroit Sean Mann, Let’s Save Michigan Claire Nelson, Bureau of Urban Living Sandra Yu, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Moderator: Benjamin Kennedy, Kresge Foundation  
  2. 2. Ten Reasons We Wake Up Every Morning In Detroit Prepared by Claire Nelson & Sean Mann / November 2010
  3. 3. Local, Independent Businesses •  Open City •  Invest Detroit •  TechTown
  4. 4. Burton Theatre  
  5. 5. West Willis
  6. 6. Advocacy & Political Action •  Detroit Declaration •  Let’s Save Michigan •  Detroit Works Project
  7. 7. Launched online Jan 2010 12,600+ Fans
  8. 8. Urban Agriculture & Local Food •  Grown in Detroit •  Eastern Market •  Gourmet Underground •  Community Gardens
  9. 9. Eastern Market  
  10. 10. Gourmet Underground  
  11. 11. Sustainable Adaptive Re-Use •  Green Garage •  Green Alley •  Hanging Gardens Project •  Powerhouse Project
  12. 12. Before After
  13. 13. Hanging Gardens Project  
  14. 14. Powerhouse Project  
  15. 15. New Neighborhood Traditions •  Detroit City Futbol League •  Marche du Nain Rouge •  Canfield Street Market •  Detroit Party Marching Band
  16. 16. Detroit City Futbol League  
  17. 17. Detroit Party Marching Band  
  18. 18. Bike Culture & New Greenways •  Tour de Troit •  Critical Mass •  Dequindre Cut
  19. 19. Tour de Troit  
  20. 20. Dequindre Cut  
  21. 21. Regional Transit (Not yet, but hopefully someday. SOON would be nice. Please & thank you!)
  22. 22. Public Art Projects & Collectives   •  Detroit Lives! •  Detroit Soup •  Heidelberg Project •  Hygienic Dress League •  Juxtapoz •  Imagination Station •  The Lot •  Loveland •  Popps Packing •  Powerhouse Project •  Public Art Workz •  Public Pool •  Street Culture Mash
  23. 23. Hygienic Dress League  
  24. 24. Powerhouse Project  
  25. 25. Public Art Workz  
  26. 26. Public Pool  
  27. 27. The Lot, North Corktown  
  28. 28. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit  
  29. 29. City Kids & Families (Not every young family is high-tailing it to the suburbs.)
  30. 30. Good Media: Changing the Narrative •  NYTimes et al •  Detroit Lives! •  Lemonade Detroit •  Grown in Detroit
  31. 31. 2010 Headlines: “In Detroit, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Hard Times” “Shrinking Detroit Back to Greatness” “Detroit Goes From Gloom to Economic Bright Spot” “Wringing Art Out of Rubble” “Detroit’s Midtown Thrives As It Builds On The Past” “Growing Together” “Detroit’s Renewal, Slow-Cooked”
  32. 32. Communities Taking Ownership •  Public Spaces •  Blight •  Redevelopment
  33. 33. Clark Park Coalition, Southwest Detroit  
  34. 34. Is that ten reasons? (I’m sure we can think of more.)
  35. 35. DetroitDeclaration.com

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