“Pay as you drive” insurance may become commonplace in Detroit someday. But will Detroit be prepared?
PAYD means that the more you drive the more you pay for insurance and conversely the less you drive the more you save on insurance. Like having to pay for gas and, to some extent, more maintenance on […]
There is a new report out from the Brookings Institute written by Christopher Leinberger, a professor at the University of Michigan, that surveys the top 30 metropolitan areas of the United States and ranks them by how many walkable urban areas they have. According to the Brookings Institute list Detroit comes in at number […]
It finally happened! Quicken Loans has announced that they will locate their consolidated headquarters in downtown Detroit moving some 4000 employees from around the metro area back to the city.
“After two years of speculation and negotiations, Quicken Loans and Rock Financial founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert told the Free Press on Monday that he […]
Hip-hop group, liquor company lend support to AIDS cause
They hail from the Conant Gardens neighborhood on the East Side, and their hearts remain in their city as they travel the globe. And Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village came home last week, teaming up with Remy Martin to donate $7,500 to AIDS Partnership Michigan.
The donation, which […]
Longtime Ann Arbor-area blogger “Murph” of the Common Monkeyflower has just ended his five post tenure at Metro Mode as the featured guest blogger. Having spent years studying urban planning and using Ann Arbor and the Detroit-area as the subject of his mental canvas I think he has a pretty good idea of […]
All’s fair in Ann Arbor this week
While art fairs are a dime a dozen in the summer, those in the know don’t want to miss The Big One in Ann Arbor, Mich.
This year’s Ann Arbor Art Fairs — basically a collection of four art fairs for the free price of one — starts today and […]
Woodward Avenue Action Association Encourages Metro Detroiter’s, Businesses and Religious Organizations to Register for the ‘Hands Along Woodward’ Human Chain
Woodward Avenue Action
Association (WA3) is encouraging metro Detroiter’s, businesses and
religious organizations to register for “Hands Along Woodward,” a human
chain that will run along sidewalks on the west side of Woodward Avenue 27
miles from the Detroit River […]
While some of us, although not near the enough of us, are occupied with the thought of future scarcity of fossil fuels there is another natural resource that is destined to become in high demand despite decreasing supply. That is water. Already much of this planet’s population lacks access to potable water, water without arsenic […]