July 2015 – Page 7 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2015

Week Six

Wow! Time has really flown by. I would not say this is a, “just yesterday” moment but the clock really does keep ticking. I have been so fortunate to experience Detroit from a different lens. I have always been an on the ground person. Woking directly with people but working in an administrative type of …

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Week Six (6) Blog – Free Form: The Michigan Renewable Energy Fair and a Man in Suspenders

About two weeks ago, on Friday 26 June, I got to attend the Michigan Renewable Energy Fair. My supervisor Jennifer and I had to leave Ferndale around 7 A.M. to reach the fair by 9/9:30 A.M. Jen was kind enough to drive us all the way to Ingham County Fairgrounds, where we roamed around listening …

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Week 5-Transit in Detroit

Regional Transit eyeing new fare card technology You may have noticed the construction, heavy traffic, and loud noises, along Woodward Avenue. This project, known as the M-1 Rail, will consist of a tranportation system that will operate on Woodward Ave, Gratiot Ave, and Michigan Ave. The problem in Detroit and Metro Detroit is that the …

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Week Five: News in Detroit

In Detroit we hear a lot about the negative aspects of life like rapes, killings, and violence against the nation so I would like to share some great news. People are not exposed to the positive highlights of Detroit like community activities, free events, and the great places to sight-see. “Detroit’s beloved doorman: ‘I’m back …

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You Think You Know

http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/peoples-water-board-makes-70-mile-justice-journey-walking-from-detroit-to-flint The article above is about the rally that took place today downtown in front of the Spirit of Detroit to kick off the Detroit to Flint Water Justice Journey. The campaign, started by the People’s Water Board, is an effort to protest the city’s mass shutoff of water to over twenty-five thousand households.   People’s Water …

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