Tag Archives: Detroit

Light the night: community-owned solar street lamps in Detroit

When Highland Park’s street lights were repossessed, community members took action. Find out how a grassroots group plans to use solar power to make their streets safer.

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Op-ed: Privatize Detroit water for the public’s benefit

Praxia Partners’ founder, Joe Recchie, and Peter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University, recently published an op-ed about an innovative idea to strengthen Detroit: privatize its powerful water and sewer department.

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Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy

Last week, we shared Praxia Partners’ Joe Recchie’s innovative plan for Detroit’s water and sewer system: transfer ownership to an entity that benefits the city.

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This week in community development: 4/18/14

Every week, Praxia Partners shares important community-building news. Check out what we’ve been reading this week.

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An innovative plan to support Detroit’s recovery

While Detroit struggles with the effects of its bankruptcy, leading thinkers gathered at Wayne State University to discuss solutions. The conference, Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities, was held last week, and Praxia Partners’ founder and … Continue reading

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This week in community development: 3/28/14

Every week, Praxia Partners shares important community-building news. Check out what we’ve been reading this week.

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Fighting blight in Detroit

While city officials focus on Detroit’s dire economic straits, residents tackle urban blight head on. From Nick Carey’s article:

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