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Let's bring a Drive-In/Bike-In Movie Theater to the lot behind Goodwill on Poinsett Highway...

Let's bring a Drive-In/Bike-In Movie Theater to the lot behind Goodwill on Poinsett Highway...

Like the bike version of a classic drive-in restaurant that lets diners eat without leaving their car, this stand lets bikers enjoy coffee without getting off their two-wheeled rides. (The German sign in the photo says "Drive up. Ring. Enjoy your coffee.") The Velokafi stand was designed to include a tabletop, a place to dock your bike, and side rails to rest your feet as you perch.

Like the bike version of a classic drive-in restaurant that lets diners eat without leaving their car, this stand lets bikers enjoy coffee without getting off their two-wheeled rides. (The German sign in the photo says "Drive up. Ring. Enjoy your coffee.") The Velokafi stand was designed to include a tabletop, a place to dock your bike, and side rails to rest your feet as you perch.

Hot Bread Kitchen increases economic security for foreign-born and low-income women and men by opening access to the billion dollar specialty food industry. We do this through our culinary workforce and business incubation programs, Project Launch and HBK Incubates.

Hot Bread Kitchen increases economic security for foreign-born and low-income women and men by opening access to the billion dollar specialty food industry. We do this through our culinary workforce and business incubation programs, Project Launch and HBK Incubates.

D:pop is part of a social entrepreneurship venture spearheaded by Detroit Pop, LLC. that helps entrepreneurs who might not have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces. Our upcoming website will highlight its impact by documenting the entrepreneurs featured in the space through video content, entrepreneur profiles, and virtual pop-up sales. Detroit-area entrepreneurs and creators are encouraged to apply for a pop-up shop all year ’round!

D:pop is part of a social entrepreneurship venture spearheaded by Detroit Pop, LLC. that helps entrepreneurs who might not have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces. Our upcoming website will highlight its impact by documenting the entrepreneurs featured in the space through video content, entrepreneur profiles, and virtual pop-up sales. Detroit-area entrepreneurs and creators are encouraged to apply for a pop-up shop all year ’round!

D:pop is a unique retail experience that creates an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase a pop-up-style retail space in addition to featuring a static selection of locally made and sourced products. Each pop-up shop is connected to a virtual e-commerce pop-up shop, video profile, marketing support, social media engagement, and a launch event. Detroit Pop aims to help entrepreneurs who might not have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces.

D:pop is a unique retail experience that creates an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to showcase a pop-up-style retail space in addition to featuring a static selection of locally made and sourced products. Each pop-up shop is connected to a virtual e-commerce pop-up shop, video profile, marketing support, social media engagement, and a launch event. Detroit Pop aims to help entrepreneurs who might not have the time, means, or resources to operate their own independent retail spaces.

How can economic processes be transformed to gain solidarity and shared prosperity?   How can processes of "mutual learning and teaching" be integrated? central question is quality. How can we programmatically support a "cycle of virtuosity" going up and not down in a "vicious cycle", and how can we as urban designer organize our planned withdrawal, since this becomes a question of sustainability and resource efficiency as well.

How can economic processes be transformed to gain solidarity and shared prosperity? How can processes of "mutual learning and teaching" be integrated? central question is quality. How can we programmatically support a "cycle of virtuosity" going up and not down in a "vicious cycle", and how can we as urban designer organize our planned withdrawal, since this becomes a question of sustainability and resource efficiency as well.

COLORS-Detroit is a non-profit restaurant where we strengthen our city from the grassroots by using local ingredients and providing job training.  COLORS equips unemployed community residents with the life skills, job training, and work experience they need to pursue careers in the hospitality and food service industry.    Our ten-week training program combines classroom and hands-on learning with national and college-level cert.

COLORS-Detroit is a non-profit restaurant where we strengthen our city from the grassroots by using local ingredients and providing job training. COLORS equips unemployed community residents with the life skills, job training, and work experience they need to pursue careers in the hospitality and food service industry. Our ten-week training program combines classroom and hands-on learning with national and college-level cert.

Street sweeping on three wheels: the municipal workshop and the project Utility NOW were a collaboration of an Outreach student, the city of York, and the Coleman Center for the Arts. The city's Public Works Department lacked equipment and transportation necessary for city work crews to complete their duties. Pedal-powered street-sweepers and utility tricycles and bicycles were developed for the city crews.

Street sweeping on three wheels: the municipal workshop and the project Utility NOW were a collaboration of an Outreach student, the city of York, and the Coleman Center for the Arts. The city's Public Works Department lacked equipment and transportation necessary for city work crews to complete their duties. Pedal-powered street-sweepers and utility tricycles and bicycles were developed for the city crews.

Ideating, pattern-making, finding materials, ordering samples, tooling and producing — these are the six once-mystical steps of manufacturing that are becoming easier to understand and take part in, thanks to New York-based startup Maker's Row.    Founded by Matthew Burnett and Tanya Menendez, Maker's Row is an online directory of America's top manufacturers. The site makes an industry traditionally based on old-school communications align with today's expectations of transparency.

Maker's Row and the Future of American Manufacturing

Ideating, pattern-making, finding materials, ordering samples, tooling and producing — these are the six once-mystical steps of manufacturing that are becoming easier to understand and take part in, thanks to New York-based startup Maker's Row. Founded by Matthew Burnett and Tanya Menendez, Maker's Row is an online directory of America's top manufacturers. The site makes an industry traditionally based on old-school communications align with today's expectations of transparency.

REV Birmingham has learned some lessons that other cities can apply to their own efforts: 1. Collaborate across sectors. 2. Employ data- and community-driven strategies. 3. Lay the policy infrastructure.

REV Birmingham has learned some lessons that other cities can apply to their own efforts: 1. Collaborate across sectors. 2. Employ data- and community-driven strategies. 3. Lay the policy infrastructure.

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