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Design Guidelines for Robust Engagement

To support the initial phase of development of Design Guidelines for Robust Engagement, a clear and accessible set of evidence-based guidelines that promote effective strategies for increasing civic engagement via design.

PASSENGER

To support the pilot phase of Passenger Center (PASSENGER), a proposed residency for emerging creative practitioners in Detroit's Capitol Park district, where they can share their work with expanded audiences, markets, and provide a proof of concept for the PASSENGER live/work/create concept.

The Idea Center @ MDC

To support The Idea Center, which will provide Miami Dade College's large and uniquely diverse student body with the space and resources to connect, collaborate, build and develop their entrepreneurial ideas, thereby helping Miami to harness and retain more of its locally produced talent.

Photostreamer

To promote journalistic excellence by prototyping Photostreamer, an open source device to stream photographs to newsrooms as they are taken.

Allied Media Projects

To expand the annual Allied Media Conference to include a full music showcase, further exploring the intersection of art and social change

WLRN Human-Centered Design

To support WLRN's use of human-centered design methods to improve its journalism, through staff training and a design engagement with MAYA Design.

2015 Eastern Market District Plan

To complete a planning process with longstanding and new stakeholders, to leverage and build upon infrastructure improvements of Detroit's central open-air market - ultimately improving Detroit's core city vibrancy.

Global Detroit

To accelerate a regional economic development initiative that taps into immigrants as drivers of economic growth, job creation and neighborhood revitalization.

Global Great Lakes Network

To support and continue the development of the Global Great Lakes Network, a nascent network of regional immigration economic development initiatives across the Midwest - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.

Macon Beall's Hill Revitalization (PRI)

To complete the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood within the College Hill Corridor and serve as a national model through a combination of grant and program-related investments establishing perpetual revolving loan funds for rehabilitating homes, building new homes, facade improvements, energy efficiency projects and down payment assistance.

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