Detroit

General Motors, GM, Flint, Flint water crisis, recycling, waste diversion, social enterprise, plastic, PET bottles, Leon Kaye, Detroit

GM Churns 2 Million Water Bottles Into Fleece

General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.
Detroit, JPMorgan Chase, banking, capital, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, urbanization, smart cities

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…
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Ford to Make Car Parts From Captured CO2

Ford will soon use captured carbon dioxide to make foam and plastic for its vehicles.
Smart cities, megacities, Leon Kaye, urbanization, Abu Dhabi, India, Detroit, sustainable development, Argentina, Brazil

Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…
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Mobility in a Net-Zero World

Prominent thought leaders discuss autonomous vehicles, smart cities and mobility in a net-zero world.
Ford, ALEC, climate change, Detroit, Leon Kaye, lobbying

Ford the Latest Company to Dump ALEC

Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to…
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Ford Promotes Teen Safe-Driving Program at Detroit Auto Show

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford devoted part of its floor-space to promote its teen safe-driving program.
Mobility, car sharing, GM, Lyft, connectivity, Leon Kaye, Detroit

GM-Lyft Agreement a Big Step Toward the Future of Mobility

This week’s agreement between GM and Lyft is an important milestone as we witness the definition of car ownership rapidly evolve.
Google, Ford, driverless cars, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Leon Kaye, Uber, Mcity

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…
Michigan, Detroit, farming, Michigan Good Food Fund, entrepreneurship, Eastern Market, agriculture, food access, food security

Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…
polar bear at Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo Raising Funds to Turn Animal Poop Into Energy and Fertilizer

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. launched a crowdfunding campaign for a biodigester that will produce energy from animal manure…
YesWeCode, computer science, hackathons, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, coding, STEM, STEM inclusion, Detroit, SAP, Twitter Chat, Twitter

The STEM Jobs Gap and Minority Youth Engagement

#YesWeCode, led by Van Jones, advocates for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) inclusion and wider access to computer science education for minority…
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3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…
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Detroit Water Shutoff Crisis: Public Water Brigade Grows

The Detroit water shutoffs continue to grow each month, with the number surpassing 30,000 since January 2014. It's given rise to international protests…
General Motors, GM, Technical Center, Detroit, Warren, Michigan, architecture, mid century, Modernism week, LEED, green building, Leon Kaye

Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.