Huffington Post Detroit highlights the work of the Urban Innovation Exchange and shares more than a dozen videos featuring Detroit'ts urban innovators, created as part of the UIX project.
Writes HuffPost Detroit Associate Editor Kate Abbey-Lambertz:
The Urban Innovation Exchange was launched earlier this year by the Michigan-based Issue Media Group and a host of media and community partners to highlight the work of individual social innovators. A partner of The Huffington Post, the UIX site creates a network of people whose projects range from from teaching fencing to under-privileged youth to providing self-employment opportunities to the homeless.
By sharing the stories of those who are turning their ideas into reality, they hope to inspire others to do the same. What you won't see on the site is a rote formula for community development; instead, the experiences and advice of others and compendium of resources offer many roadmaps for building future projects.
"Detroit's transformation will not result from one or two significant events but from literally thousands of small-scale efforts," said Issue Media Group co-founder Brian Boyle when the site launched in March.
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