District 3 in Detroit, MI, is home to nearly 100,000 residents with a per capita income of $12,561. Despite its sizeable low-income population, District 3’s churches, community organizations, and several hundred businesses have held the social fabric of the neighborhood together for decades in the face of economic divestment and municipal neglect. Since 2011, residents have developed a grassroots survey of local land-use challenges and opportunities, building a vision for the creation and maintenance of public green spaces to fuel the District’s revitalization.
Supported by ArtPlace, Create Northeast Detroit ("Create NED") is a partnership between Restore NED, Allied Media Projects, and The Work Department. Create NED will activate residents to utilize art, design, and technology to make their neighborhood visions tangible and sharable with the broader public. Through community-wide festivals, we will help drive momentum and provide an opportunity for small-scale demonstration projects. Our goal is to present a vision for the community's development that may be incorporated into the City of Detroit’s Master Plan.
Watch a video about Create NED at: https://vimeo.com/121970837
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