Ponyride: a third-place for a more inclusive and sustainable Detroit
The Build Institute, a Detroit-based ethical incubator
As the first destination, the explorers of the Wide Open collective went to meet Ponyride, a third-place with positive impact, in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Violently hit by the subprime crisis, this former capital of the auto industry is the first city in the United States officially declared bankrupt in July 2013. After a […]
How does a participatory application help the city of Detroit rise from ashes ?
First stop: the vibrant & creative city of Detroit. After years of economic, demographic & social crisis – leading to the city’s official bankruptcy in 2013 – Detroit communities are struggling to foster their city’s comeback, while solving some of its massive social challenges. The Build Institute, a non-profit incubator, trains, develops, and coaches social […]
Detroit is the first step of the Wide Open project, a tour of the world of exploration of third-places of positive innovation. While the former capital of the automobile was declared officially bankrupt in 2013, Detroit is reborn today from the ashes, thanks to many initiatives of revitalization, carried by various actors: Contractors Investors Makers […]