From Hotel to Community Accelerator

Start-ups are meant to evolve. Nine months ago we set out to make a new kind of meaningful hotel here in Detroit. We did all our research, found potential sites, [...]

Bring on the B Corp!

Last week The Detroit Hotel Project was officially incorporated in the fine state of Michigan. It was an exciting day. We opted to form an S Corporation instead [...]

Inspiration from Chrysler

It’s rare to find inspirational calls to action in television commercials. Yet, the Chrysler ads that began with Eminem in Super Bowl 2011 “Imported from Detroit” [...]

Why Participatory Design?

Participatory Design has roots in 1960’s Scandinavian design projects involving trade union workers. It was actually called cooperative design and intended to [...]