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Selected articles & interviews about the Consulate—

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“Living Together With Differences”

Quintessential Barrington (Spring 2019)

“Barrington Preparing A Year of Courageous Conversations”

Daily Herald (April 22, 2019)

NPR Morning Edition

WBEZ Chicago (April 2019)

“A New Kind of Town Hall Challenges People to Have Better Arguments”

The Renewal Project (March 28, 2019)

“Can New and Longtime Detroiters Get Along Better By Making Better Arguments?”

Model D (March 26, 2019)

“Don’t Erase Us: Blunt Talk for New Detroiters from Two Women Who Stayed”

Deadline Detroit (December 14, 2018)

“Awarding Equity”

FoodLab Detroit (December 11, 2018)

“James Beard Foundation Pushes for Diversity in Culinary Arts”

WDET (November 15, 2018)

“How the 'Oscars of food' are changing to address a lack of diversity”

Detroit Free Press (November 14, 2018)

"A Conversation on Black Space & Dialogue in a Changing Detroit"

Model D (July 10, 2018)

"Building a More Inclusive Future for Detroit"

Curbed Detroit (June 27, 2018)

"How SXSW Taught Me What I Already Knew About Detroit"

Model D (April 3, 2018)

"How to Achieve 'One Detroit' For All"

Detroit Free Press (January 24, 2018)

"Does Detroit Prioritize Cars Over People?"

Curbed Detroit (January 4, 2018)

"Making Room for Race in Philly Public Space"

Plan Philly (December 14, 2017)

"How New Residents Can Honor Black Communities"

Model D (December 12, 2017)

"Food & Race Discussion Serves Up Healthy Ideas"

Philadelphia Tribune (October 4, 2017)

"StoryCorps: House, Techno, Raves & Voguing"

WDET Detroit Public Radio (August 9, 2017)

"StoryCorps: A Father Tries to Protect His Record Store"

WDET Detroit Public Radio (July 21, 2017)

"Expanding Detroit's Musical Legacy All Year Round"

WDET Detroit Public Radio (May 24, 2017)

"StoryCorps: A Cauldron of Activity, Culture, Anger"

WBEZ Chicago Public Radio (March 31, 2017)

"Urban Consulate finds new home in historic Mackenzie House"

Curbed Detroit (March 17, 2017)

"After the Marches, What Happens Next?"

CityLab (January 23, 2017)

"Guests from Chicago & Philadelphia meet on Six Mile for Urban Exchange"

Model D (January 9, 2017)

"Discussion of Race & Restaurants Coming to Midtown"

Detroit Free Press (January 9, 2017)

"It's Time We Get Real About Who Wins in Detroit's New Food Revival"

Metro Times (January 12, 2017)

"Exploring the Art of Conversation"

Creative Exchange (October 7, 2016)

"A Real Life Forum for Real Urban Issues"

City Lab (August 19, 2016)

"Talking About Cities with Carol Coletta"

Kresge Foundation (Summer 2016)

"White People Find it Hard to Talk About Race"

Michigan Radio (July 26, 2016)

"It May Sound Crazy, but What the World Needs Now is Connect Four"

Detroit Unspun (July 22, 2016) 

"Detroiters invited to 'Connect Four the City' at Urban Parlor"

Metro Times (July 21, 2016)

"Progressive White People Confronting Racial Divide"

Michigan Radio (July 15, 2016)

"Unite with Fellow City Lovers"

The Philadelphia Citizen (July 5, 2016)

"Detroit welcomes residents, newcomers, travelers with innovative Urban Consulate"

Detroit Unspun (May 6, 2016)

"Urban Consulate, a Pop Up Parlor for Discussion, Opens in Philly"

Curbed Philly (May 3, 2016)

"Urban Consulate Opens its Doors in Midtown"

Curbed Detroit (April 28, 2016)

"Cities Aren't Designed for Women. Here's Why They Should Be"

Huffington Post (April 26, 2016)

"We, the people, of the United Cities of America"

Model D (March 8, 2016)

"New to Detroit? Come Visit the Urban Consulate"

Mapquest Travel (March 31, 2016)

"New Network for Urban Innovators Launches in Detroit, Philly"

Next City (March 28, 2016)

"Urbanites are a Powerful Tribe, if Only They Would Talk to One Another"

Flying Kite (March 22, 2016)

"Space to Open in Midtown Aimed at Connecting People, Detroit with Other Cities" 

DBusiness (March 18, 2016)

"Knight Foundation awards 6 Detroit projects $600k"

Detroit News (March 31, 2015)

"Winning ideas from the Knight Cities Challenge"

City Lab (March 31, 2015)

"Detroit innovators win Knight Cities Challenge"

Crain's Detroit Business (March 31, 2015)

"Introducing the 32 winners of the Knight Cities Challenge"

Knight Foundation (March 31, 2015)