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Equitable Development Series

After great success in 2017, D4 is again presenting its Equitable Development Series. This year we are partnering with Model D to present a series of public events and feature stories designed to further explore the issues and ideas of "equitable development" in Detroit.


Through this effort, we want to capture diverse perspectives on how Detroit can grow in a way that allows people of all races, classes, and abilities to participate and benefit from development. 

Public Events

We will be hosting four public events in 2018 and a large IdeaLab conference in 2019. Check back for updates.

Public Events

IdeaLab: ReImagining Equitable Development

is here!


Join us Saturday, April 27, 2019 for a day of engaging workshops, presentations, and interactive activities exploring the topic of equitable development. Local leaders will walk away with proven strategies to effectively achieve community benefits in their neighborhood.


Keynote remarks will be delivered by John Goldstein, founder, Coalitions, Campaigns and Community Benefits (COCACOM) , followed by a panel discussion featuring: Lauren Hood, founding director, Live6 Alliance; Sheila Cockrel, CEO, Citizen Detroit; Tosha Tabron, SVP, Lending, Invest Detroit; and Byron Osbern, business representative, IBEW Local 58.  


Location: Marygrove College  

Madame Cadillac Hall  

8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221

9am - 2pm

Doors open at 8:30am





For more information, e-mail Chrishelle Griffin at

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Feature Stories

As part of the Equitable Development Series, Model D is producing feature length stories. Check them out on the RSS feed below:

Feature Stories
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D4’s Equitable Development Series in partnership with Model D is made possible thanks to generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation.

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