We were asked to be a contributing partner in the Urban Innovation Exchange and created a video series valuing social capital in development (as opposed to the easier valuation of economic development). How does a community garden help a neighborhood grow? How does simply mowing a nearby lot help community members take ownership? The series aims to answer these types of questions and in turn create a new model for growth in cities.

Each of the thirty profiles were done between 2011 and 2014. Certainly enough, time will tell an interesting tale of the cumulative affect of all these individual and group efforts.

First, a retrospective of the three-year effort, followed by all the individual profiles.

See the video on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Peter & Tunde, revolver from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Dan Carmody, Eastern Market from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Dan Kinkead, Detroit Future City from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Revolve Detroit from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Recycle Here! from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Racquet Up Detroit from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Rebecca Willis, Bleeding Heart Design from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Kitchen Connect from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: The Mower Gang from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: LEAP Project from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Kimo Frederiksen, True Body Fitness from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Andy Didorosi, Detroit Bus Company from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Dave Mancini, Supino Pizzeria from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: Peggy Brennan, Green Garage from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

Urban Innovation Exchange: John George, Motor City Blight Busters from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Steve & Dorota Coy, Hygienic Dress League from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Chandra Moore, CoG Studio from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Scott Alan Davis, Vanguard CDC from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Soh Suzuki, DAY Project from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Terry Blackhawk, InsideOut Literary Arts Project from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Charlie Cavell, Pay it Forward Initiative from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Yusef Shakur, The Urban Network from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Jessica Brooke Williams, Young Adults of Heidelberg from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Bobby Smith, En Garde! Detroit from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Amy Kaherl, Detroit SOUP from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Delphia Simmons, THRIVE Detroit from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.

The Urban Innovation Exchange: Jordi Carbonell, Cafe Con Leche from DETROIT LIVES! on Vimeo.