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So far Lauren Strauss has created 11 blog entries.

The Impact of Rehabbing vs Demolition in the city of Detroit

Brick + Beam Detroit is an organization that supports homeowners throughout the city of Detroit as they work on home rehab and repairs. For the past two months we’ve been fortunate enough to work with the amazing ladies who started this organization – Emilie Evans, Amy Elliott-Bragg, and Victoria Olivier – as we explored how […]

Summer Soccer

My hockey skates were traded in for soccer cleats as I coached youth soccer this past month for DetroitPAL – http://detroitpal.org.  This is a great program that supports youth athletes of all sorts.  I coached again for Clark Park which brought some of my hockey kids together for soccer as well.  Games aren’t bad either when […]

Detroit – Bikecity

As summer rolls around the city takes on a whole new atmosphere.  Warm weather always helps in shaking the Midwest winter blues and May was no exception.  What better way to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather than biking!  This month biking in Detroit was showcased in three different ways.

Detroit Commuter Challenge – http://detroitcommuterchallenge.com/
Slow […]

It’s the Final Challenge!

Greetings from Detroit!  We are weeks into our final group challenge project and our team is extremely excited about the progress we have made thus far.   Our challenge focuses on place-based entrepreneurship and our team is specifically looking at a micro-lending program.  During our first meeting, I was in way over my head; my […]

Lost Detroit: Seven Years Later

When working on our most recent challenge project with Belle Isle Conservancy, I went back through my architecture books hoping to find one with information on Belle Isle.  While I didn’t find anything about Belle Isle I did discover one of my favorites, Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins by Dan Austin.  […]

Hockeytown

One of the most exciting things about moving back to the Midwest has been the return of hockey in my life.  It has been eight years too long since I last suited up and I told myself that if I ever moved back I would have no excuse not to play.  Luckily for me in […]

#SustainableDetroit

Sustainability has been a reoccurring topic on my mind.  Attending the University of Oregon architecture program, which is nationally ranked for sustainable design education, sustainability was part of every day from my lifestyle to my education.  After the new year, I like many others have tried to live my life a little bit better; eating […]

Christmas is all around

It is common knowledge throughout my office, my friends and family that I love the holiday season.  I admit that I am a pre-thanksgiving Christmas music listener and some of my favorite memories have been making Christmas cookies while listening to our Mannheim Steamroller cassette tape.  While this December was hard to get into the holiday […]

There and Back Again: A short girl’s tale by Lauren Strauss

I start every blog a few weeks early, with visions of eloquent prose flowing from my fingertips.  Sadly, my writing and my brain is nowhere near as talented as J.R.R. Tolkien nor have I had as many adventures as Bilbo Baggins.  I had a hard time choosing about what to talk about this week, November […]

How to Beat Homesick(ness)

Now this might not be the most profound or inspiring blog that I create this year, it is one that has been hitting hard for me this month.  It has been a little over two months living in Detroit and while it has been an incredible experience, it has also been tough to be so […]