Our mission is to empower the residents of Highland Park, MI through the planning of installation of 200 community-owned solar-powered streetlights.
Why would they have to do that? Because…
In 2011, the city made a deal with DTE energy. To forgive an outstanding $4 million of electrical debt, a reduction of the street light footprint was negotiated. In total, 1100 streetlights were repossessed, leaving the thoroughfares lit, and neighborhoods dark.
And so residents are taking matters into their own hands. Highland Park, by the way, is a city located entirely within the city of Detroit.
A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers
Square roots and negative numbers came up the other day.
Imaginary numbers always confused me. Like understanding e, most explanations fell into one of two categories:
- It’s a mathematical abstraction, and the equations work out. Deal with it.
- It’s used in advanced physics, trust us. Just wait until college.
The explanation I gave was the first one. I never got far enough in college physics to experience the second one. But this handy guide actually made it make some sense. I’ve got nothing to use it on, but I do feel better now.
I look forward to working together to build a city by everybody, for everybody, and with everybody. When we do that, we become a city that is greater than the sum of its parts. Together we have a future that is far, far better than what we could do separated
— Minneapolis Mayor-Elect Betsy Hodges