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Urban Planet: Canadian Bike Maker Heads to Detroit

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Canadian Zak Pashak moved to Detroit to start his bicycle manufacturing company, Detroit Bikes. After a successful stint running Broken City (a live music club in Calgary) and the Sled Island Music festival, Pashak became frustrated with the bureaucratic culture in Calgary that stifles entrepreneurship. Pashak describes his adopted home as being open to creativity.  “People want to see positive change in Detroit, so they are deeply invested in what is happening there. They want to hear new ideas. It’s a great atmosphere for business.” (The Globe and Mail)

Image from The Windsor Star

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