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Green space is a valuable commodity in any bustling city. To preserve it, New York City cordoned off its Central Park, Chicago has its Millennium Park, and countless others have carved out similar serene pieces of nature in an otherwise concrete world.

Detroit, with plenty of available land, has no shortage of green space, and the city is getting creative with ways to put it to good use. Besides typical parks and nature preserves, a growing amount of green space is being dedicated to, well, growing. Little pockets of land throughout the city are being converted into urban gardens designed to allow the community to reap what it sows. And with more and more demand for locally grown produce, there's more enthusiasm and need for it than ever before.

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Let’s hear it for our award-winning industry partners! The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is pleased to announce that several of our members have recently earned awards and recognitions worth mentioning. We are honored to call you our partners — you make the DMCVB and The D proud! Congratulations to the following properties for their recognitions:

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Detroit10 Sandwiches

Aside from cars, there’s one thing that really gets people in the Motor City revved up — a great sandwich.

A quick web search for “Detroit sandwiches” will pull up dozens of awards, voters’ pick lists and recognitions sought after by sandwich artists from all around The D. But the sandwich lovers here at Visit Detroit didn’t want to miss out on the action.

While this list isn’t scientific, here are some of our thoughts of 10 scrumptious Detroit sandwiches you should bite into (in not-so-particular order). We couldn’t include all of our favorites, so be sure to chime in with your additions in the comments.

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Take a step in the shade this summer. Read a book under a weeping willow or take a nap under a maple tree. Finding the perfect tree can be a challenge, but this summer we are helping you beat the heat by learning how the Greening of Detroit is beautifying and cleaning up the city.

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Any way you spend it, a day on the Detroit Riverfront is regularly rated one of the city's top summer attractions. You can stroll through a conservancy for some serenity among the city bustle, set aside your vanity to don a helmet and join a Segway tour or grab lunch while you take in the view.

If you haven't checked out the riverfront lately, you should. There's plenty of fun to make a day of it, and — bonus — most of it doesn't cost a dime. That includes the free summer concerts on the shores of the Detroit River Friday nights from July 11-Aug. 15, when the GM Renaissance Center and 94.7 WCSX-FM host its ninth annual Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront.

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