Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011-04-26 News

Featured


If you make it here, you can make it anywhere: Detroit creates new ways to live large
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/makingstuff411.aspx

PBS examines Detroit's right-sizing efforts
http://www.modeldmedia.com/inthenews/pbsdetroit042611.aspx

There's Something For Everyone in Downtown Detroit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfVFEMCj4Mo&feature=channel_video_title

Transportation / Transit


Tax-free fuel sales are bonanza for Ambassador Bridge owners
http://www.freep.com/article/20110425/NEWS06/104250381/Tax-free-fuel-sales-bonanza-Ambassador-Bridge-owners?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

There are big names on both sides of the bridge debate
http://www.freep.com/article/20110424/NEWS06/104240599/There-big-names-both-sides-bridge-debate

After years of planning, Birmingham pulls out of transit plan with Troy
http://www.freep.com/article/20110425/NEWS03/104250346/After-years-planning-Birmingham-pulls-out-transit-plan-Troy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

OTHER VOICES: Michigan can build on new bridge deal
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110424/FREE/304249983/other-voices-michigan-can-build-on-new-bridge-deal

A historical look at subsidizing railroads
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics/2011/0426/A-historical-look-at-subsidizing-railroads

Bullet trains
Time to enter 21st century
http://www.windsorstar.com/Bullet+trains/4669063/story.html

Greg Lindsay - Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e0HQ6eW8Cs

AATA Speaks Volumes on Draft Transit Plan
http://annarborchronicle.com/2011/04/26/aata-speaks-volumes-on-draft-transit-plan/

People Mover steps up advertising presence
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110426/OPINION03/104260366/1399/opinion0311/People-Mover-steps-up-advertising-presence


Detroit / Urban Development



Detroit overstaffed compared to other cities
http://detnews.com/article/20110425/METRO01/104250352/Detroit-overstaffed-compared-to-other-cities

World's Most Underrated Cities - Detroit
http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-most-underrated-cities/2

Detroit council invites public to speak on mayor Dave Bing's budget plan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110425/NEWS01/104250336/Detroit-council-invites-public-speak-mayor-Dave-Bing-s-budget-plan

Bing's bet on casino tax hike: Win for state, win for Detroit
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110424/SUB01/304249995/bings-bet-on-casino-tax-hike-win-for-state-win-for-detroit

The word is getting out: Arts can help cities climb back
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110424/SCENE05/304240036/The-word-getting-out-Arts-can-help-cities-climb-back?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Home|p

"Subtracted Cities"
http://www.favstocks.com/subtracted-cities/2549614/

Detroit council members oppose giving Bing more power
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110426/METRO/104260399/1409/metro/Detroit-council-members-oppose-giving-Bing-more-power

Taking root: Just in time for growing season, we begin series on urban farming in the D
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/takingroot411.aspx

Who "allegedly" owns the Packard Plant?
http://www.michiganpolicy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1076:who-qallegedlyq-owns-the-packard-plant&catid=81:urban-affairs-blog&Itemid=258


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0



Five business models to boost electric cars
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-20056521-54.html

Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing
http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/04/25/revitalizing-innovation-michigan-clean-energy-manufacturing

Trust responsible for abandoned GM properties makes redevelopment of the sites a priority
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/04/back_in_business_trust_respons.html

Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations
http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2011/04/general-sciences-most-powerful-millimeter-scale-energy-harvester-ge/

Human Capital Follows the Thermometer
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/human-capital-follows-the-thermometer/?scp=3&sq=detroit&st=cse

Sachse Construction to open office in downtown Detroit, where it has lots of work
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110425/FREE/110429952

'Value cars' replace bare-bones bottom-feeders
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2011-04-25-value-cars.htm

Wanted: Young commercial real estate brokers in Detroit area
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110426/BIZ/104260339/1001/Wanted--Young-commercial-real-estate-brokers-in-Detroit-area

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund invests in 9 more start-ups
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/firststepfundtechtown042611.aspx

Venture for America to launch out of Detroit this summer
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/ventureforamericadetroit042611.aspx


Regional


Harper Woods proposal seeks to merge police, fire
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110425/METRO01/104250309/1410/METRO01/Harper-Woods-proposal-seeks-to-merge-police--fire

Public Pensions, Once Off Limits, Face Budget Cuts
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/us/26pensions.html

Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac conference to be broadcast
http://www.freep.com/article/20110426/BUSINESS01/104260345/Detroit-Regional-Chamber-Mackinac-conference-broadcast

Orion Township supervisor gets new county executive post
http://www.freep.com/article/20110426/NEWS03/110426020/Orion-Township-supervisor-gets-new-county-executive-post?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


State / Policy / Politics



Snyder urges lawmakers to wait on expected revenue surplus
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110425/POLITICS02/104250413/1024/POLITICS03/Snyder-urges-lawmakers-to-wait-on-expected-revenue-surplus

Editorial: Amend emergency manager law to ease bond sales
http://detnews.com/article/20110426/OPINION01/104260310/1008/Editorial--Amend-emergency-manager-law-to-ease-bond-sales

Muskegon County Airport land to be used to grow bioenergy crops
http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/04/muskegon_county_airport_land_t.html

DTE wins $107M electricity rate hike
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110426/BIZ/104260401/1001/biz

Electric-car fee points up road-funding dilemma
http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20110426/OPINION01/104260301/Electric-car-fee-points-up-road-funding-dilemma?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s


Sustainability / Smart Growth


The collapse of the "key assumptions" of sprawl
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/the_collapse_of_the_key_assump.html

Shaping the City: Seeking a new template for truly smart growth
http://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/shaping-the-city-seeking-a-new-template-for-truly-smart-growth/2011/04/15/AFQShSPE_story_1.html

The decline of the tacky strip mall
http://www.oregonbusiness.com/articles/99-may-2011/5161-the-decline-of-the-tacky-strip-mall

While Congress Stalls, New York City Pushes Sustainability
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-cohen/while-congress-stalls-new_b_853168.html

How History Killed the Suburb
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/04/how-history-killed-the-suburb/237815/

What America Looks Like
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/what-america-looks-like/237769/

Open letter to a conservative climate change convert
http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-04-25-open-letter-to-a-climate-change-convert

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