Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011-04-26 News


If you make it here, you can make it anywhere: Detroit creates new ways to live large

PBS examines Detroit's right-sizing efforts

There's Something For Everyone in Downtown Detroit

Transportation / Transit

Tax-free fuel sales are bonanza for Ambassador Bridge owners|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

There are big names on both sides of the bridge debate

After years of planning, Birmingham pulls out of transit plan with Troy|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

OTHER VOICES: Michigan can build on new bridge deal

A historical look at subsidizing railroads

Bullet trains
Time to enter 21st century

Greg Lindsay - Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next

AATA Speaks Volumes on Draft Transit Plan

People Mover steps up advertising presence

Detroit / Urban Development

Detroit overstaffed compared to other cities

World's Most Underrated Cities - Detroit

Detroit council invites public to speak on mayor Dave Bing's budget plan

Bing's bet on casino tax hike: Win for state, win for Detroit

The word is getting out: Arts can help cities climb back|newswell|text|Home|p

"Subtracted Cities"

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

Who "allegedly" owns the Packard Plant?

Business / Energy / Auto 2.0

Five business models to boost electric cars

Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing

Trust responsible for abandoned GM properties makes redevelopment of the sites a priority

Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

Human Capital Follows the Thermometer

Sachse Construction to open office in downtown Detroit, where it has lots of work

'Value cars' replace bare-bones bottom-feeders

Wanted: Young commercial real estate brokers in Detroit area

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund invests in 9 more start-ups

Venture for America to launch out of Detroit this summer


Harper Woods proposal seeks to merge police, fire

Public Pensions, Once Off Limits, Face Budget Cuts

Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac conference to be broadcast

Orion Township supervisor gets new county executive post|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

State / Policy / Politics

Snyder urges lawmakers to wait on expected revenue surplus

Editorial: Amend emergency manager law to ease bond sales

Muskegon County Airport land to be used to grow bioenergy crops

DTE wins $107M electricity rate hike

Electric-car fee points up road-funding dilemma|newswell|text|Frontpage|s

Sustainability / Smart Growth

The collapse of the "key assumptions" of sprawl

Shaping the City: Seeking a new template for truly smart growth

The decline of the tacky strip mall

While Congress Stalls, New York City Pushes Sustainability

How History Killed the Suburb

What America Looks Like

Open letter to a conservative climate change convert

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