Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011-04-28 News

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In Defense of Robust Cities
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704116404576262992231842206.html


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis



Woodward rail project held up because of usage disputes
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/BUSINESS06/104280509/Woodward-rail-project-held-up-because-usage-disputes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

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

Guest commentary: New public Detroit River bridge would be unconstitutional
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/OPINION05/104280409/Guest-commentary-New-public-Detroit-River-bridge-would-unconstitutional?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Atlanta's International Arbitration Initiative (Aerotropolis)

http://www.globalatlanta.com/articlevid/24737/1461/

Troy to rework plans after Birmingham kills decade-old idea to build $10M transit station
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/troy_to_rework_plans_after_bir.html

Aerotropolis China air cargo plan (St. Louis)
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_f1a5cfc5-83dd-545a-9132-f77067af9f7e.html

Cargo hub tax credits stirring debate (St. Louis)
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_db62ceae-29b3-5866-8a14-f705afa9cb94.html

Estimate of Potential Economic Impact Associated with“Aerotropolis” Legislation and an International FreightHub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
http://www.scribd.com/doc/54066457/St-Louis-RCGA-Aerotropolis-Economic-Impact-Estimate

Collaboration is Key for Memphis to Remain Competitive
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=58206

Business / Energy / Auto 2.0



Small firms are growing for Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/BUSINESS06/104280425/Small-firms-growing-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Startups stirring in Corktown
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110428/BIZ/104280345/Startups-stirring-in-Corktown

Hope for Michigan businesses? One word: Exports
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/hope-for-michigan-manufacturing-one-word-exports/

Obama: Investing in Detroit automotive industry, advanced battery technology can lower gas prices
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/04/obama_investing_in_detroit_aut.html

For solar, ‘Ontario is the California of Canada’
http://www.ctv.ca/generic/generated/static/business/article1997938.html

Ford brings hybrid technology in-house
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20057095-48.html

A Second Life for the Electric Car Battery
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/a-second-life-for-the-electric-car-battery/

Forecast: Green car sales face limits
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110427/AUTO01/104270336/1148/auto01/Forecast--Green-car-sales-face-limits

GM Could Produce Volt Hybrid Car In S Korea If Demand Surges
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110427-723966.html

Calif. highways could be source of green energy
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20057632-48.html

Corporate America's Relationship With China Worries Small Business
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/27/china-us-american-companies-corporations_n_854294.html


State / National Policy & Politics


IMF Bombshell: Age of America Nears End
http://finance.yahoo.com/banking-budgeting/article/112616/imf-bombshell-age-america-end-marketwatch

How Do You Fix the Hollowing Out of America’s Middle Class?
http://blogs.forbes.com/ericjackson/2011/04/27/how-do-you-fix-the-hollowing-out-of-the-middle-class/

Former Mich. gov encourages Ohio leaders to push clean energy agenda as way to boost economy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/former-mich-gov-encourages-ohio-leaders-to-push-clean-energy-agenda-as-way-to-boost-economy/2011/04/27/AFvnv8yE_story.html

Editorial: Why Michigan shouldn't prohibit off-shore wind farms
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/04/editorial_why_michigan_shouldn.html

Snyder's tax plan for Michigan clears first hurdle
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/04/27/general-mi-state-budget-michigan_8438510.html

President Obama Faces Questions From Michigan
http://www.changinggears.info/2011/04/27/president-obama-faces-questions-from-michigan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ChangingGears+%28Changing+Gears%29

Statewide Initiative Enlists Legislators to Boost Support for Affordable Housing and Community Development Projects
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/statewide-initiative-enlists-legislators-to-boost-support-for-affordable-housing-and-community-development-projects-120799669.html

Tap natural gas for energy
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110428/OPINION01/104280341/1008/opinion01/Tap-natural-gas-for-energy

Phil Power: Handle political conflict like adults
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20110428/OPINION01/104280311


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Will Detroit use vacant lots to grow weeds for biofuel?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/will-detroit-use-vacant-lots-to-grow-weeds-for-biofuel/503

Don't count on $85 million revenue, Detroit City Council is told
http://www.freep.com/article/20110427/NEWS01/104270376/Don-t-count-85-million-revenue-Detroit-City-Council-told

Detroit adds two neighborhoods to program that will put officers in renovated homes
http://www.freep.com/article/20110427/NEWS01/110427054/Detroit-adds-two-neighborhoods-program-will-put-officers-renovated-homes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110428/METRO01/104280391/1410/METRO01/Detroit-officials-tout-plan-to-lure-cops-to-city
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/NEWS01/104280567/Police-officer-takes-city-up-offer-buys-home-Detroit

Students fight to save innovative garden-based public school in Detroit
http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-04-26-students-fight-to-save-innovative-garden-based-public-school-in-


Regional



Metro Detroit's Institutes Of Greener Learning
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/greenuniversities0207.aspx

Locals lobby hard in D.C.
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110428/OPINION01/104280333/1008/opinion01/Locals-lobby-hard-in-D.C.

Revamped Detroit water board gets down to business today

http://www.freep.com/article/20110427/NEWS05/104270388/Revamped-Detroit-water-board-gets-down-business-today?odyssey=nav|head

Macomb County's chief grapples with $13.5M deficit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110427/METRO03/104270353/1409/metro/Macomb-County%E2%80%99s-chief-grapples-with-$13.5M-deficit

Editorial: Lawmakers for sale, and Matty Moroun is buying too many too easily
http://www.freep.com/article/20110427/OPINION01/104270322/Editorial-Lawmakers-sale-Matty-Moroun-buying-too-many-too-easily?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Solar-powered: Novi business' transformation has it thriving despite tough economic times
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110428/BUSINESS/104280403

‘Dining in the D’ films 10 episodes
http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/04/27/entertainment/doc4db8e37df3f80594055464.txt

Ex-assistant says Wayne County clerk fired him over gun permit questions
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/NEWS06/104280477/Ex-assistant-says-Wayne-County-clerk-fired-him-over-gun-permit-questions?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


Sustainability / Smart Growth


At Oregon gym, you burn calories, move electrons
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hE2LNFZQdPeJzQM43fRXRKL78p5A?docId=029f747b928d4a409e5a76dba5f05c23

County Executive extols importance of light-rail in county's future vision
http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_king/red/news/120793019.html

Don't send runoff down the storm drain
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/FROMPRINT07/104280390/Don-t-send-runoff-down-storm-drain

What Does Public Transportation Say About The Community It Serves?
http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/features/sethblogtransit428.aspx

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