Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011-05-10 News from Detroit

Featured


The Rejected Windfall
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/10/opinion/10tue1.html

Why high-speed rail to Chicago could spark Michigan's economy
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/why-high-speed-rail-to-chicago-could-spark-michigans-economy/


Transportation / Transit


Michigan to get $200M for high-speed rail
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO05/105090361/Michigan-to-get-$200M-for-high-speed-rail
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO/105090371/Mich.-wins-$200M-for-high-speed-rail

Letter: More passenger rail in Michigan is possible
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2011/05/letter_more_passenger_rail_in.html

State wins more than $200M for high-speed rail
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS06/105100377/State-wins-more-than-200M-high-speed-rail?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

High-Speed Rail in Michigan: Is a line to Canada the next step?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/high-speed_rail_in_michigan_is.html

Editorial: State must find new sources for transportation funding
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/C4/20110507/OPINION01/105070399/Editorial-State-must-find-new-sources-transportation-funding?odyssey=nav|head

As Detroit-to-Chicago high-speed rail is announced, critics continue to be wrong
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/as_detroit-to-chicago_high-spe.html

Stephen Henderson: High-speed rail a good idea for Midwest
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/BLOG2503/110509036/Stephen-Henderson-Speedy-rails-good-idea-Midwest?odyssey=nav|head

Group says plan for 2nd Detroit-Canada bridge needs more oversight
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/NEWS15/110509060/Group-says-plan-2nd-Detroit-Canada-bridge-needs-more-oversight?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


China bets on electric vehicles
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/AUTO01/105090354/1148/China-bets-on-electric-vehicles

Chinese breaks put Volt behind rivals
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110509/AUTO01/105090342/1148/Chinese-breaks-put-Volt-behind-rivals

Career Watch: IT hiring on rise in Rust Belt
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/356034/Career_Watch_IT_hiring_on_rise_in_Rust_Belt

GM to invest $2B in plants in 8 states
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/AUTO01/105100378/GM-to-invest-$2B-in-plants-in-8-states

Manufacturing Stages A Comeback
http://blogs.forbes.com/joelkotkin/2011/05/09/manufacturing-stages-a-comeback/

High-tech auto grants may expand
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/BUSINESS01/105100363/High-tech-auto-grants-may-expand?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

GM and DTE Energy to announce 'major energy-based project' at Detroit-Hamtramck plant
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/05/gm_and_dte_energy_to_announce.html


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Final draft of Detroit charter proposal includes City Council districts
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO01/105090360/1409/Final-draft-of-Detroit-charter-proposal-includes-City-Council-districts

Activists: Detroit streams, once turned into sewers, could have new life
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/BUSINESS04/105090350/Detroit-streams-once-turned-into-sewers-could-new-life?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Bing's deficit proposal baffles: ‘Isn't a plan, it's a spreadsheet'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089960/bings-deficit-proposal-baffles-8216-isnt-a-plan-its-a-spreadsheet

Unpaid taxes, utility bills put Russell Center owner, Flagstar in tussle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089951/unpaid-taxes-utility-bills-put-russell-center-owner-flagstar-in

Model D Speaker Series: Urban Mobility
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/urbanmobility511.aspx

On the waterfront: Community life, blue and green economies spur growth in Jefferson East
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/jeffersoneast511.aspx

Urban Centers Is Focus of Next AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee “Detroit By Design” Series
http://www.prlog.org/11480499-urban-centers-is-focus-of-next-aia-detroit-urban-priorities-committee-detroit-by-design-series.html

Detroit Works Project gives entrepreneurs their say
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/dpwentrepreneurs051011.aspx

DUST urban sustainability series kicks off
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/dustseries051011.aspx

Project to turn abandoned Detroit building into housing for homeless gets $1.9M HUD grant
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/project_to_turn_abandoned_detr.html

Master activator: Tony Goldman envisions Detroit as "capital of the experimental"
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/goldmanfeat511.aspx


Regional


Wyandotte homeowners get chance at geothermal energy
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/NEWS02/105090323/Wyandotte-homeowners-get-chance-geothermal-energy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

$2.8M for new train & bus station in Ann Arbor expected in today's high-speed rail announcement
http://www.annarbor.com/news/new-ann-arbor-train-bus-station-part-of-todays-high-speed-rail-funding-announcement-for-michigan/


State / National Policy & Politics


House, Senate out-cut Snyder: Less for film, brownfields proposed
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089977/house-senate-out-cut-snyder-less-for-film-brownfields-proposed

Rescuing Detroit: No news about government’s good news
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rescuing-detroit-no-news-about-governments-good-news/2011/05/06/AFccPPTG_story.html

For the young, there’s a silver lining in the housing bust
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/for-the-young-theres-a-silver-lining-in-the-housing-bust/2011/05/06/AFBZeQTG_story.html

Stabenow, Peters to tout federal 'green' vehicle research bill
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110508/AUTO01/105080327/1148/auto01/Stabenow++Peters+to+tout+federal++green++vehicle+research+bill

Target 62 mpg: CAFE debate to reshape industry
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110509/GREEN/110509845

Michigan Voters Love Transit; State Legislators, Not So Much
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/09/michigan-voters-love-transit-state-legislators-not-so-much/

Michigan proceeds with caution on social media
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/POLITICS02/105100380/1013/BIZ04

Michigan offers grants for advanced lighting demo projects
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/8/5/7


Culture / Diversity


Arab Christians moving from Muslim communities
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/8/theyre-arab-but-christian/

The color of philanthropy: Black donors often under the radar
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089975/the-color-of-philanthropy-black-donors-often-under-the-radar

An Australian property developer has been killed during an apparent dispute over rent
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/an-australian-property-developer-has-been-killed-during-an-apparent-dispute-over-rent/story-e6frg6so-1226053270123

Celebrating Hispanic culture in Mexicantown
http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/05/mexicantown_celebrates_cinco_de_mayo

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