Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011-05-11 News from the Detroit region

Featured


Why Michigan? - Thanks to Clay Pearson for sharing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWyZ1BnXYLg&feature=share

50 Ideas for the New City - Thanks to Claire Nelson for sharing
http://urbanomnibus.net/ideas/


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


High Speed rail comes to Detroit in the New Center/Midtown area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jks6r-3fqjY

Lambert in talks about Latin America cargo flights (St. Louis Aerotropolis)
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_da808310-dd02-57a3-9a7b-b74f252ab3bc.html

Fast trains and new jobs: 10 reactions to the Detroit-to-Chicago high-speed rail announcement
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/10_reactions_to_the_detroit-to.html

Canadian official urges Michigan to approve Detroit River bridge
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/BIZ/105100422/1361/Canadian-official-urges-Michigan-to-approve-Detroit-River-bridge

Detroit keen on Windsor-Detroit ferry
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Detroit+keen+Windsor+Detroit+ferry/4760226/story.html

Windsor MP Brian Masse pushes for Detroit-Windsor passenger rail connection
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/windsor_mp_brian_masse_pushes.html

Michigan Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/michigan-shows-mixed-results-in-measuring-performance-of-transportation-dollars-121613513.html

America’s Biggest (And Least) Gas-Guzzling Cities
http://blogs.forbes.com/christopherhelman/2011/05/10/americas-biggest-and-least-gas-guzzling-cities/

New International Trade Crossing
http://buildthedricnow.com/


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Group Working To Bring People Into Detroit
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/27843512/detail.html

Midtown's Park Shelton prepares for final build-out
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/parksheltonbuildout051011.aspx

The rebirth of Detroit amid modern-day ruins
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110506-the-rebirth-of-detroit-amid-modern-day-ruins

Detroit & Lodz: Solutions for Post-Industrial Cities (Film)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philiplauri/detroit-and-lodz-solutions-for-post-industrial-cit

Facing council's subpoena, Bing delivers plan to cut deficit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS01/110510026/Facing-council-s-subpoena-Bing-delivers-plan-cut-deficit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

City Council backs Bing's plan to up casino taxes
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS01/110510036/City-Council-backs-Bing-s-plan-up-casino-taxes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Union, city leaders hash out deficit
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/METRO01/105110353/1409/Union--city-leaders-hash-out-deficit

Detroit Port project aims to attract waterfront tourism
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/BIZ/105110322/1001/Detroit-Port-project-aims-to-attract-waterfront-tourism

Mayor Bing gives Detroit City Council 453-page plan to eliminate deficit, replacing 10-page plan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519997/mayor-bing-gives-detroit-city-council-453-page-plan-to-eliminate

Urban Centers to be Focus of Next AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee “Detroit By Design” Series, May 17-24
http://www.pr.com/press-release/321738

Bing deficit plan: Privatize services, cut benefits
http://www.freep.com/article/20110511/NEWS01/105110427/Bing-deficit-plan-Privatize-services-cut-benefits


Regional


Macomb County leaders search for funding of water monitoring system
http://www.freep.com/article/20110511/NEWS05/105110400/Macomb-County-leaders-search-funding-water-monitoring-system?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ann Arbor SPARK says local companies it assisted in 2010 plan to add 1,425 jobs
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/ann-arbor-spark-helped-dozens-of-companies-get-started-or-grow-last-year-officials-say/

Oakland Co. downtowns get high marks
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS03/110510051/Oakland-Co-downtowns-get-high-marks

OakWIN a win for Oakland County
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110511/NEWS13/105120457/OakWIN-win-Oakland-County?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Royal%20Oak|p


State / National Policy & Politics


Michigan's film studios go to fade-out
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/BIZ/105110359/Michigan%E2%80%99s-film-studios-go-to-fade-out

Snyder tells nonprofit audience: You can help state with education, wellness and workforce
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519986/snyder-tells-nonprofit-audience-you-can-help-state-with-education

Supporters push for Snyder's tax plan in Michigan Senate
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519987/supporters-push-for-snyders-tax-plan-in-michigan-senate

Speakers: Michigan immigrants serve as a wellspring for entrepreneurship
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519981/speakers-michigan-immigrants-serve-as-a-wellspring-for

Free trade deals bad for Michigan
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110511/OPINION03/105110315/1031

Snyder should heed Machiavelli's advice
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/FREE/305089985/snyder-should-heed-machiavellis-advice

Michigan town's woes a sign of tough choices to come
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/11/us-usa-debt-municipalities-idUSTRE74A0TK20110511


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


Top 5 wishes for Michigan's venture capital industry on conference's 30th anniversary
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/top-5-wishes-for-michigans-venture-capital-industry-on-conferences-30th-anniversary/

New Analysis: Detroit Metropolitan Area Ranks #8 Nationally in Regard to Skilled Nursing Facility-Generated Economic Activity, Job Creation
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-analysis-detroit-metropolitan-area-ranks-8-nationally-in-regard-to-skilled-nursing-facility-generated-economic-activity-job-creation-121567238.html

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