Sunday, June 26, 2011

News 6.26.11

Featured


Why the world faces a massive traffic jam (Bill Ford)
http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/06/26/ford.mobility/



Regional

Gary Brown calls for metro Detroit transit authority, regional sales tax to pay for it
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/gary_brown_calls_for_metro_det.html




Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis



Detroit / Urban Revitalization






Detroit's Head Start program in peril
http://www.freep.com/article/20110625/NEWS01/106250430/Detroit-s-Head-Start-program-peril?odyssey=nav|head

Transformation Detroit: Dan Gilbert's grand plan for downtown tech hub, retail and residential
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/transform_detroit_dan_gilberts.html

Video of the Day: John Gallagher shares five ideas for 'Reimagining Detroit'
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/video_of_the_day_5_ideas_for_r.html

Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
http://www.alternet.org/environment/151382/seeds_of_hope%3A_how_sustainable_activism_transformed_detroit

Transformation Detroit: Leaders say city isn't just fighting crime, it's fighting perception of crime
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/transformation_detroit_leaders.html

Transformation Detroit: Eastern Market fights food desert myth with Tuesday hours
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/transformation_detroit_eastern.html



Business / Energy / Auto


New online tool for state entrepreneurs gets to know you, then tells you what you need
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110622/FREE/110629942




Michigan Policy & Politics




National Policy & Politics



Sustainability / Smart Growth

Poor transit system, sprawl make trips to work difficult
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/22/2968773/kcs-poorly-ranked-transit-system.html

Atlanta Forward / Another View: An action plan for our infrastructure
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/atlanta-forward-another-view-987126.html

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

News 6.21.11

Featured

Jon Stewart LIVE On Fox News, Tells Host 'You're Insane' (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/19/jon-stewart-fox-news-sunday-video_n_879964.html

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid (Bill Clinton)
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/06/19/it-s-still-the-economy-stupid.html

The locavore’s dilemma
Urban farms do more harm than good to the environment
http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-16/bostonglobe/29666344_1_greenhouse-gas-carbon-emissions-local-food

Transformation Detroit: 'Meds and eds' working to lure residents, business partners to Midtown
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/transformation_detroit_meds_an.html


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Republicans love bike and rail—so why don’t Republican politicians?
http://www.grist.org/list/2011-06-20-republicans-love-bike-and-rail-so-why-dont-republican-politician


Regional

Company makes $4 million investment in Canton
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110619/NEWS03/106190493


Oakland County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over unpaid taxes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110620/METRO02/106200404/1409/metro

Oakland County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, claiming both owe real estate transfer tax money
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110620/FREE/110629986/oakland-county-sues-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-claiming-both-owe-real


Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Abandoned Train Station Gets A Makeover
http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/28263248/detail.html

Midtown leaders must step-up on Detroit incinerator
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/midtown_leaders_must_step-up_i.html

State to Run Detroit's Worst Schools
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304887904576398092725529776.html


Dan Gilbert hopes Madison project change downtown Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110621/BUSINESS04/106210329/Dan-Gilbert-hopes-Madison-project-change-downtown-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Selling Employees on Living in Detroit
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/detroit/selling-employees-on-living-in-detroit-20110620-wpms


Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert adds Dime Building to downtown Detroit holdings
http://www.freep.com/article/20110621/BUSINESS06/110621016/Quicken-Loans-Dan-Gilbert-adds-Dime-Building-downtown-Detroit-holdings?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Quicken Loans' Gilbert buying Detroit's historic Dime Building
http://detnews.com/article/20110621/BIZ/106210428/Quicken-Loans--Gilbert-buying-Detroit%E2%80%99s-historic-Dime-Building


Bing: 'Huge' help for Detroit on way from White House
http://detnews.com/article/20110621/METRO01/106210397/1022/Bing--%E2%80%98Huge%E2%80%99-help-for-Detroit-on-way-from-White-House


John Gallagher’s Reimagining Detroit
http://rustwire.com/2011/06/21/book-review-john-gallaghers-reimagining-detroit/

Taking root: Growing food, engaging community a way of life on West Side farm
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/takingroot611.aspx



Business / Auto / Energy



Michigan Policy & Politics


Why Gov. Rick Snyder's Detroit reforms get the bipartisan support that Gov. John Engler's plan lacked
http://www.mlive.com/education/index.ssf/2011/06/why_gov_rick_snyders_detroit_r.html





Speakers: Michigan needs to sell its strengths as a corporate site
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110620/FREE/110629985


National Policy & Politics



Smart Growth / Sustainability / Urban Issues

A liveability wish list for Big D: let's actually start to think big
http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/06/a-wish-list-for.html

10 Most Convenient Cities in America
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11157616/1/10-most-convenient-cities-in-america.html

Small Cities Week Celebrates Innovation, Progress in America's Small Cities and Towns
http://www.nlc.org/news-center/nations-cities-weekly/articles/2011/june/b5cbca1b-0852-4f5d-b462-634e7741d421


Megacities: China's urban challenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13799997

Flint, Michigan, Re-imagines Itself In An Architecture Competition
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1664108/flint-michigan-re-imagines-itself-in-an-architecture-competition



Culture / Arts / Sports

Detroit is overflowing with talent - BLAC Sound Videos
http://www.udetroit.com/article.php?article_id=503

'Pure Michigan' NASCAR race planned for August
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/motor/2011-06-20-1810565614_x.htm

State buys right to add ‘Pure Michigan’ name to August NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110620/FREE/110629994/state-buys-right-to-add-8216-pure-michigan-8217-name-to-august

Lining up to sample Arab-American cuisine
http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/us/articles/2011/06/22/arab_americans_in_dearborn_mich_display_a_cuisine_both_familiar_and_popular/

Sunday, June 19, 2011

News 6.19.11

Featured


Detroit apartment buildings fill; renters' age falls: Incentives, biz moves drive surge
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110619/SUB01/306199970/detroit-apartment-buildings-fill-renters-age-falls-incentives-biz



Regional


AATA looks to add airport shuttle service, expand bus service between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti
http://www.annarbor.com/news/aata-looks-to-add-airport-shuttle-service-expand-bus-service-between-ann-arbor-and-ypsilanti/

Oakland County won't merge with Pontiac but vows to help the struggling city
http://www.freep.com/article/20110616/NEWS03/106160519/Oakland-County-won-t-merge-Pontiac-vows-help-struggling-city


Detroit / Urban Revitalization



KEITH CRAIN: It was time for Bing to make tough calls
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110619/SUB01/306199979/keith-crain-it-was-time-for-bing-to-make-tough-calls



Transportation




Michigan Policy & Politics

Guest column: What the One Kent coalition believes our city, region needs
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/06/guest_column_what_the_one_kent.html




OUTDOORS: Develop a relationship with the jewel of the Great Lakes
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/06/19/sports/doc4dfbc8eceb20a863885575.txt

Editorial: Great Lakes states need to maintain united effort to prevent further erosion of water quality funding
http://www.freep.com/article/20110618/OPINION01/106180326/Editorial-Great-Lakes-states-need-maintain-united-effort-prevent-further-erosion-water-quality-funding


Business / Energy / Auto

U.S. Senate is next stop for bill providing $6.4 billion for defense programs with state connections
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110617/FREE/110619896

Ex-governor sees the light on green issues
http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-18/bostonglobe/29674798_1_clean-energy-climate-change-fuel-efficiency-standards

Firm opens shared workspace for app developers in Pontiac
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110618/BIZ04/106180321/1013/biz04

Opinion: Health care reform could prove unfriendly for innovation, patients
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/06/opinion_health_care_reform_cou_1.html


Analysis: Tax cut for employers no panacea for jobs
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/16/us-usa-economy-payrolls-idUSTRE75F3NX20110616



Report: Uninsured, Medicaid patients seek care in emergency department more than commercially insured, are sicker
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110619/FREE/110619892/report-uninsured-medicaid-patients-seek-care-in-emergency



Sustainability / Smart Growth

Smart Growth to Blame For the Housing Crash? Not By a Long Shot.
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/06/16/smart-growth-to-blame-for-the-housing-crash-not-by-a-long-shot/

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Marks Two Trailblazing Years
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/16/partnership-sustainable-communities-marks-two-trailblazing-years

Poll: Republicans Support Transpo Policies to Avert Climate Change, Too
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/06/16/yale-poll-americans-support-transpo-policies-to-avert-climate-change/

ULI Chief: Inner ‘Burbs the Best
http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2011/06/16/uli-chief-inner-burbs-the-best/

How to Plan Good Cities for Bicycling
http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/06/17/how-to-design-good-cities-for-bicycling/

Livability trend puts walking expert in demand
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/19/general-us-walking-guru_8524083.html

Denver Transit Oriented Development Fund
http://www.denvergov.org/DenverOfficeofStrategicPartnerships/Partnerships/DenverTransitOrientedDevelopmentFund/tabid/436574/Default.aspx


Culture / Other

Shining Light awards: Young adult leadership is focus of Bing honor

Help is on the way from Michigan to reeling Joplin, Mo.
http://www.freep.com/article/20110617/NEWS03/106170387/Help-way-from-Michigan-reeling-Joplin-Mo-

Saturday, June 11, 2011

News 6/10/11

Featured


Despite objections from gardeners, Detroit City Council committee recommends land sale to independent business
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/post_65.html

Land banks help find new use for vacant land
http://www.freep.com/article/20110607/BUSINESS04/106070345/Land-banks-help-find-new-use-vacant-land?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Crain's Special Report: Corporate campuses in twilight
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20110528/ISSUE01/305289984/crains-special-report-corporate-campuses-in-twilight

Michigan’s Rick Snyder: A Governor Who Gets Livability
http://rustwire.com/2011/05/27/michigans-rick-snyder-a-governor-who-gets-livability/


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Editorial: Why Michigan needs a comprehensive transportation funding plan
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/06/editorial_why_michigan_needs_a.html

Company plans $5.8M investment in Aerotropolis
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/09/business-us-aerotropolis-michigan_8508253.html

Kalitta Charters expansion to get OK
http://www.freep.com/article/20110608/BUSINESS06/106080372/Kalitta-Charters-expansion-get-OK?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Metro Detroit's bus system fight may risk millions
http://www.freep.com/article/20110608/NEWS05/106080436/Metro-Detroit-s-bus-system-fight-may-risk-millions-

Private money on the line: Woodward rail donors wait for layout they like
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110529/SUB01/305299991/private-money-on-the-line-woodward-rail-donors-wait-for-layout-they

On the Road: Model D Speaker Series recap on Urban Mobility
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/speakerseriesrecap060711.aspx

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be 'catalyst' for expanding transit services countywide
http://www.annarbor.com/news/washtenaw-county-board-of-commissioners-will-be-the-catalyst-for-expanding-transit-services-countywi/

Dearborn Plans For Rail
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/dearbornrail0212.aspx

Opponents of 2nd Detroit bridge post fake eviction notices on resident's homes
http://www.freep.com/article/20110606/NEWS01/110606059/Opponents-2nd-Detroit-bridge-post-fake-eviction-notices-resident-s-homes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Guest commentary: New bridge will build jobs and business for Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110602/OPINION05/106020412/Guest-commentary-New-bridge-will-build-jobs-business-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder: ‘I'm not anti-Ambassador Bridge. I'm pro-international trade'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110601/FREE/110609976#

Guest commentary: Build new bridge with nearby communities in mind
http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/OPINION05/106050482/Guest-commentary-Build-new-bridge-nearby-communities-mind

John Jamian returns as director of Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110606/FREE/110609915

Detroit Airports To Become International Air Freight Hubs
http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/28167482/index.html

Stephen Henderson: Just build it: The business case for a new bridge
http://www.freep.com/article/20110529/COL33/105290426/Stephen-Henderson-Just-build-business-case-new-bridge?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinion|s


Regional



'Fab Five' Panel Talks About Strengthening Southeast Michigan Through Collaboration
http://mpc.detroitchamber.com/blog/fab_five

Newly formed Southeast Michigan caucus to focus on economic development, transportation
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/newly_formed_southeast_michiga.html

‘Fab Five’ forum: One more regional leader, same emphasis on cooperation
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110603/FREE/110609938

Detroit could lose clout in Wayne County redistricting
http://www.freep.com/article/20110609/NEWS02/106090536/Detroit-could-lose-clout-Wayne-County-redistricting?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Metro Detroit leaders agree it's time to discuss merging services
http://www.freep.com/article/20110604/NEWS15/106040386/Metro-Detroit-leaders-agree-s-time-discuss-merging-services

Another voice joins 'Big Four'
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/06/01/news/politics/srv0000011901498.txt

A vibrant Detroit would make it easier for Ann Arbor companies to attract talented young professionals
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/a-vibrant-detroit-would-make-it-easier-for-ann-arbor-tech-companies-to-attract-talented-young-profes/

New Economy Initiative enlists New Michigan Media and Issue Media to highlight ethnic, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110602/FREE/110609955

Stephen Clark interviews Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/macomb_county/stephen-clark-interviews-macomb-county-executive-mark-hackel

Brooks Patterson talks about this year's Mackinac Policy Conference
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/brooks-patterson-talks-about-this-year%27s-mackinac-policy-conference

Brooks Patterson unhappy Washtenaw County is part of 'Fab Five' at Mackinac Policy Conference
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/brooks_patterson_unhappy_washt.html

Washtenaw Chair responds to Oakland Co.'s not-so-warm welcome
http://apps.detnews.com/apps/blogs/lansingblog/index.php?blogid=114

Patterson: If Snyder can get bridge deal done this month, he should take on global warming
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/patterson_if_gov_snyder_can_ge.html

Carol Cain: Dark days ahead for Detroit, Oakland aide says
http://www.freep.com/article/20110529/COL24/105290396/Carol-Cain-Dark-days-ahead-Detroit-Oakland-aide-says

Woodward Avenue as linear city
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0609woodave0212.aspx

Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Stephen Henderson: Help Detroit break its high-tax habit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/COL33/106050484/Stephen-Henderson-Help-Detroit-break-its-high-tax-habit

Snyder signs bills for Detroit's higher taxes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110609/METRO/106090476/1361/Snyder-signs-bills-for-Detroit-s-higher-taxes

Which part of Detroit, if any, really needs "right-sizing"?
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/which_part_of_detroit_needs_ri.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%20switchboard_all%20%28Switchboard:%20Blogs%20from%20NRDCs%20Environmental%20Experts%29

Fixing the politics, not policy, is key to reviving Dave Bing's sagging fortunes
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/fixing_the_politics_not_policy.html

Urban farming film coming to city it features: Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110606/NEWS06/106060338/Urban-farming-film-coming-city-features-Detroit

Artists enrich crumbling Detroit
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3235462.htm

Let Detroit's farms flourish
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110607/OPINION01/106070319/1008/opinion01/Let-Detroit%E2%80%99s-farms-flourish

Millions in grants helping Detroit state park create outdoor gateway in old manufacturing site
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/f8d1d571f77d445fa02dd9188771a82c/MI--Urban-State-Park-Expansion/

Detroit Scrap City
http://inthesetimes.com/article/11478/detroit_scrap_city

Hamtramck innovates, finds reuse for blighted homes
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/hamtramck_innovates_finds_reus.html

Detroit Human Services Department has history of serving itself ahead of needy residents
http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/NEWS01/106050546/Detroit-Human-Services-Department-has-history-serving-itself-ahead-needy-residents

Whole Foods hosts community focus groups in Midtown, Eastern Market on idea of coming to Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110603/BUSINESS04/106030336/Whole-Foods-hosts-community-focus-groups-Midtown-Eastern-Market-idea-coming-Detroit

Compuware to start work on community garden at old Lafayette Building site
http://www.freep.com/article/20110609/BUSINESS06/110609029/Compuware-start-work-community-garden-old-Lafayette-Building-site?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Bing can't afford to fail this test
http://www.freep.com/article/20110609/OPINION01/106090412/Editorial-Bing-can-t-afford-fail-test?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


Michigan Policy & Politics


MEDC CEO Michael Finney: 'I'm extremely comfortable' with elimination of MEGA tax credits
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/medc-ceo-michael-finney-im-extremely-comfortable-with-elimination-of-mega-tax-credits/

Water shaped Michigan's past: Now it's a key to state's future
http://www.freep.com/article/20110605/BUSINESS06/106050496/Water-shaped-Michigan-s-past-Now-s-key-state-s-future?odyssey=nav|head

Power of positive pushing: The ‘Snyder effect' at Mackinac
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/FREE/306059955/power-of-positive-pushing-the-8216-snyder-effect-at-mackinac

Belief builds in Michigan turnaround
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110601/OPINION03/106010363/1022/Belief-builds-in-Michigan-turnaround

Paving right path is key to Michigan's recovery
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110603/OPINION03/106030368/1001/Paving-right-path-is-key-to-Michigan-s-recovery

Execs' prescription for state: Keep going forward, innovating
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/SUB01/306059977/execs-prescription-for-state-keep-going-forward-innovating

Want growth and reinvention? We're in this together, Michigan
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/michigan-were-in-this-together/

Phil Power: Culture change is key to transforming Mich.
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20110609/OPINION01/106090310/Phil-Power-Culture-change-key-transforming-Mich-

Editorial: Economic development begins at home
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110605/OPINION01/106050310/1008/opinion01/Editorial--Economic-development-begins-at-home

Now is time for everyone to work together
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110608/OPINION01/106080317/1008/opinion01/Now-is-time-for-everyone-to-work-together

MEDC aims to bolster MichAgain
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/SUB01/306059994/capitol-briefings-medc-aims-to-bolster-michagain

Michigan's economic official planning Asia trade mission
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110602/POLITICS02/106020444/1361/Michigan-s-economic-official-planning-Asia-trade-mission


National Policy & Politics


U.S. can break addiction to imported oil
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/06/06/isaacs.oil.addiction/

How High Gas Prices Could Help the Economy
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/06/how-high-gas-prices-could-help-the-economy/240145/

Why It's Time To Buy
The Clouds Haven't Quite Parted, But the Long-Term Case for Home Ownership Is Looking Stronger
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576361522020024248.html

The Geography of Immigrant Skills: Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2011/06_immigrants_singer.aspx


Business / Energy / NextGen Auto


Is the Electric Car Finally Here?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steven-cohen/is-the-electric-car-final_b_871788.html

Tom Walsh: GM exec wants to test personal pod travel in Detroit

http://www.freep.com/article/20110603/COL06/106030441/Tom-Walsh-GM-exec-wants-test-personal-pod-travel-Detroit

Snyder's 'economic gardening' translates into billions in lending for Michigan businesses
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/what-economic-gardening-through-billions-in-business-lending-could-mean-for-michigan/

Shedding light on reinvention
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/SUB01/306059996/shedding-light-on-reinvention

UAW's Bob King says union has changed, calls for pragmatism
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110601/FREE/110609978

With Meritor gift, The Henry Ford plans to turn history into teacher of innovation
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110602/FREE/110609950

Innovation Institute 'conversation changer'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/SUB01/306059995/innovation-institute-conversation-changer

Detroit’s Rebound Is Built on Smaller Cars
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/business/economy/30auto.html

Robot Town to seek planning grant, tackle site selection
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110605/SUB01/306059975/robot-town-to-seek-planning-grant-tackle-site-selection

Energy drink king behind $100M fund: Bhargava sets up tech park for new firms
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110529/FREE/305299993/energy-drink-king-behind-100m-fund-bhargava-sets-up-tech-park-for

Borders may go to Van Buren Twp.
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110609/BIZ/106090340/1001/Borders-may-go-to-Van-Buren-Twp.


Sustainability / Smart Growth


How Google's Robot Cars Will Revive Sprawl
http://www.fastcompany.com/1758128/how-googles-robot-cars-will-make-car-sharing-ubiquitous-and-commuting-less-painful-revive-sp

Latest Tea Party Action Targets Planning, Sustainability and the Greater Good
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/latest-tea-party-action-targets-planning-sustainability-greater-good/comment-page-1/

What Indy can learn from Portland
City needs to attract more residents back to urban core
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110605/OPINION03/106050336/What-Indy-can-learn-from-Portland?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinion|p

Infographic: Light Rail Transit for Dummies
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/06/infographic-light-rail-transit-for-dummies/239664/

Suburban corporate campuses are going out of fashion
http://www.grist.org/sprawl/2011-05-31-is-it-over-for-suburban-corporate-campuses

Great places: smart density as part of economic flourishing
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-31-great-places-smart-density-economic-flourishing

Los Angeles Leads Full-Throttle Dash for U.S. Transit Cash
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/06/06/06greenwire-los-angeles-leads-full-throttle-dash-for-us-tran-379.html

Freedom From Oil: Policy Solutions Released by the Congressional Livable Communities Task Force
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/22512

Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/top-10-climate-ready-cities/

How to Turn a Parking Lot Into an Ideal Green Community
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/06/how-to-turn-a-parking-lot-into-an-ideal-green-community/239973/