Sunday, June 26, 2011

News 6.26.11


Why the world faces a massive traffic jam (Bill Ford)


Gary Brown calls for metro Detroit transit authority, regional sales tax to pay for it

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Detroit's Head Start program in peril|head

Transformation Detroit: Dan Gilbert's grand plan for downtown tech hub, retail and residential

Video of the Day: John Gallagher shares five ideas for 'Reimagining Detroit'

Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit

Transformation Detroit: Leaders say city isn't just fighting crime, it's fighting perception of crime

Transformation Detroit: Eastern Market fights food desert myth with Tuesday hours

Business / Energy / Auto

New online tool for state entrepreneurs gets to know you, then tells you what you need

Michigan Policy & Politics

National Policy & Politics

Sustainability / Smart Growth

Poor transit system, sprawl make trips to work difficult

Atlanta Forward / Another View: An action plan for our infrastructure

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

News 6.21.11


Jon Stewart LIVE On Fox News, Tells Host 'You're Insane' (VIDEO)

It’s Still the Economy, Stupid (Bill Clinton)

The locavore’s dilemma
Urban farms do more harm than good to the environment

Transformation Detroit: 'Meds and eds' working to lure residents, business partners to Midtown

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Republicans love bike and rail—so why don’t Republican politicians?


Company makes $4 million investment in Canton

Oakland County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over unpaid taxes

Oakland County sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, claiming both owe real estate transfer tax money

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Abandoned Train Station Gets A Makeover

Midtown leaders must step-up on Detroit incinerator

State to Run Detroit's Worst Schools

Dan Gilbert hopes Madison project change downtown Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Selling Employees on Living in Detroit

Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert adds Dime Building to downtown Detroit holdings|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Quicken Loans' Gilbert buying Detroit's historic Dime Building

Bing: 'Huge' help for Detroit on way from White House

John Gallagher’s Reimagining Detroit

Taking root: Growing food, engaging community a way of life on West Side farm

Business / Auto / Energy

Michigan Policy & Politics

Why Gov. Rick Snyder's Detroit reforms get the bipartisan support that Gov. John Engler's plan lacked

Speakers: Michigan needs to sell its strengths as a corporate site

National Policy & Politics

Smart Growth / Sustainability / Urban Issues

A liveability wish list for Big D: let's actually start to think big

10 Most Convenient Cities in America

Small Cities Week Celebrates Innovation, Progress in America's Small Cities and Towns

Megacities: China's urban challenge

Flint, Michigan, Re-imagines Itself In An Architecture Competition

Culture / Arts / Sports

Detroit is overflowing with talent - BLAC Sound Videos

'Pure Michigan' NASCAR race planned for August

State buys right to add ‘Pure Michigan’ name to August NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway

Lining up to sample Arab-American cuisine

Sunday, June 19, 2011

News 6.19.11


Detroit apartment buildings fill; renters' age falls: Incentives, biz moves drive surge


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

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

KEITH CRAIN: It was time for Bing to make tough calls


Michigan Policy & Politics

Guest column: What the One Kent coalition believes our city, region needs

OUTDOORS: Develop a relationship with the jewel of the Great Lakes

Editorial: Great Lakes states need to maintain united effort to prevent further erosion of water quality funding

Business / Energy / Auto

U.S. Senate is next stop for bill providing $6.4 billion for defense programs with state connections

Ex-governor sees the light on green issues

Firm opens shared workspace for app developers in Pontiac

Opinion: Health care reform could prove unfriendly for innovation, patients

Analysis: Tax cut for employers no panacea for jobs

Report: Uninsured, Medicaid patients seek care in emergency department more than commercially insured, are sicker

Sustainability / Smart Growth

Smart Growth to Blame For the Housing Crash? Not By a Long Shot.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Marks Two Trailblazing Years

Poll: Republicans Support Transpo Policies to Avert Climate Change, Too

ULI Chief: Inner ‘Burbs the Best

How to Plan Good Cities for Bicycling

Livability trend puts walking expert in demand

Denver Transit Oriented Development Fund

Culture / Other

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

Help is on the way from Michigan to reeling Joplin, Mo.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

News 6/10/11


Despite objections from gardeners, Detroit City Council committee recommends land sale to independent business

Land banks help find new use for vacant land|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Crain's Special Report: Corporate campuses in twilight

Michigan’s Rick Snyder: A Governor Who Gets Livability

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Editorial: Why Michigan needs a comprehensive transportation funding plan

Company plans $5.8M investment in Aerotropolis

Kalitta Charters expansion to get OK|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Metro Detroit's bus system fight may risk millions

Private money on the line: Woodward rail donors wait for layout they like

On the Road: Model D Speaker Series recap on Urban Mobility

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners will be 'catalyst' for expanding transit services countywide

Dearborn Plans For Rail

Opponents of 2nd Detroit bridge post fake eviction notices on resident's homes|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Guest commentary: New bridge will build jobs and business for Michigan|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder: ‘I'm not anti-Ambassador Bridge. I'm pro-international trade'

Guest commentary: Build new bridge with nearby communities in mind

John Jamian returns as director of Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Detroit Airports To Become International Air Freight Hubs

Stephen Henderson: Just build it: The business case for a new bridge|newswell|text|Opinion|s


'Fab Five' Panel Talks About Strengthening Southeast Michigan Through Collaboration

Newly formed Southeast Michigan caucus to focus on economic development, transportation

‘Fab Five’ forum: One more regional leader, same emphasis on cooperation

Detroit could lose clout in Wayne County redistricting|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Metro Detroit leaders agree it's time to discuss merging services

Another voice joins 'Big Four'

A vibrant Detroit would make it easier for Ann Arbor companies to attract talented young professionals

New Economy Initiative enlists New Michigan Media and Issue Media to highlight ethnic, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs

Stephen Clark interviews Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel

Brooks Patterson talks about this year's Mackinac Policy Conference

Brooks Patterson unhappy Washtenaw County is part of 'Fab Five' at Mackinac Policy Conference

Washtenaw Chair responds to Oakland Co.'s not-so-warm welcome

Patterson: If Snyder can get bridge deal done this month, he should take on global warming

Carol Cain: Dark days ahead for Detroit, Oakland aide says

Woodward Avenue as linear city

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Stephen Henderson: Help Detroit break its high-tax habit

Snyder signs bills for Detroit's higher taxes

Which part of Detroit, if any, really needs "right-sizing"?

Fixing the politics, not policy, is key to reviving Dave Bing's sagging fortunes

Urban farming film coming to city it features: Detroit

Artists enrich crumbling Detroit

Let Detroit's farms flourish

Millions in grants helping Detroit state park create outdoor gateway in old manufacturing site

Detroit Scrap City

Hamtramck innovates, finds reuse for blighted homes

Detroit Human Services Department has history of serving itself ahead of needy residents

Whole Foods hosts community focus groups in Midtown, Eastern Market on idea of coming to Detroit

Compuware to start work on community garden at old Lafayette Building site|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Bing can't afford to fail this test|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Michigan Policy & Politics

MEDC CEO Michael Finney: 'I'm extremely comfortable' with elimination of MEGA tax credits

Water shaped Michigan's past: Now it's a key to state's future|head

Power of positive pushing: The ‘Snyder effect' at Mackinac

Belief builds in Michigan turnaround

Paving right path is key to Michigan's recovery

Execs' prescription for state: Keep going forward, innovating

Want growth and reinvention? We're in this together, Michigan

Phil Power: Culture change is key to transforming Mich.

Editorial: Economic development begins at home

Now is time for everyone to work together

MEDC aims to bolster MichAgain

Michigan's economic official planning Asia trade mission

National Policy & Politics

U.S. can break addiction to imported oil

How High Gas Prices Could Help the Economy

Why It's Time To Buy
The Clouds Haven't Quite Parted, But the Long-Term Case for Home Ownership Is Looking Stronger

The Geography of Immigrant Skills: Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas

Business / Energy / NextGen Auto

Is the Electric Car Finally Here?

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

Snyder's 'economic gardening' translates into billions in lending for Michigan businesses

Shedding light on reinvention

UAW's Bob King says union has changed, calls for pragmatism

With Meritor gift, The Henry Ford plans to turn history into teacher of innovation

Innovation Institute 'conversation changer'

Detroit’s Rebound Is Built on Smaller Cars

Robot Town to seek planning grant, tackle site selection

Energy drink king behind $100M fund: Bhargava sets up tech park for new firms

Borders may go to Van Buren Twp.

Sustainability / Smart Growth

How Google's Robot Cars Will Revive Sprawl

Latest Tea Party Action Targets Planning, Sustainability and the Greater Good

What Indy can learn from Portland
City needs to attract more residents back to urban core|newswell|text|Opinion|p

Infographic: Light Rail Transit for Dummies

Suburban corporate campuses are going out of fashion

Great places: smart density as part of economic flourishing

Los Angeles Leads Full-Throttle Dash for U.S. Transit Cash

Freedom From Oil: Policy Solutions Released by the Congressional Livable Communities Task Force

Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

How to Turn a Parking Lot Into an Ideal Green Community