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/

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