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/

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