Wednesday, July 6, 2011

News 7.6.11

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Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Cool factor lures the young, artsy to Detroit
http://detroitnews.com/article/20110629/BIZ/106290366/Cool-factor-lures-the-young--artsy-to-Detroit

Latest round of Kresge arts grants builds city's culture -- and elates recipients of $25,000
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106290303

Detroit: How you see the Motor City changing by the year 2020
http://www.changinggears.info/2011/06/24/detroit-how-you-see-the-motor-city-changing-by-the-year-2020/

Saving Detroit: The Conversation
http://blogs.forbes.com/joannmuller/2011/06/29/saving-detroit-the-conversation/





HUD secretary Donovan coming to econ club with Obama's ‘distressed cities' initiative
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110706/FREE/110709957/hud-secretary-donovan-coming-to-econ-club-with-obamas







Regional News

Mack Hackel: Don't leave Macomb County out of regional transportation discussion
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/mack_hackel_dont_leave_macomb.html



Patterson proposes wage freeze in Oakland budget
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110706/METRO02/107060344/Patterson-proposes-wage-freeze-in-Oakland-budget

L. Brooks Patterson does not want your Pontiac bankruptcy, tries to protect Oakland County
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/07/l_brooks_patterson_does_not_wa.html


Patterson wants Oakland County to be able to end police contract if Pontiac files bankruptcy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110706/FREE/110709959/patterson-wants-oakland-county-to-be-able-to-end-police-contract-if


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Kalitta Charters, expanding in Ypsilanti Township, becomes first business to secure Aerotropolis incentives
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/first-aerotropolis-business-brings-38-million-in-investment-50-new-high-tech-jobs-to-ypsilanti-towns/

Airport can help region prosper (Milwaukee)
http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/124818979.html

Detroit Metro is rated the country's best large airport
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/02/local/la-me-best-airports-20110630













Luring Sears headquarters to metro Detroit would not be a good deal for Michigan
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/07/luring_sears_headquarters_to_m.html



Detroit workforce development fund gets U.S. grant to train 300 for ‘green' jobs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110629/FREE/110629858


Michigan Policy & Politics

Snyder moving quickly, but his 'dashboard' lags behind
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110701/POLITICS02/107010382/1024/POLITICS03/Snyder-moving-quickly--but-his-%E2%80%98dashboard%E2%80%99-lags-behind

Food entrepreneurs say Michigan's rules leave bad taste
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110705/BIZ/107050359/Food-entrepreneurs-say-Michigan%E2%80%99s-rules-leave-bad-taste

Gov. Rick Snyder: How We’re Re-inventing Michigan
http://blogs.forbes.com/joannmuller/2011/06/29/gov-rick-snyder-how-were-re-inventing-michigan/


National Policy & Politics

In a Growth-Oriented System, Youngstown, Ohio Struggles to Shrink
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/07/05/in-a-growth-oriented-system-youngstown-ohio-struggles-to-shrink/

The Buckeye Budget Lesson
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304450604576417811037911684.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/07/how-the-great-reset-has-already-changed-america/241200/


Sustainability / Smart Growth

Rooftop turbines give new meaning to being green
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110705/BIZ/107050363/Rooftop-turbines-give-new-meaning-to-being-green


'The Pursuit of Happiness': How Do Communities Make Us Happy?
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/06/the-pursuit-of-happiness-how-do-communities-make-us-happy/241201/

Young People Are Losing Interest in Cars, But That Doesn't Mean the End of the Road for Automakers
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-debord/car-industry_b_888383.html

New ideas for sustainable architecture in the Americas
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sustainable-architecture-south-america


Culture / Sports / Arts

Exploring Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals via touch-screen
http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/29/out-of-office-discovering-detroit/

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