Sunday, August 21, 2011

News (8.21.11)

Featured

How to end the new War Between the States
http://www.salon.com/news/us_economy/?story=/politics/war_room/2011/08/16/lind_red_blue_states

States mull taxing drivers by the mile
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44122391/ns/business-autos/#.TlGlxztgcjw

Capturing the Idling of the Motor City
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/arts/design/andrew-moores-photographic-take-on-detroit-decay.html

Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America'
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/best_places_USA/sleeping-bear-dunes-michigan-voted-good-morning-americas/story?id=14319616


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


OTHER VOICES: How to bring mass transit to the region
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110821/FREE/308219970/other-voices-how-to-bring-mass-transit-to-the-region

Detroit-area freight–related study launched
http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/detroit-area-freight-related-study-launched-3413.html

HURON TWP.: Township withdraws from Aerotropolis
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/08/20/news/doc4e4ebf36352e3786925383.txt

The Star’s editorial | Air cargo hub is a dubious proposition (St. Louis)
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/08/18/3085111/the-stars-editorial-air-cargo.html

Royal Oak, aerotropolis projects get federal grants totaling $1 million
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110817/FREE/110819912

Letters: More of Aerotropolis' benefits will materialize in the future
http://www.freep.com/article/20110819/OPINION04/108190303/Letters-More-Aerotropolis-benefits-will-materialize-future

Carol Cain: Hopes for growth tied to airports soar
http://www.freep.com/article/20110821/COL24/108210422/Carol-Cain-Hopes-growth-tied-airports-soar

ROMULUS: Turkia Awada Mullin named Wayne County Airport Authority’s CEO
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/08/16/news/doc4e4ad9bdafcea725363579.txt

CNN: The Gateway
http://edition.cnn.com/CNNI/Programs/connect.the.world/the.gateway/

WA3 receives $750,000 federal grant to help make Woodward Avenue a 'complete street'
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/royal_oak_gets_750000_federal.html

$28.2 million in investment funding OK'd for Dearborn Train Station project
http://www.freep.com/article/20110820/NEWS02/108200384/-28-2-million-investment-funding-OK-d-Dearborn-Train-Station-project

Brandyn: Build a Transit System
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/detroit_stories/brandyn%3A-build-a-transit-system-20110816-km


Business / Auto

Making Low-Interest Auto Loans Work
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/making-low-interest-auto-loans-work/

Canton firm lobbies for federal support of wind energy
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110818/NEWS15/108180551

A123 Systems Moves From the Lab to the Assembly Line
http://energy.gov/articles/a123-systems-moves-lab-assembly-line

Get a job encouraging better coverage of economic news in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/08/get_a_job_encouraging_better_coverage_of.html

4 Funding Sources For Startups, Established Businesses in Michigan
http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2011/08/17/4-funding-sources-for-startups-established-businesses-in-michigan/

Cash-Rich Companies Begin to Make Renewable Energy Investments
http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2011/08/18/18climatewire-cash-rich-companies-begin-to-make-renewable-e-3023.html


National Policy / Politics

Urban Manufacturing Alliance: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the City
http://www.apparelnews.net/news/manufacturing/081811-Urban-Manufacturing-Alliance-Bringing-Manufacturing-Back-to-the-City

Big chains and government target "food deserts"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/19/us-supermarkets-idUSTRE77I3DK20110819

Sustainable Living, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Urban Farms – OpEd
http://www.eurasiareview.com/sustainable-living-liberty-and-the-pursuit-of-urban-farms-oped-21082011/

Guess Who Doesn’t Want the EPA “Padlocked”? Detroit, That’s Who
http://www.bnet.com/blog/electric-cars/guess-who-doesnt-want-the-epa-8220padlocked-8221-detroit-thats-who/5027


Regional News

Macomb County attains AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's
http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2011/08/16/business/doc4e4abed1179f2425017039.txt

Feds to help with Rouge Complex clean up
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2011/08/17/news/doc4e4bf57529272543049252.txt

The importance of being Hansen
http://metrotimes.com/columns/the-importance-of-being-hansen-1.1189617

Macomb exec advocates tri-county classic car cruise
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/08/19/news/doc4e4f239186d78938469743.txt

Detroit Suburbs Become Unlikely Site for Geothermal Drilling Projects
http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110815/detroit-michigan-unlikely-site-geothermal-enegy-drilling-projects


Detroit / Urban Revitalization

The real deal: Longtime friends key to Gilbert's strategy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110821/FREE/308219944/the-real-deal-longtime-friends-key-to-gilberts-strategy

Neighborhood skeptical of urban farming project
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110819/METRO01/108190389/Neighborhood-skeptical-of-urban-farming-project

Loft living is where the action is in metro Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110821/BUSINESS04/108210384/Loft-living-where-action-metro-Detroit-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit businesses in national spotlight as entrepreneurs speak on White House panel
http://www.freep.com/article/20110819/BUSINESS06/108190366/Detroit-businesses-national-spotlight-entrepreneurs-speak-White-House-panel

Chase Foundation gives $1M for Detroit housing incentives
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110819/METRO01/108190375/1409/Chase-Foundation-gives-$1M-for-Detroit-housing-incentives

Somerset to nearly double the size of CityLoft downtown Aug. 25-27
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110817/BIZ/108170324/1001/Somerset-to-nearly-double-the-size-of-CityLoft-downtown-Aug.-25-27

Roosevelt Park Revival: World-class skate plaza planned outside iconic train station in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/world-class_detroit_skate_plaz.html

U.S. blasts state's investigation of Detroit Human Services
http://www.freep.com/article/20110820/NEWS01/108200416/U-S-blasts-state-s-investigation-Detroit-Human-Services?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ousted supervisor sues Detroit; says she tried to halt spending
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110817/METRO01/108170366/1410/METRO01/Ousted-supervisor-sues-Detroit--says-she-tried-to-halt-spending

Is Detroit the Next Brooklyn?
http://www.infrastructurist.com/2011/08/19/is-detroit-the-next-brooklyn/

Experts: Detroiters cut off from healthy food options
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110817/METRO01/108170371/1410/METRO01/Experts--Detroiters-cut-off-from-healthy-food-options


Michigan Policy / Politics

Snyder: Let's take challenge to emergency manager law right to Supreme Court
http://www.freep.com/article/20110818/NEWS15/110818021/Snyder-Let-s-take-challenge-emergency-manager-law-right-Supreme-Court

MEGA approves incentives for $173 million in new investment
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/MEGA-approves-incentives-for-$173-million-in-new-investment/

Governments race to finish dashboards by deadline: Millions at stake in revenue sharing
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110821/SUB01/308219946/governments-race-to-finish-dashboards-by-deadline-millions-at-stake-in-revenue-sharing


Urbanism / Smart Growth / Sustainability

Arlington, Virginia: More Evidence That Growth Can Be Green
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/08/arlington-virginia-more-evidence-that-growth-can-be-green/243757/

Can Suburbs Be Designed to Do Away with the Car?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=suburbs-designed-to-eliminate-car

New data show how transit corridors reduce traffic, increase walking
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/new_data_show_how_transit_corr.html

Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2011/0818_transportation_tomer_puentes.aspx

Transit Accessibility and You
http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-avenue/93933/transit-accessibility-and-you

Can a Sustainable City Rise in the Middle Eastern Desert?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=masdar-sustainable-city-in-desert

Cities Where Americans Can’t Get To Work
http://247wallst.com/2011/08/19/cities-where-americans-cant-get-to-work/

City's Now Taking Bids For Transit-Oriented "Area Plans" and "Catalyst Project Concepts" (Dallas)
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/08/citys_now_taking_bids_for_tran.php


Culture

Jews join community push to revitalize Detroit with youth.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-08-20-Detroit-Jewish-rent_n.htm

Family Vacations In Detroit: A Huffington Post Travel Guide
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/16/family-vacations-in-detroit_n_912596.html

A new role-playing video game puts a revitalized Detroit in the spotlight
http://www.freep.com/article/20110821/ENT06/108210374/A-new-role-playing-video-game-puts-revitalized-Detroit-spotlight


Monday, August 15, 2011

News 8.15.11

Featured

The Forecloser
John Oliver meets with a Florida couple and rookie lawyer who foreclosed on Bank of America and turns their incredible story into a movie.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-august-8-2011/the-forecloser

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html?_r=1&hp


Culture

Summer in the City volunteers paint mural
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=C4&Dato=20110809&Kategori=NEWS&Lopenr=108090805&Ref=PH/Summer-City-volunteers-paint-mural?odyssey=mod|defcon|img|FRONTPAGE

Painting the town: Summer in the City artists think big
http://www.freep.com/article/20110810/NEWS01/108100363/Painting-town-Summer-City-artists-think-big

The 20 Best & Worst Cities for Your Astrological Sign
http://ecosalon.com/20-best-worst-cities-for-your-astrological-sign-127/


Transportation

Carol Cain: New airport boss Mullin fires back at her critics
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/COL24/108140404/Carol-Cain-New-airport-boss-Mullin-fires-back-her-critics

Editorial: A modern public transit system is within reach
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION01/108140434/Editorial-modern-public-transit-system-within-reach

Pontiac's train station downsizes, but upgrades
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110813/METRO02/108130370/1409/metro/Pontiac%E2%80%99s-train-station-downsizes--but-upgrades

Editorial: Q&A with Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff: Build balanced transit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION01/108140440/Editorial-Q-Transit-Administrator-Peter-Rogoff-Build-balanced-transit

Panel's tour of proposed Detroit bridge site turns into debate
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110815/METRO01/108150370/1409/Panel%E2%80%99s-tour-of-proposed-Detroit-bridge-site-turns-into-debate


Michigan Policy & Politics

Federal, state business leaders back plan to integrate travel, energy, Internet
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110812/BIZ04/108120431/1361/Federal--state-business-leaders-back-plan-to-integrate-travel--energy--Internet

U.S. snubs state for clinic funds from health care reform law
http://www.freep.com/article/20110813/NEWS06/108130406/U-S-snubs-state-clinic-funds-from-health-care-reform-law


Detroit / Urban Revitalization

10 great places to explore urban neighborhoods (Corktown)
http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/10great/story/2011/08/10-great-places-to-explore-urban-neighborhoods/49932996/1

Guest commentary: Detroit can win by using genius of the Internet
http://www.freep.com/article/20110814/OPINION05/108140445/Guest-commentary-Detroit-can-win-by-using-genius-Internet

Eleanor Josaitis: A gift to Detroit for 43 years
http://www.freep.com/article/20110810/NEWS01/108100412/Eleanor-Josaitis-gift-Detroit-43-years?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s&odyssey=mod|dnmiss|umbrella|5

Focus: Hope builds on brand: Nonprofit reworks finances with eye on mission
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/FREE/308149995/focus-hope-builds-on-brand-nonprofit-reworks-finances-with-eye-on

MARY KRAMER: Putting a face on Gilbert's investment
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149988/mary-kramer-putting-a-face-on-gilberts-investment

Detroit's $2M ticket hangs in the balance with JLA talks
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149993/detroits-2m-ticket-hangs-in-the-balance-with-jla-talks

Detroit Works Project already running behind schedule after starting behind schedule
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/detroit_works_project_already.html

It's alive! Live Midtown residential incentive program a runaway hit in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/its_alive_live_midtown_residen.html


Business / Auto / Energy

Get ready for the new era of manufacturing
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/post/get-ready-for-the-new-era-of-manufacturing/2010/12/20/gIQAHLmZ9I_blog.html

Defense industry braces for federal budget cuts, possible automatic trims
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/308149973/defense-industry-braces-for-federal-budget-cuts-possible-automatic

IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Peter Van Dyke)
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110814/SUB01/110819959/in-the-spotlight


National Policy / Politics

America's 'food deserts'
http://theweek.com/article/index/218167/americarsquos-food-deserts

The Fall of the Midwest Economic Model
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903392904576509992605316426.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Clean Car Sites Are the Go-To Stump for Obama's Jobs Message
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/08/12/12greenwire-clean-car-sites-are-the-go-to-stump-for-obamas-21015.html

GOP Looks to Cement Gains
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904292504576484210033366934.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


Regional News

Ann Arbor to County: Levy Econ Dev Tax
http://annarborchronicle.com/2011/08/15/ann-arbor-to-county-levy-econ-dev-tax/

ANN ARBOR: Companies move into University of Michigan Venture Accelerator
http://www.heritage.com/articles/2011/08/14/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4e48040134039633820632.txt


Smart Growth / Sustainability

3 Key Environmental Issues Worth Paying Attention To
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/08/3-key-environmental-issues-worth-paying-attention-to/243607/

The Importance of Regional Planning That Matters
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/08/the-importance-of-regional-planning-that-matters/243511/

Let’s make urban revitalization greener, greater, and more inclusive
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-08-12-lets-make-urban-revitalization-greener-greater-and-more-inclusiv

Civil Rights Group Demands End to Car-Centric Transportation Policies
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/15/civil-rights-group-demands-transportation-reform/

The high cost of getting to work
http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/11/high-cost-getting-work



Thursday, August 11, 2011

News 8.11.11

Featured

The Day Our Leaders Got Unstuck
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/10/opinion/the-day-our-leaders-got-unstuck.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=opinion

End political gridlock: Put a Millennial in charge
http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/06/stepp.millennials.open/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Why Detroit Could Be the Next Big Startup City
http://www.bnet.com/blog/small-biz-economy/why-detroit-could-be-the-next-big-startup-city/209

What A Detroit Supper Club Teaches Us About Co-Creativity
http://www.fastcompany.com/1771698/what-a-detroit-supper-club-can-teach-us-about-co-creativity


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Study examines extending Woodward light rail from Detroit to suburbs like Ferndale, Birmingham
http://www.freep.com/article/20110808/NEWS05/108080326/Study-examines-extending-Woodward-light-rail-from-Detroit-suburbs-like-Ferndale-Birmingham?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What will it take to make a regional transit authority happen?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/what_would_it_take_to_make_a_r.html

Transportation Spending Is the Right Stimulus
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424053111904140604576496430721692282-lMyQjAxMTAxMDEwMDExNDAyWj.html?mod=wsj_share_email

Ficano's Aerotropolis concept flies in Novi
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110811/NEWS13/110810004

Transit chief: Cooperation is key
http://www.freep.com/article/20110809/FROMPRINT03/108090337/Transit-chief-Cooperation-key

New transit center in Pontiac welcomes train, bus commuters
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0811pontiactransit0220.aspx

Movers and shakers
http://www.globalairportcities.com/news/features/movers-and-shakers

Feds Call “All Hands On Deck” For Detroit Transit
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/10/feds-call-%E2%80%9Call-hands-on-deck%E2%80%9D-for-detroit-transit/

Train, Rail Projects Could Be Finalized This Week
http://dearborn.patch.com/articles/train-rail-projects-could-be-finalized-this-week

A Plan to Save U.S. Infrastructure That Might Actually Work
http://www.infrastructurist.com/2011/08/11/a-plan-to-save-u-s-infrastructure-that-might-actually-work/

Bloomberg, Schwarzenegger: U.S. Must Modernize Its Infrastructure, Invest In High-Speed Rail
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/infrastructure-bloomberg-schwarzenegger-high-speed-rail_n_924280.html


Regional News

Hackel: Macomb County adds 600 jobs in first half of '11
http://detnews.com/article/20110809/METRO03/108090409/1361/Hackel--Macomb-County-adds-600-jobs-in-first-half-of--11

Complete Streets Plan Takes Step Forward in Oakland County
http://ferndale.patch.com/articles/complete-streets-plan-takes-step-forward-in-oakland-county-2

Oakland County government ranks 4th in digital innovation
http://www.metromodemedia.com/inthenews/oaklanddigital0220.aspx

Macomb County finding ways to cut costs for future budgets
http://www.freep.com/article/20110811/NEWS04/108110453/Macomb-County-finding-ways-cut-costs-future-budgets

Canton firm pulls out, cuts 84 jobs
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110811/NEWS03/108110496

Businesses commit $55.1 million to investments in Macomb
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110810/FREE/110819995


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Patterson: Kilpatrick proves he's a fiction writer, too
http://detnews.com/article/20110809/OPINION01/108090316/1008/Patterson--Kilpatrick-proves-he%E2%80%99s-a-fiction-writer--too

Commercial farming to start in Detroit with 1,000 trees
http://www.freep.com/article/20110808/BUSINESS04/108080324/Commercial-farming-start-Detroit-1-000-trees

Feds launch probe into Detroit's Human Services department
http://detnews.com/article/20110808/METRO01/108080360/1409/Feds-launch-probe-into-Detroit%27s-Human-Services-department

Eastern Market may add Sundays to days of operation
http://detnews.com/article/20110809/BIZ/108090410/Eastern-Market-may-add-Sundays-to-days-of-operation

Astro Coffee: The new Detroit cool
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110811/STAFFBLOG06/110819974/astro-coffee-the-new-detroit-cool

Mayor Dave Bing tells fellows that Detroit could be on verge of greatness
http://www.freep.com/article/20110811/NEWS01/108110443/Mayor-Dave-Bing-tells-fellows-Detroit-could-verge-greatness

Redevelopment, incentives have renters eyeing Detroit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110810/BIZ/108100331/1001/Redevelopment--incentives-have-renters-eyeing-Detroit

Taking root: Art sprouts in Northend neighborhood gardens
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/takingroot811.aspx

Detroit in Overdrive: See the Revolution
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/detroit-in-overdrive-see-the-revolution.html

Whole Foods, Meet Detroit’s Notorious Nay-Sayers
http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2011/08/08/whole-foods-meet-detroit%E2%80%99s-notorious-nay-sayers/

Feds laud Detroit for emerging downtown IT sector
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/onshoringdowntown080911.aspx

Detroit charter commission to review Lansing objections as deadline approaches
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110811/FREE/110819983/detroit-charter-commission-to-review-lansing-objections-as-deadline


Business / Auto / Energy

Tom Walsh: Tony Earley is big loss for Detroit, a Mr. Fixit for California utility
http://www.freep.com/article/20110809/COL06/110809020/Tom-Walsh-Tony-Earley-big-loss-Detroit-Mr-Fixit-California-utility?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

GE goes on hiring spree in Detroit area
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110808/FREE/110809885/ge-goes-on-hiring-spree-in-detroit-area

GM Gives Solar Canopy Company A Charge
http://www.earthtechling.com/2011/08/gm-gives-solar-canopy-company-a-charge/

General Motors picks A123 Systems to produce electric vehicle battery packs at Livonia plant
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/08/general_motors_picks_a123_syst.html

Backers: Answer to economic development is blowin' in the wind
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110810/FREE/110819998/backers-answer-to-economic-development-is-blowin-in-the-wind

Why Cars Are Getting Geekier
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904140604576498153374275320.html

Michigan companies win $45M in fed energy grants
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110811/BIZ/108110359/1148/Michigan-companies-win-$45M-in-fed-energy-grants

Midwest is Poised to be the Silicon Valley of the Clean Vehicle Industry
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rhwang/midwest_is_poised_to_be_the_si.html


National Policy & Politics

Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/can-the-middle-class-be-saved/8600/

Government as Innovation's Spark Plug
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/0811_michigan_bradley.aspx


Urban Issues / Smart Growth / Sustainability


Do Private Foundations Wield Too Much Power in Rust Belt Cities?
http://rustwire.com/2011/07/13/do-private-foundations-wield-too-much-power-in-rust-belt-cities/

Ex-Youngstown Mayor Tackles the Work of Revitalizing Automotive Communities
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/ex-youngstown-mayor-tackles-the-work-of-revitalizing-automotive-communities/

A plan to help Atlanta think big
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/a-plan-to-help-1099820.html

Urban revitalization is green. Let's make it greener, greater, and more inclusive.
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/urban_revitalization_is_green.html

Seeing cities as the environmental solution, not the problem
http://www.grist.org/urbanism/2011-08-09-seeing-cities-as-the-environmental-solution-not-the-problem


Culture

Spirit of Detroit: Unsung heroes serve city
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110811/METRO01/108110421/1410/METRO01/Spirit-of-Detroit--Unsung-heroes-serve-city

Eleanor M. Josaitis, Housewife-Turned-Urban Activist, Dies at 79
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/us/11josaitis.html

Visiting Mies van der Rohe in Detroit
http://torontoist.com/2011/08/mies_in_lafayette_park.php

Neighborhoods Day in Detroit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrIDachI_Lk

DPS I'M IN Campaign
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKNSM19ksUs


Sunday, August 7, 2011

News 8.7.11

Featured

Detroit’s downtown ‘starting to fight back’
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/7/detroits-downtown-starting-to-fight-back/

Airport board, Mullin must be transparent
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110807/SUB01/308079988/editorial-airport-board-mullin-must-be-transparent


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Wayne County airport's new CEO is business savvy county insider with no airport background
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/wayne-county-airport%27s-new-ceo-is-business-savvy-county-insider-with-no-airport-background

New airport director tied to land deal; investor's search firm later selected her for job
http://www.freep.com/article/20110804/NEWS06/108040471/New-airport-director-tied-land-deal-investor-s-search-firm-later-selected-her-job?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Interview: New Director Of Detroit Metro Airport
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/08/04/interview-new-director-of-detroit-metro-airport/

Mullin hopes to ‘leverage' Metro: Authority's new CEO charts course for non-airline revenue
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110807/FREE/308079999/mullin-hopes-to-8216-leverage-metro-authoritys-new-ceo-charts#

U.S. DOT Awards $336.2M for Next-Gen Trains
http://www.constructionequipment.com/us-dot-awards-3362m-next-gen-trains

Don't make us finish Gateway bridge-approach project, insurer tells judge
http://www.freep.com/article/20110804/NEWS05/110804018/Don-t-make-us-finish-Gateway-bridge-approach-project-insurer-tells-judge?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

A dim future for St. Lawrence Seaway
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/127077298.html

An Ambassador Bridge second-span? Unpacking its proposed purpose
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/an_ambassador_bridge_second-sp.html

From Sprawling New Jersey, a New Way Forward for State DOTs
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/08/03/from-sprawling-new-jersey-a-new-way-forward-for-state-dots/comment-page-1/

Australia Unveils High-Speed Rail Project
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903366504576487261371361054.html


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Group helps young Jewish people move to Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110803/NEWS01/108030393/Group-helps-young-Jewish-people-move-Detroit

Detroit Jewish group looking for a few young urban pioneers
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/05/detroit-jewish-group-looking-for-a-few-young-urban-pioneers/

Astro Coffee in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=C4&Dato=20110803&Kategori=ENT&Lopenr=108030805&Ref=PH/Astro-Coffee-Detroit?odyssey=mod|defcon|img|FRONTPAGE

Detroiters turn out to boost neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20110806/NEWS01/110806018/Detroiters-turn-out-boost-neighborhoods?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

ARISE Detroit's Neighborhoods Day promotes beautification work and fun
http://www.freep.com/article/20110807/NEWS01/108070494/ARISE-Detroit-s-Neighborhoods-Day-promotes-beautification-work-fun?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

An interview with Mayor Dave Bing: 'There's a lot of momentum to build on'
http://www.freep.com/article/20110807/NEWS01/108070440/An-interview-Mayor-Dave-Bing-There-s-lot-momentum-build-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Transform Woodward ponders light rail beyond Detroit
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0804woodlightrail0219.aspx

Panel advising light-rail project to meet Monday with invited biz, community leaders
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110805/FREE/110809920

Rochelle Riley: Feeling the Brotherly Love
http://www.freep.com/article/20110807/COL10/108070492/Rochelle-Riley-Feeling-Brotherly-Love?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: At last, Michigan gets an urban czar
http://www.freep.com/article/20110805/OPINION01/108050311/Editorial-last-Michigan-gets-an-urban-czar?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Jeff Gerritt: Detroit Works forges ahead
http://www.freep.com/article/20110807/OPINION02/108070442/Jeff-Gerritt-Detroit-Works-forges-ahead?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

A long, hard path to renewal
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/editors-blog/2011/0804/A-long-hard-path-to-renewal

Detroit's Department of Human Services spent funds for poor to buy gift cards
http://www.freep.com/article/20110807/NEWS01/108070506/Detroit-s-DHS-spent-money-poor-gift-cards?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Initial opening of Somerset CityLoft in Detroit 'far exceeded expectations,' official says
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/initial_opening_of_somerset_ci.html


Business / Auto

Report: Michigan’s battery industry will have vital ingredient lithium through end of century
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110802/FREE/110809973/report-michigan-8217-s-battery-industry-will-have-vital-ingredient

Rapid growth of Michigan farmers markets prompts support push
http://detnews.com/article/20110804/POLITICS02/108040423/1022/Rapid-growth-of-Michigan-farmers-markets-prompts-support-push

U.S. official praises Detroit IT recruitment
http://www.freep.com/article/20110806/BUSINESS06/108060350/U-S-official-praises-Detroit-recruitment?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


Regional News

New 14th District is a land of opposites
http://detnews.com/article/20110804/POLITICS02/108040410/1022/New-14th-District-is-a-land-of-opposites

Interactive: A deeper look at the 14th Congressional District
http://detnews.com/article/20110804/SPECIAL01/110803002/1022/Interactive--A-deeper-look-at-the-14th-Congressional-District

Oakland International Airport gets more modern, environmentally friendly
http://www.freep.com/article/20110805/NEWS06/108050365/Oakland-International-Airport-gets-more-modern-environmentally-friendly

Why did Wayne County think Pinnacle Race Course's horsey set could revive the economy?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/08/why_did_wayne_county_think_pin.html


National Policy & Politics

Win Together or Lose Together
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/Friedman-win-together-or-lose-together.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

What Happened to Obama?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/opinion/sunday/what-happened-to-obamas-passion.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper


Michigan Policy & Politics


Clean water critical to Michigan
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110804/OPINION01/108040338/1008/opinion01/Clean-water-critical-to-Michigan

U-M poll: Many local officials say Michigan on wrong track
http://www.annarbor.com/news/u-m-poll-many-local-officials-say-michigan-on-wrong-track/

State breaks ground on MEGA successor: Brownfield replacement also in works
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110807/SUB01/308079992/state-breaks-ground-on-mega-successor-brownfield-replacement-also-in