Thursday, August 11, 2011

News 8.11.11


The Day Our Leaders Got Unstuck

End political gridlock: Put a Millennial in charge

Why Detroit Could Be the Next Big Startup City

What A Detroit Supper Club Teaches Us About Co-Creativity

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Study examines extending Woodward light rail from Detroit to suburbs like Ferndale, Birmingham|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What will it take to make a regional transit authority happen?

Transportation Spending Is the Right Stimulus

Ficano's Aerotropolis concept flies in Novi

Transit chief: Cooperation is key

New transit center in Pontiac welcomes train, bus commuters

Movers and shakers

Feds Call “All Hands On Deck” For Detroit Transit

Train, Rail Projects Could Be Finalized This Week

A Plan to Save U.S. Infrastructure That Might Actually Work

Bloomberg, Schwarzenegger: U.S. Must Modernize Its Infrastructure, Invest In High-Speed Rail

Regional News

Hackel: Macomb County adds 600 jobs in first half of '11

Complete Streets Plan Takes Step Forward in Oakland County

Oakland County government ranks 4th in digital innovation

Macomb County finding ways to cut costs for future budgets

Canton firm pulls out, cuts 84 jobs

Businesses commit $55.1 million to investments in Macomb

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Patterson: Kilpatrick proves he's a fiction writer, too

Commercial farming to start in Detroit with 1,000 trees

Feds launch probe into Detroit's Human Services department

Eastern Market may add Sundays to days of operation

Astro Coffee: The new Detroit cool

Mayor Dave Bing tells fellows that Detroit could be on verge of greatness

Redevelopment, incentives have renters eyeing Detroit

Taking root: Art sprouts in Northend neighborhood gardens

Detroit in Overdrive: See the Revolution

Whole Foods, Meet Detroit’s Notorious Nay-Sayers

Feds laud Detroit for emerging downtown IT sector

Detroit charter commission to review Lansing objections as deadline approaches

Business / Auto / Energy

Tom Walsh: Tony Earley is big loss for Detroit, a Mr. Fixit for California utility|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

GE goes on hiring spree in Detroit area

GM Gives Solar Canopy Company A Charge

General Motors picks A123 Systems to produce electric vehicle battery packs at Livonia plant

Backers: Answer to economic development is blowin' in the wind

Why Cars Are Getting Geekier

Michigan companies win $45M in fed energy grants$45M-in-fed-energy-grants

Midwest is Poised to be the Silicon Valley of the Clean Vehicle Industry

National Policy & Politics

Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

Government as Innovation's Spark Plug

Urban Issues / Smart Growth / Sustainability

Do Private Foundations Wield Too Much Power in Rust Belt Cities?

Ex-Youngstown Mayor Tackles the Work of Revitalizing Automotive Communities

A plan to help Atlanta think big

Urban revitalization is green. Let's make it greener, greater, and more inclusive.

Seeing cities as the environmental solution, not the problem


Spirit of Detroit: Unsung heroes serve city

Eleanor M. Josaitis, Housewife-Turned-Urban Activist, Dies at 79

Visiting Mies van der Rohe in Detroit

Neighborhoods Day in Detroit

DPS I'M IN Campaign

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