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


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