Sunday, August 21, 2011

News (8.21.11)


How to end the new War Between the States

States mull taxing drivers by the mile

Capturing the Idling of the Motor City

Sleeping Bear Dunes Voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America'

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

OTHER VOICES: How to bring mass transit to the region

Detroit-area freight–related study launched

HURON TWP.: Township withdraws from Aerotropolis

The Star’s editorial | Air cargo hub is a dubious proposition (St. Louis)

Royal Oak, aerotropolis projects get federal grants totaling $1 million

Letters: More of Aerotropolis' benefits will materialize in the future

Carol Cain: Hopes for growth tied to airports soar

ROMULUS: Turkia Awada Mullin named Wayne County Airport Authority’s CEO

CNN: The Gateway

WA3 receives $750,000 federal grant to help make Woodward Avenue a 'complete street'

$28.2 million in investment funding OK'd for Dearborn Train Station project

Brandyn: Build a Transit System

Business / Auto

Making Low-Interest Auto Loans Work

Canton firm lobbies for federal support of wind energy

A123 Systems Moves From the Lab to the Assembly Line

Get a job encouraging better coverage of economic news in Detroit

4 Funding Sources For Startups, Established Businesses in Michigan

Cash-Rich Companies Begin to Make Renewable Energy Investments

National Policy / Politics

Urban Manufacturing Alliance: Bringing Manufacturing Back to the City

Big chains and government target "food deserts"

Sustainable Living, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Urban Farms – OpEd

Guess Who Doesn’t Want the EPA “Padlocked”? Detroit, That’s Who

Regional News

Macomb County attains AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor's

Feds to help with Rouge Complex clean up

The importance of being Hansen

Macomb exec advocates tri-county classic car cruise

Detroit Suburbs Become Unlikely Site for Geothermal Drilling Projects

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

The real deal: Longtime friends key to Gilbert's strategy

Neighborhood skeptical of urban farming project

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Detroit businesses in national spotlight as entrepreneurs speak on White House panel

Chase Foundation gives $1M for Detroit housing incentives$1M-for-Detroit-housing-incentives

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

U.S. blasts state's investigation of Detroit Human Services|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ousted supervisor sues Detroit; says she tried to halt spending

Is Detroit the Next Brooklyn?

Experts: Detroiters cut off from healthy food options

Michigan Policy / Politics

Snyder: Let's take challenge to emergency manager law right to Supreme Court

MEGA approves incentives for $173 million in new investment$173-million-in-new-investment/

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

Can Suburbs Be Designed to Do Away with the Car?

New data show how transit corridors reduce traffic, increase walking

Transit Access and Zero-Vehicle Households

Transit Accessibility and You

Can a Sustainable City Rise in the Middle Eastern Desert?

Cities Where Americans Can’t Get To Work

City's Now Taking Bids For Transit-Oriented "Area Plans" and "Catalyst Project Concepts" (Dallas)


Jews join community push to revitalize Detroit with youth.

Family Vacations In Detroit: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

A new role-playing video game puts a revitalized Detroit in the spotlight

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