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


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