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

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