Sunday, October 23, 2011

News from Detroit 10.23.11

Featured

A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/10/regional-vision-for-great-lakes/299/

The parable of Detroit
So cheap, there’s hope

http://www.economist.com/node/21533407?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/socheapthereishope

One House at a Time
http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20111018/one-house-at-a-time

Other shrinking cities
Smaller is more beautiful
Many other cities are battling problems almost as acute as Detroit’s

http://www.economist.com/node/21533417

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/how-startups-have-changed-the-way-american-business-thinks/246850/


Detroit

LiveWorkDetroit showcases the city and introduces young jobseekers to potential employers
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/10/liveworkdetroit_showcases_the_city_and_i.html

MARY KRAMER: Dem's Detroit idea gains GOP support
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111016/SUB01/310169998/mary-kramer-dems-detroit-idea-gains-gop-support#

Editorial: Charter for a new Detroit is a giant step in direction of more accountable government
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/OPINION01/110230439/Editorial-Charter-new-Detroit-giant-step-direction-more-accountable-government?odyssey=mod_sectionstories

20% of Detroit in the dark, paper says
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/19/20-of-detroit-in-the-dark-paper-says/

New Detroit hockey arena likely faces funding hurdles
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111022/BIZ/110220323/1001

Art by numbers
Study: Heidelberg has $3.4M impact on Wayne County

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/FREE/310239974/art-by-numbers

'America's Urban Crisis': Book can be starting point for a talk about race, consequences of color-blind politics
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/OPINION02/110210329/-America-s-Urban-Crisis-Book-can-starting-point-talk-about-race-consequences-color-blind-politics


National Policy / Politics

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875

10 Things Still Made in America
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11279838/1/10-things-still-made-in-america.html

Herman Cain unveils 'Opportunity Zones' in Detroit: 'I believe in empowering cities to help themselves'
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/herman_cain_unveils_opportunit.html


Transit / Transportation

Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan Now!
http://letssavemichigan.com/pages/rta-now/

Waving a yellow flag
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/waving-a-yellow-flag-1207403.html

Editorial: Fix basics in Detroit area transit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111017/OPINION01/110170306/1024/Editorial--Fix-basics-in-Detroit-area-transit

Detroit-Windsor passenger ferry considered
http://www.freep.com/article/20111018/BUSINESS06/110180369/Detroit-Windsor-passenger-ferry-considered?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Feds working to boost transit manufacturing
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111018/AUTO01/110180408/1361/Feds-working-to-boost-transit-manufacturing


Wayne County Saga

County inflated $5.5B investment claim
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS05/110230557/Wayne-County-inflated-5-5-billion-investment-claim-review-finds?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Substantial involvement in development projects is needed to take credit, experts say
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS02/110230561/Substantial-involvement-development-projects-needed-take-credit-experts-say?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Wayne County appointees, nonprofit targets of FBI subpoenas
http://www.freep.com/article/20111022/NEWS15/110220413/Wayne-County-appointees-nonprofit-targets-FBI-subpoenas?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Airport official expresses concerns about Mullin under FBI probe
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111022/METRO01/110220334/Airport-official-expresses-concerns-about-Mullin-under-FBI-probe

Flashpoint: Fallout Of Ficano Office Severance Scandal
http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/29547186/index.html

Contracts paid Mullin backers $2M
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111021/METRO01/110210374/Contracts-paid-Mullin-backers-$2M

Rochelle Riley: Reactionary Ficano should take a whack at leading
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/COL10/110210403/Rochelle-Riley-Reactionary-Ficano-should-take-whack-leading

Aerotropolis Plan Under Cloud Of Controversy
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29545951/detail.html

FBI subpoena focuses on Elder, Mullin, IT chief and local companies
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/exclusive%3A-fbi-subpoena-focuses-on-elder,-mullin,-it-chief-and-local-companies

Letters: Hold Robert Ficano accountable
http://www.freep.com/article/20111020/OPINION04/110200414/Letters-Hold-Robert-Ficano-accountable

Robert Ficano Target of a Recall Effort
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/robert-ficano-target-of-a-recall-effort-20111021-ms

Under fire, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano pulls back on many generous perks
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/NEWS15/110210405/Under-fire-Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-pulls-back-many-generous-perks

Answers to questions building around Ficano, Mullin
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239980/answers-to-questions-building-around-ficano-mullin


Business / Auto

The World's Greenest Companies
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/16/green-rankings-2011.html

Google goes searching for Michigan small businesses
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111018/FREE/111019886

TechTown leadership change is real-life lesson for startups
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239983/techtown-leadership-change-is-real-life-lesson-for-startups

Developer Eric Larson to oversee Ilitches' real estate as Olympia Development president
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111021/FREE/111029976

Velocity center aims to bring more defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing jobs to Macomb County
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111017/FREE/111019903

The new Detroit model
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/20/ED0C1LISKF.DTL

Magic bullets in the form of advanced battery manufacturing
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/magic-bullets-form-advanced-battery-manufacturing-part-2


Michigan Policy / Politics / Economic Development

Snyder will speak about infrastructure
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111021/POLITICS02/110210395/1022/Snyder-will-speak-about-infrastructure

MEGA approves incentives for $29.3 million in new investments
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/MEGA-approves-incentives-for-$29-3-million-in-new-investments/

The Right Place expands economic development focus to include Ionia county
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/10/the_right_place_expands_econom.html

Michigan film industry gets update: Incentives bill progressing
http://www.freep.com/article/20111019/ENT01/110190445/Michigan-film-industry-gets-update-Incentives-bill-progressing?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Ann Arbor SPARK to Support Economic Development Council of Livingston County
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ann-arbor-spark-to-support-economic-development-council-of-livingston-county-2011-10-19

Senate panel may give bridge vote another try today
http://www.freep.com/article/20111020/NEWS06/110200516/Senate-panel-may-give-bridge-vote-another-try-today?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan gets $47 million in relief for transit riders
http://www.freep.com/article/20111018/NEWS06/110180357/Michigan-gets-47-million-relief-transit-riders


Regional News

What to do with Woodward
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20111023/NEWS02/110230366

Extra cash? Metro Detroit officials advise to invest in real estate
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/have_extra_cash_metro_detroit.html

Macomb County commissioners clash with Executive Mark Hackel
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS04/110230535/Macomb-County-commissioners-clash-Executive-Mark-Hackel?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Macomb adapting to new government
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111017/METRO03/110170340/1412/METRO03/Macomb-adapting-to-new-government

Detroit, Royal Oak development projects stand out for awards
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239992/detroit-royal-oak-development-projects-stand-out-for-awards

Ypsilanti's survival as a city is at stake as it weighs options to raise revenues
http://www.annarbor.com/news/opinion/ypsilantis-survival-as-a-city-is-at-stake/


Urbanism / Sustainability


Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/21/141591191/reinventing-fire-getting-beyond-fossil-fuels

Remembering Urban Growth, From Idea to Implementation
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/10/remembering-urban-growth-from-idea-to-implementation/246787/#


Culture / Sports / People

Wings can flex financial muscle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/FREE/310239971/wings-can-flex-financial-muscle

Road Trip: Returning a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air to Its Detroit Roots
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/road-trip-returning-a-55-chevy-bel-air-to-its-detroit-roots/

Sunday, October 16, 2011

News 10.16.11

Featured

Washtenaw County weighs $125K cost of membership in SEMCOG
http://www.annarbor.com/news/washtenaw-county-weighs-cost-of-125k-annual-membership-in-semcog/

Monorail and streetcars in Ann Arbor? City considers future transit options
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-officials-discussing-future-transit-options-including-monorail-and-streetcars/


Detroit

Detroit's rebound feels real this time
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111011/OPINION03/110110328/1322/biz/Detroit%E2%80%99s+rebound+feels+real+this+time

Back to the future: Make no little plans for next big thing
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/makenolittleplans1011.aspx

Challenge people to think big about Detroit's future via a billboard
http://www.loudsauce.com/campaigns/39-challenge-people-to-think-big-about-detroit-s-future-via-a-billboard

Economic development pieces came together for Whole Foods store in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111012/BUSINESS06/110120339/Economic-development-pieces-came-together-Whole-Foods-store-Detroit?fb_ref=artrectop&fb_source=home_oneline

People just love Detroit: Attitudes -- and the city itself -- are changing
http://www.freep.com/article/20111016/NEWS01/110160556/People-just-love-Detroit-Attitudes-and-the-city-itself-are-changing?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE
http://www.freep.com/article/20111016/NEWS01/110160556/People-just-love-Detroit-Attitudes-city-itself-changing?odyssey=nav|head

The truth on Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111016/NEWS01/110160558/The-truth-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

HUD hits Detroit over block grant violations
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111015/METRO01/110150367/1409/HUD-hits-Detroit-over-block-grant-violations

Signs Of A Possible Renaissance In Detroit
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/13/141324616/signs-of-a-possible-renaissance-in-detroit

Entrepreneur bets on Detroit, urbanism
http://bridgemi.com/2011/10/entrepreneur-bets-on-detroit-urbanism/

Quicken Loans, Detroit mayor Dave Bing welcome 1,500 workers downtown
http://www.freep.com/article/20111010/BUSINESS06/111010004/Quicken-Loans-Detroit-mayor-Dave-Bing-welcome-1-500-workers-downtown?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Plan for Detroit: Immigrants bring money
http://bridgemi.com/2011/10/plan-for-detroit-immigrants-bring-money/


Business / Auto

Dave Strenski: New Energy for Detroit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK7lUK0711E

Beaumont threatens to drop Blue Care Network
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111014/BIZ/110140339/1001/Beaumont-threatens-to-drop-Blue-Care-Network

Starting a Teach for America for Entrepreneurs
http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/starting-a-teach-for-america-for-entrepreneurs/

The Most Anticipated Cars of 2012
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2011/10/11/the-most-anticipated-cars-of-2012/

Menlo Innovations Shows A New Kind Of Michigan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/14/menlo-innovations-michigan_n_1011806.html

Innovation Institute Debuts at Henry Ford Hospital
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/innovation-institute-debuts-at-henry-ford-hospital-131598843.html

Michigan's next big job opportunity: growing agricultural industry?
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/michigan-agricultural-industry-farming-exports-jobs-washtenaw-county-michigan-agri-business/


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Editorial: Push for regional transit system back on track
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/10/16/opinion/doc4e98aacd53704300453373.txt

Woodward Light Rail projects gets $2 million federal grant for study on Birmingham extension
http://www.freep.com/article/20111013/NEWS05/111013054/Woodward-Light-Rail-projects-gets-2-million-federal-grant-study-Birmingham-extension

Seeds planted for aerotropolis around Denver International Airport
http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_19084668

DeWitt Twp., Lansing seek to create an 'aerotropolis'
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20111011/NEWS01/110110318/DeWitt-Twp-Lansing-seek-create-an-aerotropolis-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Aerotropolis plan benefits the region
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20111014/OPINION01/110140306/Aerotropolis-plan-benefits-region?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinions|p

Jeff Gerritt: SMART to announce 22% cut; region must act now
http://www.freep.com/article/20111013/OPINION02/110130436/Jeff-Gerritt-SMART-announce-22-cut-region-must-act-now-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

High-level talks set on transit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111014/NEWS05/110140397/High-level-talks-set-transit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

MDOT: Amtrak sets ridership records in Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20111014/BUSINESS06/111014007/MDOT-Amtrak-sets-ridership-records-Michigan?odyssey=nav|head

Bridge facing hurdles in Michigan Senate
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111012/POLITICS02/110120351/Bridge-facing-hurdles-in-Michigan-Senate


Regional News

Nest eggs go bad in Oakland County
http://bridgemi.com/2011/10/nest-eggs-go-bad-in-oakland-county/

More wild animals are making their home in the city and suburbs
http://www.freep.com/article/20111010/NEWS04/110100344/More-wild-animals-making-their-home-city-suburbs


People / Culture

Augustus Hutting: Lawyer fought to serve the public
http://www.freep.com/article/20111011/NEWS02/110110372/Augustus-Hutting-Lawyer-fought-serve-public

DIA photo exhibit of Detroit a study in contrast, not cliches
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111015/ENT01/110150340/1033/DIA-photo-exhibit-of-Detroit-a-study-in-contrast--not-cliches

Rich with culture and a strong queer identity, Detroit rocks as a gay destination
http://www.dallasvoice.com/%E2%80%99mo-town-1091993.html


Cities / Urbanism / Sustainability

'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions
http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/14/tech/innovation/living-buildings-carbon/?hpt=hp_c1

Humbled Dubai looks to real economy, Arab world
http://business-standard.com/india/news/humbled-dubai-looks-to-real-economy-arab-world/148563/on

Speaker Series recap: Christopher Leinberger on urbanism and economic development
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/leinbergerreview1011.aspx

Is transit the key to Dallas' future? Thinking TOD, as Dallas' O'Donnell heads to Washington to join conference
http://transportationblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/10/is-transit-the-key-to-dallas-f.html

A Conversation With Allison Arieff, Writer and Editor on Sustainability
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/10/a-conversation-with-allison-arieff-writer-and-editor-on-sustainability/246440/


Michigan Policy & Politics


Snyder starts slicing red tape
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111013/OPINION01/110130329/1008/Snyder-starts-slicing-red-tape

Ron Dzwonkowski: Michigan's time in film spotlight over too quickly
http://www.freep.com/article/20111016/COL32/110160652/Ron-Dzwonkowski-Michigan-s-time-film-spotlight-over-too-quickly

Why can't Snyder get his way on the Detroit River crossing?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111016/SUB01/310169933/why-cant-snyder-get-his-way-on-the-detroit-river-crossing


National Policy & Politics

What Compromise?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/automobiles/automakers-aim-to-meet-mileage-standards-without-big-sacrifices.html


Wayne County Saga

Ficano apologizes, disciplines aides over severance scandal
http://www.freep.com/article/20111015/NEWS02/110150424/Ficano-apologizes-disciplines-aides-over-severance-scandal

Rochelle Riley: A few questions for Robert Ficano
http://www.freep.com/article/20111016/COL10/110160494/Rochelle-Riley-few-questions-Robert-Ficano?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Editorial: Firings, apology shouldn't be the end of Wayne County severance scandal
http://www.freep.com/article/20111015/OPINION01/110150336/Editorial-Firings-apology-shouldn-t-end-Wayne-County-severance-scandal?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

CATALLO: Sources say FBI looking into Wayne County
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/catallo%3A-sources-say-fbi-looking-into-wayne-county

Editorial: Dismiss Mullin to protect airport's reputation
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111013/OPINION01/110130330/1008/OPINION01/Editorial--Dismiss-Mullin-to-protect-airport%E2%80%99s-reputation

In Wayne County, it can pay to retire
http://metrotimes.com/news/in-wayne-county-it-can-pay-to-retire-1.1216724

Airport board member gained $420K in land deal approved by Mullin
http://detnews.com/article/20111013/METRO01/110130403/Mullin-backer-gained-$420K-in-deal

PAC includes donors with county deals
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111016/FREE/310169963/pac-includes-donors-with-county-deals

Olumba: Officials pushed him to back off request to probe Mullin severance
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111014/METRO01/110140394/1409/Olumba--Officials-pushed-him-to-back-off-request-to-probe-Mullin-severance

Ficano PAC donations legal but questionable
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111016/SUB01/310169973/editorial-ficano-pac-donations-legal-but-questionable