Sunday, October 23, 2011

News from Detroit 10.23.11


A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

The parable of Detroit
So cheap, there’s hope

One House at a Time

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

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks


LiveWorkDetroit showcases the city and introduces young jobseekers to potential employers

MARY KRAMER: Dem's Detroit idea gains GOP support

Editorial: Charter for a new Detroit is a giant step in direction of more accountable government

20% of Detroit in the dark, paper says

New Detroit hockey arena likely faces funding hurdles

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

'America's Urban Crisis': Book can be starting point for a talk about race, consequences of color-blind politics

National Policy / Politics

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

10 Things Still Made in America

Herman Cain unveils 'Opportunity Zones' in Detroit: 'I believe in empowering cities to help themselves'

Transit / Transportation

Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan Now!

Waving a yellow flag

Editorial: Fix basics in Detroit area transit

Detroit-Windsor passenger ferry considered|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Feds working to boost transit manufacturing

Wayne County Saga

County inflated $5.5B investment claim|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Substantial involvement in development projects is needed to take credit, experts say|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Wayne County appointees, nonprofit targets of FBI subpoenas|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Airport official expresses concerns about Mullin under FBI probe

Flashpoint: Fallout Of Ficano Office Severance Scandal

Contracts paid Mullin backers $2M$2M

Rochelle Riley: Reactionary Ficano should take a whack at leading

Aerotropolis Plan Under Cloud Of Controversy

FBI subpoena focuses on Elder, Mullin, IT chief and local companies,-mullin,-it-chief-and-local-companies

Letters: Hold Robert Ficano accountable

Robert Ficano Target of a Recall Effort

Under fire, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano pulls back on many generous perks

Answers to questions building around Ficano, Mullin

Business / Auto

The World's Greenest Companies

Google goes searching for Michigan small businesses

TechTown leadership change is real-life lesson for startups

Developer Eric Larson to oversee Ilitches' real estate as Olympia Development president

Velocity center aims to bring more defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing jobs to Macomb County

The new Detroit model

Magic bullets in the form of advanced battery manufacturing

Michigan Policy / Politics / Economic Development

Snyder will speak about infrastructure

MEGA approves incentives for $29.3 million in new investments$29-3-million-in-new-investments/

The Right Place expands economic development focus to include Ionia county

Michigan film industry gets update: Incentives bill progressing|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Ann Arbor SPARK to Support Economic Development Council of Livingston County

Senate panel may give bridge vote another try today|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan gets $47 million in relief for transit riders

Regional News

What to do with Woodward

Extra cash? Metro Detroit officials advise to invest in real estate

Macomb County commissioners clash with Executive Mark Hackel|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Macomb adapting to new government

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

Urbanism / Sustainability

Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

Remembering Urban Growth, From Idea to Implementation

Culture / Sports / People

Wings can flex financial muscle

Road Trip: Returning a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air to Its Detroit Roots

Sunday, October 16, 2011

News 10.16.11


Washtenaw County weighs $125K cost of membership in SEMCOG

Monorail and streetcars in Ann Arbor? City considers future transit options


Detroit's rebound feels real this time

Back to the future: Make no little plans for next big thing

Challenge people to think big about Detroit's future via a billboard

Economic development pieces came together for Whole Foods store in Detroit

People just love Detroit: Attitudes -- and the city itself -- are changing|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE|head

The truth on Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

HUD hits Detroit over block grant violations

Signs Of A Possible Renaissance In Detroit

Entrepreneur bets on Detroit, urbanism

Quicken Loans, Detroit mayor Dave Bing welcome 1,500 workers downtown|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Plan for Detroit: Immigrants bring money

Business / Auto

Dave Strenski: New Energy for Detroit

Beaumont threatens to drop Blue Care Network

Starting a Teach for America for Entrepreneurs

The Most Anticipated Cars of 2012

Menlo Innovations Shows A New Kind Of Michigan

Innovation Institute Debuts at Henry Ford Hospital

Michigan's next big job opportunity: growing agricultural industry?

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Editorial: Push for regional transit system back on track

Woodward Light Rail projects gets $2 million federal grant for study on Birmingham extension

Seeds planted for aerotropolis around Denver International Airport

DeWitt Twp., Lansing seek to create an 'aerotropolis'|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Aerotropolis plan benefits the region|newswell|text|Opinions|p

Jeff Gerritt: SMART to announce 22% cut; region must act now|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

High-level talks set on transit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

MDOT: Amtrak sets ridership records in Michigan|head

Bridge facing hurdles in Michigan Senate

Regional News

Nest eggs go bad in Oakland County

More wild animals are making their home in the city and suburbs

People / Culture

Augustus Hutting: Lawyer fought to serve the public

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

Cities / Urbanism / Sustainability

'Living' buildings could inhale city carbon emissions

Humbled Dubai looks to real economy, Arab world

Speaker Series recap: Christopher Leinberger on urbanism and economic development

Is transit the key to Dallas' future? Thinking TOD, as Dallas' O'Donnell heads to Washington to join conference

A Conversation With Allison Arieff, Writer and Editor on Sustainability

Michigan Policy & Politics

Snyder starts slicing red tape

Ron Dzwonkowski: Michigan's time in film spotlight over too quickly

Why can't Snyder get his way on the Detroit River crossing?

National Policy & Politics

What Compromise?

Wayne County Saga

Ficano apologizes, disciplines aides over severance scandal

Rochelle Riley: A few questions for Robert Ficano|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Editorial: Firings, apology shouldn't be the end of Wayne County severance scandal|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

CATALLO: Sources say FBI looking into Wayne County

Editorial: Dismiss Mullin to protect airport's reputation

In Wayne County, it can pay to retire

Airport board member gained $420K in land deal approved by Mullin$420K-in-deal

PAC includes donors with county deals

Olumba: Officials pushed him to back off request to probe Mullin severance

Ficano PAC donations legal but questionable