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

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