Monday, November 28, 2011

News from Detroit 11.28.11

Featured

Saying Thank You to Those Who Support Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-young/detroit-suburbs-city-thanksgiving_b_1111045.html

Detroit4Detroit
http://citizeneffect.org/detroit4detroit/partners

Transformative Infrastructure to Boost Exports and Manufacturing
http://www.brookings.edu/testimony/2011/1116_infrastructure_puentes.aspx

Making of a Mural: Welcome to Woodbridge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-falik/making-of-a-mural-summer-in-the-city_b_1096002.html

Can Motor City restart its engines?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/can-motor-city-restart-its-engines-6265414.html

SOURCES: Ficano deputy spends county time raising campaign money, organizing political events
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/sources%3A-ficano-deputy-spends-county-time-raising-campaign-money,-organizing-cpoltical-events


Detroit

Talking about the city: Say hello to new Model D publisher, Claire Nelson
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/clairenelson1111.aspx

"Detroit," Meet Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toby-barlow/detroit-meet-detroit_b_1097133.html

Detroit Is the Only Place That Matters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/simone-landon/detroit-is-the-only-place-that-matters_b_1098085.html?ref=detroit

Developer revives long-held dream
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111120/FREE/311209978/developer-revives-long-held-dream

Focus: HOPE halts workforce training programs
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111122/METRO01/111220412/Focus--Hope-ending-workforce-training-programs

I'm a Detroiter Too: A Response
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-jason-miller/im-a-detroiter-too-a-resp_b_1106736.html?ref=detroit&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

Riverfront's rebirth proves what's possible in Detroit
http://detnews.com/article/20111124/OPINION03/111240340/Riverfront-s-rebirth-proves-what%E2%80%99s-possible-in-Detroit

Rochelle Riley: A new idea for an old eyesore
http://www.freep.com/article/20111127/COL10/111270482/Rochelle-Riley-A-new-idea-for-an-old-eyesore?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Restorations Aplenty in Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-zadorozny/detroit-building-restorations_b_1108712.html

Mayor Bing must tap business pals
http://detnews.com/article/20111127/OPINION03/111270301/1008/Mayor-Bing-must-tap-business-pals

Editorial: Time for Detroit to act
http://detnews.com/article/20111127/OPINION01/111270310/1008/Editorial--Time-for-Detroit-to-act

Why Detroit? Why Now?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ned-staebler/detroit-comeback_b_1094924.html

Living at Home in the 6th Happiest City in the Nation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leah-moss/detroit-young-professionals_b_1095166.html

Struggling Detroit Seeks Economic Boost
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Struggling-Detroit-Seeks-Economic-Boost-133959373.html

900 oak saplings taking root in businessman's Detroit farm
http://www.freep.com/article/20111118/NEWS01/111118050/900-oak-saplings-taking-root-businessman-s-Detroit-farm?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Hantz Farms finally growing in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111119/BUSINESS06/111190311/Hantz-Farms-finally-growing-Detroit

Urban Farming Grows in Detroit
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Urban-Farming-Grows-in-Detroit-134053423.html

Developer revives long-held dream
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111120/FREE/311209978/developer-revives-long-held-dream

Detroit's future looks bright
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111124/OPINION01/111240342/1008/opinion01/Detroit%E2%80%99s-future-looks-bright

Why Choose Detroit?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-regester/why-choose-detroit_b_1095845.html

Transcript, video of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing's speech
http://www.freep.com/article/20111116/NEWS01/111116055/Transcript-video-Detroit-Mayor-Dave-Bing-s-speech

Even in the most violent areas, Detroiters cultivate a sense of community
http://www.freep.com/article/20111115/NEWS01/111150358/Even-most-violent-areas-Detroiters-cultivate-sense-community

A Simple Plan for Detroit's Resurgence
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-hansen-clarke/a-simple-plan-for-detroit_b_1096094.html

Bing: Back my proposals or get ready for emergency manager, bankruptcy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111123/FREE/111129960/bing-back-my-proposals-or-get-ready-for-emergency-manager-bankruptcy


Culture / Art / People


Picturing Motor City: Julia Reyes Taubman Trains Her Lens on Detroit
http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/picturing-motor-city-julia-reyes-taubman-trains-her-lens-on-detroit/

Michigan
http://www.designtripper.com/category/locations/michigan/

Jeffrey Eugenides – Against Ruin Porn
http://www.boat-mag.com/?p=520

New Chyrsler Ad For Thanksiving Game Quotes Edgar Albert Guest
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/new-chyrsler-ad-thanksgiving-game_n_1105741.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Upcoming Chrysler ad is based on 'Imported from Detroit' campaign
http://www.freep.com/article/20111122/BUSINESS01/111220342/Upcoming-Chrysler-ad-based-Imported-from-Detroit-campaign?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Book reveals Detroit's decay, majesty
http://detnews.com/article/20111125/OPINION03/111250381/Book-reveals-Detroit%E2%80%99s-decay--majesty

Touring the Parade Company
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3bSftstPpU

Touring the D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru2OhmJ1ZNc

Disciplined for success: From ballet dancer to CEO
http://www.freep.com/article/20111127/BUSINESS06/111270414/Disciplined-success-From-ballet-dancer-CEO?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

A food adventure in Detroit
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/nov/24/boat-magazine-detroit-food?newsfeed=true


Regional News

From the comments: Detroit will not spontaneously combust, or why the city's problems are the region's problems
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/11/from_the_comments_detroit_will.html

Ann Arbor beats Cambridge and Berkeley for smartest city in the U.S.
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-beats-cambridge-and-berkeley-for-smartest-city-in-the-nation/

Wayne County Airport Authority elects DMC exec Mary Zuckerman to chair board
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111116/FREE/111119937

Head of Medical Main Street to oversee Oakland County's economic development efforts
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111121/FREE/111129991

Amid Wayne Co. scandal, Macomb Co. officials pass ethics ordinance
http://www.freep.com/article/20111125/NEWS04/111250371/Amid-Wayne-Co-scandal-Macomb-Co-officials-pass-ethics-ordinance


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Detroit light-rail project's path to funding to get easier
http://www.freep.com/article/20111119/NEWS01/111190385/Detroit-light-rail-project-s-path-funding-get-easier?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Obama signs bill that green lights Woodward light rail private funding deal
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111119/STAFFBLOG03/111119897/obama-signs-bill-that-green-lights-woodward-light-rail-private

U.S. OKs $150M for Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail
http://detnews.com/article/20111122/METRO05/111220430/1409/U.S.-OKs-$150M-for-Chicago-Detroit-high-speed-rail

Editorial: Regional authority is key to any transit progress
http://www.freep.com/article/20111126/OPINION01/111260303/Editorial-Regional-authority-key-any-transit-progress?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Study points to deficiencies around Memphis airport area
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/nov/20/study-points-to-deficiencies-around-memphis-area/

Cash boost for Dubai World Central aviation plan
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/industry-insights/aviation/cash-boost-for-dubai-world-central-aviation-plan

A Will for Transit in Metro Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-young/a-will-for-transit-in-met_b_1095163.html

Ficano, Patterson support second bridge
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20111117/NEWS16/111170565

I94 in Detroit is one of the most congested roads in America

http://www.michiganradio.org/post/i94-detroit-one-most-congested-roads-america

City of Grand Blanc to support aerotropolis designation, township to consider decision at later time
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2011/11/city_of_grand_blanc_to_support.html
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2011/11/genesee_regional_chamber_of_co_33.html

Why We Can Afford High-Speed Rail
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lance-simmens/california-high-speed-rail-_b_1093423.html

Regional transit bills linked to creation of a third bus system
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111127/SUB01/311279971/regional-transit-bills-linked-to-creation-of-a-third-bus-system

Gov. Rick Snyder to push ahead on new Detroit River bridge, House speaker says
http://www.freep.com/article/20111118/NEWS06/111118021/Gov-Rick-Snyder-push-ahead-new-Detroit-River-bridge-House-speaker-says

Pictures: Amazing Transportation Inventions
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2011/11/pictures/111123-amazing-transportation-ideas/

New Bridge Proposed Between Detroit And Canada A Prisoner To History
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/ambassador-bridge_n_1096366.html


Michigan Policy

A state of innovation is focus at Accelerate Michigan event
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111118/FREE/111119900/a-state-of-innovation-is-focus-at-accelerate-michigan-event

Powers pledge $15M to keep conversation going
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111120/SUB01/311209996/powers-pledge-15m-to-keep-conversation-going

Welcome to Austerityville
Can a technocrat save the Michigan city that democracy failed?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2011/11/pontiac_mich_can_a_technocrat_succeed_where_democracy_failed_.html?fb_ref=sm_fb_like_toolbar&fb_source=home_multiline

Ron Dzwonkowski: Forget taxes and regulations, Michigan must build it so they'll come
http://www.freep.com/article/20111120/COL32/111200506/Ron-Dzwonkowski-Forget-taxes-regulations-Michigan-must-build-they-ll-come

MEGA Projects
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/MEGA-approves-Detroit-Meijer-and-Grand-Rapids-urban-market/

Michigan Receives $7.1 Million in 2011 HUD Sustainable Communities Awards, Nation's Largest Total
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/michigan-receives-71-million-in-2011-hud-sustainable-communities-awards-nations-largest-total-134316103.html

Author Thomas Friedman will keynote Mackinac conference
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111116/FREE/111119939


National Policy / Politics

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the-gop-became-the-party-of-the-rich-20111109

Smile. They Can't Commoditize Creativity
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-jefferson/smile-they-cant-commoditi_b_1108576.html


Business / Auto

Google’s Lab of Wildest Dreams
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/at-google-x-a-top-secret-lab-dreaming-up-the-future.html?_r=2

Detroit’s Tech Town: An Incubator of Creativity
http://www.miller-mccune.com/business-economics/detroits-tech-town-an-incubator-of-creativity-37975/

Resurrection Corridor
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-rice/resurrection-corridor_b_1108939.html

Lights, cameras, interaction
Supplier innovations drive the cars of the very near future

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111120/SUB01/311209999/lights-cameras-interaction

From Model Ts to Green Start-ups
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peggy-brennan/green-garage-detroit-sustainability_b_1095117.html

A123 layoffs expected to be temporary
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20111127/NEWS10/111270487/A123-layoffs-expected-temporary?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Livonia|p

Novi Recognized for Fostering Entrepreneurial Growth, Economic Development
http://novi.patch.com/articles/novi-recognized-for-fostering-entrepreneurial-growth-economic-development

Forbes lists Detroit 40th on its list of best places to get a tech job, but calls it an 'up-and-comer'
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/11/forbes_lists_detroit_as_40th_on_the_list.html

Enterprise Detroit Announces Name Change to Detroit Development Fund and Plans Move to Harmonie Park
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/enterprise-detroit-announces-name-change-to-detroit-development-fund-and-plans-move-to-harmonie-park-133814188.html

Competition highlights growing ranks of successful tech startups
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111120/SUB01/311209964/competition-highlights-growing-ranks-of-successful-tech-startups


Urban Issues

Urban Areas Defy Crime Trends
http://www.governing.com/columns/urban-notebook/urban-areas-defy-crime-trends.html

Is the solution to sprawl reimagining office parks?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/is-the-solution-to-sprawl-reimagining-office-parks/1257

How should we design the cities of our dreams?
http://www.salon.com/2011/11/27/how_should_we_design_the_cities_of_our_dreams/

The True Choice: Jobs vs. Pollution
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/plehner/the_true_choice_jobs_vs_pollut.html

Wanted: Revolutionaries Ready to Lead the Country's Second Great Rust Belt Recovery
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-worth/the-recovery-of-the-rust-_b_1097301.html

Planning for a smaller future
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c5b8a10a-0efd-11e1-b83c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1exfI5VEm

Life in the Rust Belt’s Growing Concentrated Poverty Zones
http://rustwire.com/2011/11/14/obliviousness-in-the-poverty-belt/

Mapping the innovative city
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7b6caf46-0f85-11e1-88cc-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1exfI5VEm

The Death of the Fringe Suburb
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/opinion/the-death-of-the-fringe-suburb.html

To Rethink Sprawl, Start With Offices
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/opinion/to-rethink-sprawl-start-with-offices.html

Fostering Sustainability in Houston
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2011/11/fostering-sustainability-houston/577/

Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/11/resetting-urban-land-use/524/


Wayne County Saga

State Rep. Olumnba calls for Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano to resign in wake of severance scandal
http://www.freep.com/article/20111123/NEWS02/111123042/State-Rep-Olumnba-calls-Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-resign-wake-severance-scandal?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Wayne County commissioners' proposals aim to increase government transparency
http://www.freep.com/article/20111123/NEWS06/111230354/Wayne-County-commissioners-proposals-aim-increase-government-transparency?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

$308K seized in Wayne County corruption probe
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111123/METRO01/111230355/1410/METRO01/$308K-seized-in-Wayne-County-corruption-probe

Wayne County has amassed thousands of records in response to FBI subpoenas
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/wayne-county-has-amassed-thouands-of-records-in-response-to-fbi-subpoenas

Who's Involved with Bob Ficano's PAC?
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/who-is-involved-with-bob-ficanos-pac-20111121-ms

Did local developer with close county ties have inside track to federal money?
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/did-local-developer-with-close-county-ties-have-inside-track-to-federal-money%3F

Development deals raise conflict issue for Ficano aide
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111118/METRO/111180379/1409/METRO

Feds' subpoenas target Wayne County business dealings
http://www.freep.com/article/20111117/NEWS02/111170499

$220M jail deal comes under fire amid Wayne Co. probe
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111125/METRO/111250380/1409/metro/$220M-jail-deal-comes-under-fire-amid-Wayne-Co.-probe

History gets bit of editing at new jail site
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111127/SUB01/311279966/rumblings-history-gets-bit-of-editing-at-new-jail-site

Ex-chairwoman of Detroit Metro Airport board didn't disclose conflicts of interest
http://www.freep.com/article/20111127/NEWS02/111270468/Ex-chairwoman-Detroit-Metro-Airport-board-didn-t-disclose-conflicts-interest?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Editorial: Keep track of Wayne County funds
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111120/OPINION01/111200307/1008/opinion01/Editorial--Keep-track-of-Wayne-County-funds

Sunday, November 13, 2011

News from Detroit 11.13.11

Featured

Model State for Michigan’s Future?
http://domemagazine.com/lglazer/louglazer111111

Why Tokyo's Privately Owned Rail Systems Work So Well
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2011/10/why-tokyos-privately-owned-rail-systems-work-so-well/389/

Unleash the Entrepreneurs
Bad policies are holding back the ultimate job creators.
http://www.city-journal.org/2011/21_4_entrepreneurs.html

It’s Carbon and Monoxide, the Old Detroit Perfume
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/its-carbon-and-monoxide-the-old-detroit-perfume/

4 area communities among best for fostering growth
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111113/SUB01/311139932/4-area-communities-among-best-for-fostering-growth


Culture / Art

Detroit evolving into a haven for artists
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-detroit-20111113,0,3242102.story

Can the arts save struggling cities?
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-11-03-can-the-arts-save-struggling-cities

Diego Rivera's pre-Detroit work goes back on display in New York
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111112/ENT01/111120304/1033/ent01/Diego-Rivera%E2%80%99s-pre-Detroit-work-goes-back-on-display-in-New-York

Fishing for a living in Detroit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111106/METRO07/111060301/1416/METRO07/Fishing-for-a-living-in-Detroit

Planning your trip to Detroit
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-detroitbox-20111113,0,1470384.story


Wayne County Saga

Turkia Awada Mullin key in no-bid land bank contracts that went to associates, contributors
http://www.freep.com/article/20111113/NEWS02/111130460

Source: Fired Ficano aide gave contracts to friend's firms
http://www.freep.com/article/20111112/NEWS01/111120378

Foundation raises new questions in Wayne Co.
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111109/METRO01/111090392/Foundation-raises-new-questions-in-Wayne-County

Airport board chairwoman resigns, citing personal reasons
http://www.freep.com/article/20111108/NEWS02/111080387/Airport-board-chairwoman-resigns-citing-personal-reasons

Poll: Nearly half of Wayne County residents think Bob Ficano should resign
http://www.freep.com/article/20111107/NEWS02/111107061/Poll-finds-nearly-half-Wayne-county-residents-think-Bob-Ficano-should-resign?odyssey=nav|head

Ficano Recall Effort
www.recallficano.com

Stephen Henderson: Wayne County government needs new ethics standards, oversight and strong penalties
http://www.freep.com/article/20111106/COL33/111060450/Stephen-Henderson-Wayne-County-governmen-needs-new-ethics-standards-oversight-strong-penalties?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion

Culture sustains Wayne's abuses
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111106/OPINION03/111060311/1008/Culture-sustains-Wayne%E2%80%99s-abuses

Business minds could better mind the airport
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111108/OPINION03/111080326/1001/BIZ

Ficano appoints former MichCon CEO to airport board
http://www.freep.com/article/20111110/NEWS02/111110028/Ficano-appoints-former-MichCon-CEO-airport-board?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Does land bank play favorites?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111113/FREE/311139937/does-land-bank-play-favorites

Ex-energy executive Glancy replaces Axt on airport board
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111113/SUB01/311139983/ex-energy-executive-glancy-replaces-axt-on-airport-board

County needs to focus on taxpayers
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111113/SUB01/311139958/editorial-county-needs-to-focus-on-taxpayers


Business / Auto / Entrepreneurship


Snyder: 1,300 Michigan small businesses have received loans through new state program
http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/BUSINESS06/111101034/Snyder-1-300-Michigan-small-businesses-received-loans-through-new-state-program

Detroit Foundation awards its 1st creativity grant
http://www.freep.com/article/20111111/BUSINESS06/111111040/Detroit-Foundation-awards-its-1st-creativity-grant

Trade War in Solar Takes Shape
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/business/global/us-and-china-on-brink-of-trade-war-over-solar-power-industry.html

Need 4.2 million square feet of space?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111108/STAFFBLOG08/111109910#

WSU incubator sets sights on neighborhood's small businesses
http://www.freep.com/article/20111107/NEWS06/111070346/WSU-incubator-sets-sights-neighborhood-s-small-businesses

One man’s retirement crusade to help Detroit and baby boomers
http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/2011/11/03/one-mans-retirement-crusade-to-help-detroit-and-baby-boomers/

Hatch Detroit announces winner of $50,000 for retail idea
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111104/FREE/111109945


Transportation / Transit

Guest commentary: Public transportation can be life-changer for region
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111110/OPINION05/111100414/Guest-commentary-Public-transportation-can-life-changer-region

Editorial: For now, gas tax hike should be an option to fund roads
http://www.freep.com/article/20111107/OPINION01/111070309/Editorial-now-gas-tax-hike-should-an-option-fund-roads?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Jeff Gerritt: : Light-rail line takes wrong turn in firing
http://www.freep.com/article/20111103/OPINION02/111030417/Jeff-Gerritt-Light-rail-line-takes-wrong-turn-firing

A road fix desperately needed in Michigan
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111110/OPINION01/111100342/1008/opinion01/A-road-fix-desperately-needed-in-Michigan


Detroit

Quicken Loans sees Detroit as a great place to live, work, play
http://www.freep.com/article/20111113/BUSINESS06/111130440/Quicken-Loans-sees-Detroit-great-place-live-work-play

Another downtown Detroit firm to offer relocation incentives to workers
http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/BUSINESS06/111109047/Another-downtown-Detroit-firm-offer-relocation-incentives-workers?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit: rejuvenation through urban farms, sustainable living and innovation
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/detroit-urban-farms-sustainable-living?newsfeed=true

In Detroit, Joblessness Spurs Reinventions of Concept of Work
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olga-bonfiglio/in-detroit-joblessness-is_b_1080936.html

In Detroit, dreams of civic renewal collide with hard realities
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/us-detroit-comeback-idUSTRE7A17O920111102

‘Detroit is the new Detroit' — and real estate developers talk about why that's good
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111111/FREE/111119985

Could Detroit Become the Silicon Valley of Social Entrepreneurship?
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2011/11/07/could-detroit-become-the-silicon-valley-of-social-entrepreneurship/

The next big thing at Eastern Market — and what Whole Foods has to do with it
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111110/STAFFBLOG06/111119993

Can Detroit Grow Green Shoots With a Budget In the Red?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markbergen/2011/11/07/can-detroit-grow-green-shoots-with-a-budget-in-the-red/

Bing to unions: Detroit needs concessions
http://www.freep.com/article/20111109/NEWS01/111090344/Bing-unions-Detroit-needs-concessions?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

New plan in the works for older Hudson's site in Detroit on Woodward
http://www.clickondetroit.com/community/New-plan-in-the-works-for-older-Hudson-s-site-in-Detroit-on-Woodward/-/2207168/4700058/-/h0qx1hz/-/

Detroit City Charter revisions win voter approval
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111109/METRO01/111090390/1409/Detroit-City-Charter-revisions-win-voter-approval

Column: Detroit nearing a cash crisis
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111113/OPINION03/111130305/1305/OPINION0331/Column--Detroit-nearing-a-cash-crisis


Urban Issues

New Documentary 'Urbanized' Explores Design of the City
http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/New-Documentary-Urbanized-Explores-Design-of-the-City.html

Lessons for cities in these hard times: get it together
http://crosscut.com/2011/11/02/urban/21498/Lessons-for-cities-in-these-hard-times:-get-it-together/

How Ordinary Urban Experiences Can Inspire a Preference for Cities
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/11/how-ordinary-urban-experiences-can-inspire-a-preference-for-cities/248040/

Why cities should dismantle highways
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/why-cities-should-dismantle-highways/20295

Sustainable Inroads for National Transportation Policy
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/11/sustainable-inroads-national-transportation-policy/

Can IT Make Cities Better?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2011/11/03/can-it-make-cities-better/


Michigan News / Regional News

Grosse Pointe 2.0
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/GrossePointe0232.aspx

Cobo board gets funding for renovation
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111109/FREE/111109890

Charities urge donors to give before tax credit dies
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111107/BIZ01/111070367/1001/biz

Detroit Regional Chamber hires Maureen Donohue Krauss for new job in business attraction
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111102/FREE/111109978

Historic, brownfield site developers vie for shrinking state aid
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111109/BIZ/111090336/1001/Historic--brownfield-site-developers-vie-for-shrinking-state-aid

Water system overhaul grants director broad powers
http://www.freep.com/article/20111105/NEWS01/111050440

Time to consolidate government
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111113/SUB01/311139944/other-voices-time-to-consolidate-government

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

News from Detroit 11.1.11

Featured

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/mona-simpsons-eulogy-for-steve-jobs.html?_r=3&pagewanted=3


Regional News

Nonprofit to be foreclosure auction stand-ins in Wayne
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111020/OPINION03/110200401/1409/Non-profit-to-be-foreclosure-auction-stand-ins-in-Wayne
http://whydontweownthis.com

To fix Detroit region, women's voices must be heard
http://www.freep.com/article/20111025/COL10/110250384/Rochelle-Riley-To-fix-Detroit-region-women-s-voices-must-be-heard-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Conan Smith praises governor for supporting increased road funding and regional transit authority
http://www.annarbor.com/news/conan-smith-praises-governor-for-supporting-increased-road-funding-and-regional-transit-authority/

Have Detroit home prices turned the tide?
http://www.freep.com/article/20111026/BUSINESS04/110260368/Have-Detroit-home-prices-turned-tide-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Oakland expands base in life sciences, medicine
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111101/BIZ/111010323/1040/LOCAL/Oakland-expands-base-in-life-sciences--medicine

Macomb County all charged up about going electric
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/money/auto_news/macomb-county-all-charged-up-about-going-electric


Detroit

4 non-profits combine to form new Belle Isle Conservancy
http://www.freep.com/article/20111024/NEWS01/111024023/4-non-profits-combine-form-new-Belle-Isle-Conservancy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

New nonprofit to focus on improving, preserving Detroit's Belle Isle
http://www.freep.com/article/20111025/BUSINESS06/110250366/New-nonprofit-focus-improving-preserving-Detroit-s-Belle-Isle?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Gilbert seeks tax extension on Hudson's site
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111026/BIZ/110260346/1001

Gilbert takes his talents and company to Detroit
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-20128134/gilbert-takes-his-talents-and-company-to-detroit/

LiveWorkDetroit Shows Young Creatives The Best Of The City
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/10/23/liveworkdetroit-shows-young-creatives-the-best-of-the-city/

Detroit’s Future: From Blight to Bright
http://www.urbanfaith.com/2011/10/detroit%E2%80%99s-future-from-blight-to-bright.html/

Millennials will save Detroit
http://detnews.com/article/20111027/OPINION01/110270329

What the Detroit News editorial on 'Motor City Millennials' got wrong
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/what_the_detroit_news_editoria.html

Detroit: rejuvenation through urban farms, sustainable living and innovation
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/detroit-urban-farms-sustainable-living?newsfeed=true

Spirit of Hope Urban Farm: Filling Food Pantries, Strengthening Communities in Detroit
http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/spirit-hope-urban-farm-filling-food-pantries-strengthening-communities-detroit.html

Detroit Labs app company to move into Madison Theatre building
http://www.freep.com/article/20111027/BUSINESS06/110270573/Detroit-Labs-app-company-move-into-Madison-Theatre-building

City charter goes to voters
http://www.freep.com/article/20111030/NEWS01/110300553/City-charter-goes-voters

New Detroit Charter Aims To Curb Corruption in City
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203707504577012263758352768.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Detroit forfeits $9.2 million in weatherization money because it can’t spend it fast enough
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111101/FREE/111109991/detroit-forfeits-9-2-million-in-weatherization-money-because-it


Michigan Policy & Politics

Moroun’s money writes sad tale for state
http://bridgemi.com/2011/10/morouns-money-writes-sad-tale-for-state/

Manuel (Matty) Moroun working on Ambassador Bridge Gateway project, but is it enough to avoid judge's wrath?
http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/BUSINESS06/111010360/Manuel-Matty-Moroun-working-Ambassador-Bridge-Gateway-project-enough-avoid-judge-s-wrath-

Guest commentary: New bridge too important to let stall
http://www.freep.com/article/20111028/OPINION05/110280339/Guest-commentary-New-bridge-too-important-let-stall?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Q&A with Lou Glazer on creating a knowledge-based economy in Michigan
http://www.annarbor.com/news/qa-with-lou-glazer-on-creating-a-knowledge-based-economy-in-michigan/


Urban Issues

Outside Cleveland, Snapshots of Poverty’s Surge in the Suburbs
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/us/suburban-poverty-surge-challenges-communities.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

The Folly of City-Owned Parking Garages
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2011/10/folly-city-owned-parking-garages/305/

Transportation and Food Access Idea 1: Transit and Good Food
http://la.streetsblog.org/2011/10/25/transportation-and-food-access-idea-1-transit-and-good-food/

Geography of housing recovery favors cities and walkable neighborhoods
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/geography_of_housing_recovery.html


Culture / Extra

America’s Most Iconic Drives
http://www.slate.com/slideshows/life/americas-most-iconic-drives.html

Mobile dining in the Motor City: From indie fad to new industry?
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/mobile_dining_in_the_motor_cit.html

Which U.S. City Needs a Nap?
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/10/27/which-u-s-city-needs-a-nap/

Somerset Collection shops to open for holiday shopping in downtown Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111028/BUSINESS06/110280422/Somerset-Collection-shops-open-holiday-shopping-downtown-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


Transportation / Transit

Full text: Gov. Rick Snyder makes case for improving Michigan infrastructure
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/full_text_gov_rick_snyder_make.html

What to do with Woodward: Crosswalks, narrowing considered to make roadway more friendly

http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20111023/NEWS02/110230366/What-do-Woodward-Crosswalks-narrowing-considered-make-roadway-more-friendly?odyssey=nav|head

Snyder to propose high-speed bus network to knit Detroit, suburban systems

http://www.freep.com/article/20111025/NEWS05/111025053/Snyder-propose-high-speed-bus-network-knit-Detroit-suburban-systems?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Lansing airport 'aerotropolis' agreements approved by Lansing, DeWitt officials
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2011/10/lansing_airport_aerotropolis_a.html

Editorial: Unify Metro Detroit transit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111031/OPINION01/110310319/1008/opinion01/Editorial--Unify-Metro-Detroit-transit

Snyder calls for improved rail connections to Canada
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111031/POLITICS02/110310370/1361/Snyder-calls-for-improved-rail-connections-to-Canada

Editorial: Gov. Snyder's road-worthy transit initiative deserves broad support
http://www.freep.com/article/20111027/OPINION01/110270550/Editorial-Gov-Snyder-s-road-worthy-transit-initiative-deserves-broad-support?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Snyder: 'Continued failure not an option' for regional transportation in Metro Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/snyder_continued_failure_not_a.html

Snyder: State should spend $1B more a year, link spending to road use
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111026/FREE/111029933

Prisoners of Transit: Why Public Transportation Deserves More Attention
http://www.infrastructurist.com/2011/10/27/prisoners-of-transit-why-public-transportation-deserves-more-attention/

Metro Detroit needs high-speed bus plan in '12, Snyder says
http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/NEWS06/111010328/Metro-Detroit-needs-high-speed-bus-plan-12-Snyder-says?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

High-speed service great idea, suburban bus GM says
http://www.freep.com/article/20111026/NEWS06/310260006/High-speed-service-great-idea-suburban-bus-GM-says

Editorial: Road spending reforms needed
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111101/OPINION01/111010309/1008/opinion01/Editorial--Road-spending-reforms-needed

Greening Energy and Transportation with Ideas from Steve Jobs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-sandler/greening-energy-and-trans_b_1029779.html


Business / Auto / Entrepreneurs

Journey, not interrupted: Say goodbye to 'Bureau,' hello to 'Nest'
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/bulcitybird1011.aspx

Is America's automotive love affair over? [w/poll]
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/01/is-americas-automotive-love-affair-over-w-poll/

Apple's Marketing Playbook Was Written in the 1920s
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/apples-marketing-playbook-was-written-in-the-1920s/247417/

Detroit Can Revitalize Ailing Economy by Spurring Solar Jobs
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/26/detroit-solar-power-jobs/

The UAW's Grand New Bargain and the Future of Organized Labor
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/the-uaws-grand-new-bargain-and-the-future-of-organized-labor/247647/

Hatch Detroit offering startups a chance to win $50K
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111027/BIZ/110270383/1001/Hatch-Detroit-offering-startups-a-chance-to-win-$50K

100 years of Chevy: An improbable journey to American icon
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/story/2011-10-28/chevy-100-years/51007820/1

Building Blocks for growth
To reach next level, DNA Software re-engineers itself, software

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111030/SUB01/310309991/building-blocks-for-growth

Detroit leads the way as hotel industry rebounds
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/story/2011-10-27/Detroit-leads-the-way-as-hotel-industry-rebounds/50967240/1

Graphic: Why do we need more entrepreneurs?
http://www.freep.com/article/20111028/BUSINESS06/111028001/Graphic-Why-do-we-need-more-entrepreneurs-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


Wayne County Saga

FOX 2's Charlie LeDuff Digs into Turkia Mullin's Past
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/charlie-leduff-digs-into-turkia-mullins-past-20111026-ms

Bit by bit, support for Turkia Mullin crumbles
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111028/FREE/111029901/bit-by-bit-support-for-turkia-mullin-crumbles

Ficano walks tightrope over Elder
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111030/FREE/310309964/ficano-walks-tightrope-over-elder

Column: Silent Bob's got to start talking
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111030/OPINION03/110300313/1008/Column--Silent-Bob%E2%80%99s-got-to-start-talking

MARY KRAMER: New problems, same old culture?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111030/SUB01/310309979/mary-kramer-new-problems-same-old-culture

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano suspends a third aide in widening scandal
http://www.freep.com/article/20111028/NEWS06/110280441

Another non-profit fund linked to Turkia Mullin, Ficano administration
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/another-non-profit-fund-linked-to-turkia-mullin,-ficano-administration

Fired Metro Airport CEO Turkia Mullin to fight for job back
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/fired-metro-airport-ceo-turkia-mullin-to-fight-for-job-back

Pawn or player in scandal, Mullin paid pretty price
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111101/OPINION03/111010384/1410/Pawn-or-player-in-scandal--Mullin-paid-pretty-price

Mullin's ouster is only the beginning
Suspect severance just a symptom of culture rewarding cronyism under Robert Ficano

http://detnews.com/article/20111101/OPINION03/111010363/Mullin%E2%80%99s-ouster-is-only-the-beginning

Rochelle Riley: Firing of Detroit airport CEO Turkia Awada Mullin a jab at Robert Ficano
http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/COL10/111010389/Rochelle-Riley-Firing-airport-CEO-Mullin-jab-Wayne-County-s-Ficano

Ex-employee sues ousted Detroit airport CEO Turkia Mullin, Wayne County over his firing
http://www.freep.com/article/20111101/NEWS06/111010371/Ex-employee-sues-Mullin-county-over-his-firing

Turkia Mullin may have more to worry about than losing her job at Detroit Metro Airport
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/turkia-mullin-may-have-more-to-worry-about-than-losing-her-job-at-detroit-metro-airport

Mullin's promising rise now in limbo
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111031/METRO/110310363/Mullin-s-promising-rise-now-in-limbo

Who Helped Pick Turkia Mullin for Metro Airport CEO?
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/who-helped-pick-turkia-mullin-for-metro-airport-ceo-20111101-ms