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

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