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

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