Sunday, November 13, 2011

News from Detroit 11.13.11


Model State for Michigan’s Future?

Why Tokyo's Privately Owned Rail Systems Work So Well

Unleash the Entrepreneurs
Bad policies are holding back the ultimate job creators.

It’s Carbon and Monoxide, the Old Detroit Perfume

4 area communities among best for fostering growth

Culture / Art

Detroit evolving into a haven for artists,0,3242102.story

Can the arts save struggling cities?

Diego Rivera's pre-Detroit work goes back on display in New York

Fishing for a living in Detroit

Planning your trip to Detroit,0,1470384.story

Wayne County Saga

Turkia Awada Mullin key in no-bid land bank contracts that went to associates, contributors

Source: Fired Ficano aide gave contracts to friend's firms

Foundation raises new questions in Wayne Co.

Airport board chairwoman resigns, citing personal reasons

Poll: Nearly half of Wayne County residents think Bob Ficano should resign|head

Ficano Recall Effort

Stephen Henderson: Wayne County government needs new ethics standards, oversight and strong penalties|topnews|text|Opinion

Culture sustains Wayne's abuses

Business minds could better mind the airport

Ficano appoints former MichCon CEO to airport board|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Does land bank play favorites?

Ex-energy executive Glancy replaces Axt on airport board

County needs to focus on taxpayers

Business / Auto / Entrepreneurship

Snyder: 1,300 Michigan small businesses have received loans through new state program

Detroit Foundation awards its 1st creativity grant

Trade War in Solar Takes Shape

Need 4.2 million square feet of space?

WSU incubator sets sights on neighborhood's small businesses

One man’s retirement crusade to help Detroit and baby boomers

Hatch Detroit announces winner of $50,000 for retail idea

Transportation / Transit

Guest commentary: Public transportation can be life-changer for region

Editorial: For now, gas tax hike should be an option to fund roads|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Jeff Gerritt: : Light-rail line takes wrong turn in firing

A road fix desperately needed in Michigan


Quicken Loans sees Detroit as a great place to live, work, play

Another downtown Detroit firm to offer relocation incentives to workers|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit: rejuvenation through urban farms, sustainable living and innovation

In Detroit, Joblessness Spurs Reinventions of Concept of Work

In Detroit, dreams of civic renewal collide with hard realities

‘Detroit is the new Detroit' — and real estate developers talk about why that's good

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

Can Detroit Grow Green Shoots With a Budget In the Red?

Bing to unions: Detroit needs concessions|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

New plan in the works for older Hudson's site in Detroit on Woodward

Detroit City Charter revisions win voter approval

Column: Detroit nearing a cash crisis

Urban Issues

New Documentary 'Urbanized' Explores Design of the City

Lessons for cities in these hard times: get it together

How Ordinary Urban Experiences Can Inspire a Preference for Cities

Why cities should dismantle highways

Sustainable Inroads for National Transportation Policy

Can IT Make Cities Better?

Michigan News / Regional News

Grosse Pointe 2.0

Cobo board gets funding for renovation

Charities urge donors to give before tax credit dies

Detroit Regional Chamber hires Maureen Donohue Krauss for new job in business attraction

Historic, brownfield site developers vie for shrinking state aid

Water system overhaul grants director broad powers

Time to consolidate government

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