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

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