Sunday, December 16, 2012

Policy News from Detroit: December 16, 2012

FEATURED

New Thirst for Urban Living, and Few Detroit Rentals
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/realestate/commercial/new-thirst-for-urban-living-in-detroit-leaves-few-rentals.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1355282297-pbsH9aDtQC7MFXzfJRqAYQ&

The Recession's Toll: How Middle Class Wealth Collapsed to a 40-Year Low
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/the-recessions-toll-how-middle-class-wealth-collapsed-to-a-40-year-low/265743/

The Underworked Public Employee - WSJ.com
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443854204578058660248073962.html

American cities to Millennials: Don't leave
http://www.freep.com/usatoday/article/1744357?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit's urban lifestyle lures young professionals
http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/specials/property/detroits-urban-lifestyle-lures-young-professionals-20121213


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit Narrowly Approves Vast Land Sale
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/detroit-narrowly-approves-vast-land-sale/

House clears the way for Ilitch arena
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121214/METRO01/212140368/

Nonprofit raising funds for Detroit dog park
http://www.freep.com/article/20121204/NEWS01/312040025/Nonprofit-raising-funds-for-Detroit-dog-park?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Dan Gilbert's company buys One Woodward building in downtown Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121204/BIZ/212040323/Dan-Gilbert-s-company-buys-One-Woodward-building-downtown-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Hantz near 1st rung on tree farm climb
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121202/NEWS/312029973/hantz-near-first-rung-on-tree-farm-climb

Ilitch seeks downtown Detroit arena district
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121204/BIZ/212040424/Ilitch-seeks-downtown-Detroit-arena-district?odyssey=mod%7Cbreaking%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Tom Walsh: Arena talk is huge news, but don't expect everyone to be thrilled about it
http://www.freep.com/article/20121205/COL06/312050115/Tom-Walsh-Arena-talk-is-huge-news-but-don-t-expect-everyone-to-be-thrilled-about-it?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What cities could Detroit learn from for its riverfront?
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/12/what_cities_could_detroit_lear.html

Exclusive look inside Detroit's Buffalo Wild Wings
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121206/BLOG006/121209912/exclusive-look-inside-detroits-buffalo-wild-wings

Detroit's riverfront design contest draws new visions, names top winners
http://www.freep.com/article/20121207/BUSINESS06/121207065/Detroit-s-riverfront-design-contest-announces-winners?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rick Haglund: Despite Detroit's woes, 2 businessmen commit more money for revitalization
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/12/rick_haglund_despite_detroits.html

Appraisal firm latest company to move from suburbs to downtown Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/12/appraisal_firm_latest_company.html#incart_river

Detroit sells city-owned vacant lots to neighbors, cleaning up neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20121214/NEWS01/312140043/Detroit-sells-city-owned-vacant-lots-to-neighbors-cleaning-up-neighborhoods

Stephen Henderson: Start afresh at Packard (The Ren Cen was once a dream, too)
http://www.freep.com/article/20121216/COL33/312160184/Stephen-Henderson-sTART-AFRESH-AT-PACKARD-The-REN-CEN-WAS-ONCE-A-DREAM-TOO-


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit Record in 2011, Researchers Say
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/world/emissions-of-carbon-dioxide-hit-record-in-2011-researchers-say.html

A tax we could learn to love
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/03/opinion/frum-tax-energy/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-drugs/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Gun Violence Is an Everywhere Issue
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/12/gun-violence-everywhere-issue/4176/

Educate For Problem-Solving, Not Factories
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2012/12/14/educate-for-problem-solving-not-factories/

The fiscal "grand bargain" and the gas tax
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rperks/less_talk_more_action_on_gas_t.html

Free Market—Not NGOs—Best for Conservation, Sustainability Issues
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2012/12/14/economic-growth-key-to-solving-conservation-sustainability-issues

I am a Climate Refugee
http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20121212/i-am-a-climate-refugee


BUSINESS / AUTO

Top 25 Tech of 2012
http://mashable.com/2012/11/30/top-25-tech-of-2012/

Detroit’s three new winning numbers: 8,900 jobs, $650 million in investment, $1.8 billion into the Michigan economy
http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2012/12/04/detroits-three-new-winning-numbers-8900-jobs-650-million-in-investment-1-8-billion-into-the-michigan-economy/

Seven Signs of a Successful Incubator
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenwunker/2012/12/16/seven-signs-of-a-successful-incubator/

What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681009/whats-the-future-of-the-sharing-economy

Hello Global Detroit: China is calling
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/global1212.aspx

The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/uselessness-economic-development-incentives/4081/

Regardless How They're Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/regardless-how-they-are-counted-incentives-do-nothing-economic-development/4140/

IT in the D to start pursuing nonprofit grants
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121212/NEWS/121219950/it-in-the-d-to-start-pursuing-nonprofit-grants

Algae innovator shifts to feed from waste, wins new funding
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121216/NEWS/312169999/algae-innovator-shifts-to-feed-from-waste-wins-new-funding


CULTURE

Michigan Needs More Parking Founders Explain Why You Can Never Have Enough
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/michigan-needs-more-parking-detroit_n_2237059.html

Last days
http://metrotimes.com/culture/last-days-1.1412012

Scott McCabe: Noel Night and Growth in Midtown Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-mccabe/noel-night-2012_b_2234065.html

Pragmatic agent of change, Paul Hillegonds
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/ACLUfeature1212.aspx


REGIONAL NEWS

Freedom Hill amphitheater to reopen in June with top concert promoter
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121204/ENT04/212040432/Freedom-Hill-amphitheater-reopen-June-top-concert-promoter?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Creative Birmingham zoning bid questioned
http://www.freep.com/article/20121205/BUSINESS04/312050027/Creative-Birmingham-zoning-bid-questioned?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Hackel highlights nonprofit board, $2 billion in investments in his State of Macomb County address
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121205/NEWS/121209916/hackel-highlights-nonprofit-board-2-billion-in-investments-in-his

Hackel touts efficiency, ethics of Macomb Co.
http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/NEWS04/312060246/Hackel-touts-efficiency-ethics-of-Macomb-Co-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

Macomb County's demographic face is changing
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121213/METRO03/212130348/Macomb-County-s-demographic-face-changing?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Wayne County gets spanked by state
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121209/OPINION03/212090303

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel pushes regionalism in State of the County address
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/12/macomb_county_executive_mark_h_1.html

Oakland County Business Roundtable meets in Troy
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/12/07/news/local_news/doc50c27c9e0f546221009318.txt

Oakland County IT department wants county to be technological hotspot
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/12/07/news/local_news/doc50c256c38b5f5770132113.txt


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Michigan tries to lure best, brightest back
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121205/METRO/212050367/Michigan-tries-lure-best-brightest-back?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Despite hurdles, consolidating Lansing, East Lansing and Lansing Township makes sense
http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-8155-despite-hurdles-consolidating-lansing-east-lansing-and-lansing-township-makes-sense.html

State to ramp up efforts to downsize office space
http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/NEWS15/312100045/State-to-ramp-up-efforts-to-downsize-office-space?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Highlight of bills passed by Michigan's lame duck legislature
http://www.freep.com/article/20121216/NEWS15/312160243/Highlight-of-bills-passed-by-Michigan-s-lame-duck-legislature

Biz, labor must unite for progress
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121216/NEWS/312169993/other-voices-biz-labor-must-unite-for-progress#

Talking energy and environment with the State's Valerie Brader
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/valeriebrader1212.aspx


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

New EM act to quicken city's action
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121216/NEWS/312169969/new-em-act-to-quicken-citys-action

Stephen Henderson: If the state wants to run the city, it needs to make it work
http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/COL33/312060240/Stephen-Henderson-If-the-state-wants-to-run-the-city-it-needs-to-make-it-work?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Stephen Henderson: In Detroit, there's no escape from hard choices
http://www.freep.com/article/20121205/COL33/312050018/Stephen-Henderson-In-Detroit-there-s-no-escape-from-hard-choices

Detroit to reopen 13 police mini-stations
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121205/METRO01/212050383

Hope, despair in Detroit: Tale of two cities
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121206/OPINION03/212060388/Hope-despair-Detroit-Tale-two-cities?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Here's that rainy day, Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/OPINION01/312060114/Editorial-Here-s-that-rainy-day-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

State laying groundwork for managed bankruptcy for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121207/OPINION03/212070365/State-laying-groundwork-managed-bankruptcy-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Advisory board OKs Dillon's path toward a Detroit emergency financial manager
http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/NEWS01/121210067/Advisory-board-OKs-Dillon-s-path-toward-Detroit-emergency-financial-manager-

Scaled-down urban farm still a tough sell in Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121210/OPINION03/212100354/Scaled-down-urban-farm-still-tough-sell-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says pressure of job isn't getting to him, defends decisions
http://www.freep.com/article/20121216/NEWS01/312160267/Detroit-Mayor-Dave-Bing-says-pressure-of-job-isn-t-getting-to-him-defends-decisions?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Why does Detroit have land banks?
http://wearemodeshift.org/node/582

City of Detroit issues bonus checks to nonunion employees
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121213/NEWS01/121219938/city-of-detroit-issues-bonus-checks-to-nonunion-employees


TRANSPORTATION

Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/aviation?goback=.gde_771237_member_194734728

Denver says it is moving ahead with "Airport City"
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22154422/denver-says-it-is-moving-ahead-airport-city

Airports: Where the Jobs Are
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/airports-where-jobs-are/4046/

Shifting Political Winds Begin, at Last, to Favor Transit in Detroit
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/12/10/shifting-political-winds-begin-at-last-to-favor-transit-in-detroit/

LaHood: Federal funding on track for M-1, regional transit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121213/POLITICS03/212130461/LaHood-Federal-funding-track-M-1-regional-transit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Oakland County planners want area to be more bike-friendly
http://www.freep.com/article/20121208/NEWS03/121208050/Oakland-County-bike-friendly?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Here They Are: The Best and Worst American Transportation Projects
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/12/12/here-they-are-the-best-and-worst-american-transportation-projects/

The Michigan Department of Transportation requesting comments on transportation program
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/the-michigan-department-of-transportation-requesting-comments-on-transportation-program


CITIES / URBANISM

How HUD Took Bottom-Up Planning to a Whole New Level
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/12/how-hud-went-hyper-local/4074/

Urbanization Fuels Property Development
http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/urbanization-fuels-property-development-60186.aspx

Here's how each firm would help city envision future
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20121216/NEWS10/212160465/Here-s-how-each-firm-would-help-city-envision-future?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Livonia|s

10 Reasons Millennials Might Abandon Big Cities
http://www.businessinsider.com/big-cities-worry-millennials-will-leave-2012-12


RIGHT TO WORK

Stephen Henderson: Snyder's arguments for right-to-work are balderdash
http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/COL33/312060264/Stephen-Henderson-Snyder-s-arguments-right-work-balderdash?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Democrats warn Snyder about consequences of Michigan right-to-work legislation rush
http://www.freep.com/article/20121210/NEWS06/121210036/?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

A victory for right-to-work laws
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/12/opinion/bennett-michigan-unions/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

Right-to-work vote defining moment
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121211/OPINION03/212110346/Right-work-vote-defining-moment?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Rochelle Riley: Unions need to remind people what life was like without them
http://www.freep.com/article/20121212/COL10/312120091/Rochelle-Riley-Unions-need-to-remind-people-what-life-was-like-without-them?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Businesses hesitate to embrace shift
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121212/OPINION03/212120359/Businesses-hesitate-embrace-shift?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Tom Walsh: There should be an uproar in Michigan all right, but not about right-to-work
http://www.freep.com/article/20121212/COL06/312120134/Tom-Walsh-There-should-an-uproar-Michigan-all-right-not-about-right-work

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says he feels vindicated by right-to-work vote
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/12/13/news/local_news/doc50cab66e4fba3155859174.txt

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Policy News from Detroit: Dec. 2, 2012

For all my readers out there, please consider making an end-of-year donation to a cause I hold very dear to my heart, Summer in the City.  Visit www.summerinthecity.com/donate for more information on how you can support Detroit's future.  Thanks - Geoff

FEATURED

It's the New Economy, Stupid
http://www.thenation.com/article/171502/its-new-economy-stupid#

Dave Bing's Detroit: What's on the mayor's tour
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/29/travel/dave-bing-detroit-red-chair/

As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/us/how-local-taxpayers-bankroll-corporations.html?pagewanted=all


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/11/red-state-blue-city-how-the-urban-rural-divide-is-splitting-america/265686/

KEITH CRAIN: An early vote: Snyder for president
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121202/NEWS/312029983/keith-crain-an-early-vote-snyder-for-president


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mapping Motown - Architect Magazine - P.88
http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=133262

Photo-a-day project reflects woman's vision of Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121202/METRO/212020310

AIA design competition aims to redefine Detroit waterfront
http://www.modeldmedia.com/inthenews/AIAdesign1112.aspx

Harvard on Detroit: It’s a long road to recovery, but our “Vacancy” sign is clear to all
http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2012/11/16/harvard-on-detroit-its-a-long-road-to-recovery-but-our-vacancy-sign-is-clear-to-all/

Detroit Labs outgrowing the M@dison Building, but not Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/detroit_labs_outgrowing_the_md.html

Beijing is epitome of density, while Detroit deals with vast expanses of empty land
http://www.freep.com/article/20121202/BUSINESS07/312020126/Beijing-is-epitome-of-density-while-Detroit-deals-with-vast-expanses-of-empty-land?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

What can be done with Detroit's thousands of empty properties?
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/what_can_be_done_with_detroits.html

Hantz near 1st rung on tree farm climb
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121202/NEWS/312029973/hantz-near-first-rung-on-tree-farm-climb


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Bing: City government suffering from 'sense of entitlement'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121129/METRO01/211290469/Bing-City-government-suffering-from-sense-entitlement-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

It won't get easier for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121202/OPINION03/212020309/Column-won-t-get-easier-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Packard Plant Foreclosure: County Plans To Seize Vacant Detroit Factory With $750,000 In Unpaid Back Taxes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/packard-plant-foreclosure_n_2203900.html

The Packard Plant: Big. Ugly. Dangerous.
http://www.freep.com/article/20121202/NEWS01/312020186/Packard-Plant-Why-has-go?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|FRONTPAGE

Roberts: Building by building, Detroit Public Schools going 'green'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121129/OPINION01/211290332/Roberts-Building-by-building-Detroit-Public-Schools-going-green-?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Saving Detroit
Drastic measures are necessary right now
http://metrotimes.com/columns/saving-detroit-1.1408996

Detroit in denial of crisis like old GM
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121127/OPINION03/211270321

Rochelle Riley: Same old, same old is sinking Detroit amid dire finances
http://www.freep.com/article/20121202/COL10/312020242/Rochelle-Riley-Same-old-same-old-is-sinking-Detroit-amid-dire-finances


TRANSPORTATION

2022: Cheap flights, more rail and hands-free cars
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/27/travel/future-travel/index.html?hpt=hp_bn10

The Best U.S. Cities For Public Transit: Portland, Chicago Outrank New York City (PHOTOS)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/best-us-cities-for-public-transit_n_2211943.html

Johnson Development to Solicit Projects for 113-Acre Memphis Industrial Complex  (Aerotropolis)
http://www.cpexecutive.com/regions/southeast/johnson-development-to-solicit-projects-for-113-acre-memphis-industrial/

Jones Lang LaSalle to market former Mall of Memphis site
http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2012/11/27/jones-lang-lasalle-to-market-former.html

Gov. Snyder strategist pushes action on Regional Transit Authority: 'This is an historic opportunity'
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/snyder_strategist_pushes_actio.html

MARY KRAMER: Senator's Detroit bus ride drives transit bills
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121202/NEWS/312029986/mary-kramer-senators-detroit-bus-ride-drives-transit-bills


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Mich. Senate passes transit bills, fee on car registrations to fund plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121128/POLITICS02/211280354/1409/metro/Mich-Senate-passes-transit-bills-fee-car-registrations-fund-plan

After 40 years of region trying to get it done, Snyder may be key to mass transit
http://www.freep.com/article/20121202/NEWS15/312020246/After-40-years-of-region-trying-to-get-it-done-Snyder-may-be-key-to-mass-transit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder unveils proposal to connect Belle Isle, Wisconsin with bike trail
http://www.freep.com/article/20121128/NEWS06/121128039/Gov-Rick-Snyder-fracking-environmental?odyssey=nav|head

Gov. Rick Snyder's energy plan draws mixed reaction from environmental, conservation groups
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/snyders_energy_plan_draws_mixe.html

Snyder calls for land auction reform, resolution to urban farming debate
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121128/POLITICS02/211280389/Snyder-calls-land-auction-reform-resolution-urban-farming-debate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: GOP continues health care tantrum
http://www.freep.com/article/20121130/OPINION01/311300042/Editorial-GOP-continues-health-care-tantrum?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Mich. development agency starts $3M program for downtown improvements
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121126/BIZ/211260422/1361/Mich.-development-agency-starts-$3M-program-for-downtown-improvements

Snyder pledges new approach to public lands
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121201/NEWS01/121209999/snyder-pledges-new-approach-to-public-lands


REGIONAL NEWS

Wayne Co. faces added oversight
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121201/METRO01/212010349/Wayne-Co-faces-added-oversight?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

State House OKs bill to end Wayne County treasurer's extra pay for collecting delinquent taxes
http://www.freep.com/article/20121129/NEWS15/311290169/State-House-OKs-bill-to-end-Wayne-County-treasurer-s-extra-pay-for-collecting-delinquent-taxes?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Editorial: There he goes again
Ficano's move to protect the salaries of top mental health employees smacks of Wayne County cronyism
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121127/OPINION01/211270312/1008/opinion01/Editorial-There-he-goes-again

Troy's new mayor calls transit center's start 'a great day'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121127/METRO02/211270378/Troy-s-new-mayor-calls-transit-center-s-start-great-day-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


BUSINESS / AUTO

Wayne County entrepreneur urges 'certainty' in business forum with Obama
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121127/BIZ/211270413/Wayne-County-entrepreneur-urges-certainty-business-forum-Obama?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Source: Michigan to host 2 battery centers
http://www.freep.com/article/20121130/BUSINESS07/311300058/Source-State-to-host-2-battery-centers?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Porsche breaks ground for their $100 million HQ with 1.6 mile test track in the US
http://www.rushlane.com/porsche-headquarter-us-1253568.html

How Chrysler's marketing chief lifted Motor City pride, and car sales
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121126/FREE/121129928

Pittsburgh entrepreneurs work to make Rust Belt states centers of high-tech innovation
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/pittsburgh-entrepreneurs-work-to-make-rust-belt-states-centers-of-high-tech-innovation-664540/

Possible sale of battery maker A123 to China firm concerns Michigan delegation
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121129/AUTO01/211290441/1121/auto0104/Possible-sale-of-battery-maker-A123-to-China-firm-concerns-Michigan-delegation

Michigan's role in defense industry work is big and should be bigger
http://www.freep.com/article/20121202/COL06/312020130/Tom-Walsh-Michigan-s-role-in-defense-industry-work-is-big-and-should-be-bigger

Rise In Export Assistance Programs Helps Small Businesses Expand
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ups/2012/11/27/rise-in-export-assistance-programs-helps-small-businesses-expand/

U.S. Bancorp to open loan office here
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121202/NEWS/312029969/u-s-bancorp-to-open-loan-office-here

Advanced battery project will take 'five times five times five' approach to research
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/11/advanced_battery_program_will.html

CITIES / URBANISM

New books explore why cities matter, and how we can save them
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/new-books-explore-why-cities-matter-and-how-we-can-save-them/article5839123/

Mitigating the environmental paradox of smart growth: softening urban density
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/mitigating_the_environmental_p.html

2012's Best Smart Growth Projects, According to the EPA
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/11/7-best-smart-growth-projects-according-epa/4016/

Skyscrapers - past, present and future
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20447257


CULTURE / OTHER

Michigan Alumni: Miniature Michigan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzTI8qSosvc

Detroit has supporters in documentary audience in Britain
http://www.freep.com/article/20121127/COL06/311270095/Tom-Walsh-Detroit-has-supporters-in-documentary-audience-in-Britain?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

‘Detropia’ documentary doesn’t paper over Detroit’s darkest days, but hope manages to survive, too
http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2012/11/28/detropia-documentary-doesnt-paper-over-detroits-darkest-days-but-hope-manages-to-survive-too/

Empty Pavilion in Detroit Solicits a Latent Public
http://archinect.com/news/article/62464702/empty-pavilion-in-detroit-solicits-a-latent-public

A Mini-Golf Course In Downtown Detroit To Change How We See Blight
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680886/a-mini-golf-course-in-downtown-detroit-to-change-how-we-see-blight#1

Sunday, November 25, 2012

News from Detroit 11-25-12

FEATURED

Manufacturing, metros and exports will improve Michigan's economy, says Bruce Katz, guru on cities
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/11/manufacturing_metros_and_expor.html

Thankful for voters, risk-takers, and feather bowlers
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/mlive_detroit_thankful_for_vot.html

Thanksgiving 2012: Why We're Thankful To Live In Detroit, By The Staff Of HuffPost Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/22/thanksgiving-2012-detroit-huffpost-detroit_n_2175010.html

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/want-change-federal-transportation-policy-put-mayor-charge/3954/


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Detroit City Council, Crittendon must go
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121125/OPINION03/211250306/Detroit-City-Council-Crittendon-must-go?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan to withhold $10M in aid to Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121121/METRO01/211210352/1409/metro/Michigan-withhold-10M-aid-Detroit

Bing begins planning for budget shortfall, unpaid furloughs starting Jan. 1
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121121/FREE/121129957/bing-begins-planning-for-budget-shortfall-unpaid-furloughs-starting

Detroit City Council tables sale of east side land for farm
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121120/FREE/121129983/detroit-city-council-tables-sale-of-east-side-land-for-farm

Wattrick: How Is John Hantz Different Than Dan Gilbert?
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2697/wattrick_how_is_john_hantz_different_than_dan_gilbert

Massive cuts sought as Detroit makes up bond money loss
http://www.freep.com/article/20121124/NEWS01/121124010/Cuts-sought-as-Detroit-makes-up-bond-money-loss?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

FBI agents raided Detroit Public Library over allegations of contract fraud
http://www.freep.com/article/20121120/NEWS01/121120040/fbi-raids-main-detroit-public-library-branch?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

City council rejects controversial overhaul of Detroit's water department
http://www.freep.com/article/20121120/NEWS01/121120088/Detroit-City-Council-water-department?odyssey=nav%7Chead


REGIONAL NEWS

Metro Detroit Regionalization Is Still Controversial, But It's Everywhere
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2732/metro_detroit_regionalization_is_still_controversial_but_it_s_everywhere

Mullin won't receive Wayne County pension
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121122/METRO/211220386/Mullin-won-t-receive-Wayne-County-pension?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Oakland County agreement with Chinese city could lead to hundreds of local jobs
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/11/21/news/local_news/doc50ad11694a3a8042959160.txt

Wayne County mental health agency deal draws scrutiny
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121124/METRO01/211240346/Wayne-County-mental-health-agency-deal-draws-scrutiny

Editorial: Ruling hits Wayne's finances
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121121/OPINION01/211210301/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Ruling-hits-Wayne-s-finances

No-show politician in Redford Township still takes paycheck
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/no-show-politician-in-redford-township-still-takes-paycheck


TRANSPORTATION

As Highway and Air Travel Slump, Intercity Train Trips Increase
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/21/as-intercity-train-trips-increase-highway-and-air-travel-slump/

Detroit Metropolitan Airport ranks 3rd on national survey of healthful restaurants
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Detroit-Metropolitan-Airport-ranks-3rd-on-national-survey-of-healthful-restaurants/-/1719418/17484794/-/hefmcoz/-/index.html

Gov. Snyder to talk up new bridge in Canada
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121123/METRO/211230400/1361/Gov.-Snyder-to-talk-up-new-bridge-in-Canada

Troy to break ground on new transit center
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259959/this-just-in-troy-to-break-ground-on-new-transit-center


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Lame duck Legislature is facing big issues
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/NEWS15/311250287/Lame-duck-Legislature-is-facing-big-issues?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit-area transit advocates will head to Lansing to fight for legislation
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/detroit-area_transit_advocates.html

Editorial: Michigan's ideal lame-duck agenda
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121125/OPINION01/211250305/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Michigan-s-ideal-lame-duck-agenda

What Michiganders will make a difference in 2013? Help us pick the hot list
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/mlive_top_people_to_watch_2013.html

Phil Power: Michigan citizens can help nation avoid 'cliff'
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/11/phil_power_michigan_citizens_c.html

'Move back' is pitch to West Michigan natives coming home for Thanksgiving
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/11/move_back_is_pitch_to_west_mic.html


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Businessman seeks to renovate Detroit (HANTZ)
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57553885/businessman-seeks-to-renovate-detroit/

Home Sweet Shipping Container: Detroit Housing Project
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/11/home-sweet-shipping-container-detroit-housing-project/

Is Detroit's turnaround turning a corner? Development spreads to new neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/BUSINESS06/311250293/Is-Detroit-s-turnaround-turning-a-corner-Development-spreads-to-new-neighborhoods?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Midtown Detroit boom spreads throughout city
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=C4&Date=20121123&Category=BUSINESS&ArtNo=211230813&Ref=PH

Greater Downtown Detroit districts and neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/BUSINESS06/311250277/Greater-Downtown-Detroit-districts-neighborhoods

Detroit is a hot real estate market
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/detroit-is-a-hot-real-estate-market

TechTown at the Fringes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-lorimer/techtown-detroit_b_2160206.html

Redefining Detroit Special 2012
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20159993/redefining-detroit-special-2012

Restaurateurs target West Village stretch, word-of-mouth success
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259977/restaurateurs-target-west-village-stretch-word-of-mouth-success


CITIES / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

Smart Cities: The future of urban living?
http://www.itproportal.com/2012/11/19/smart-cities-future-urban-living/

Chicago Urban Farms Initiative: Englewood Could Become Major Agribusiness Hub
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/chicago-urban-farms-initi_n_2167683.html

Making progress on climate change at local and global levels
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/268765-making-progress-on-climate-change-at-local-and-global-levels

Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/can-we-please-stop-pretending-cars-are-greener-transit/3960/

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/11/ruggedized-cities-and-vision-carbon-zero-urban-future-interview-alex-steffen/3965/


OTHER

Municipalities may add public-private partnerships to infrastructure-building arsenal
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/11/22/municipalities-may-add-public-private-partnerships-to-infrastructure-building-arsenal/

Gambling away our cities
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gambling-cities-article-1.1206079?localLinksEnabled=false

Detroit's 2-day driveway rule
http://blogs.detroitnews.com/politics/2012/11/21/payne-detroits-2-day-driveway-rule/


BUSINESS / AUTO

Urban Manufacturing Alliance Launched to Boost Urban Manufacturing and Job Creation Across U.S.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/11/19/urban-manufacturing-alliance-launched-to-boost-urb/

Reinventing America: The Transformational Power of Technology
http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2012/11/19/reinventing-america-the-transformational-power-of-technology/

Biz OK with economy, less so with election
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259967/biz-ok-with-economy-less-so-with-election

MEDC competition's earmarks target tech incubators
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259969/medc-competitions-earmarks-target-tech-incubators


CULTURE

Eat, shop, stay, play in Detroit   
http://www.canoe.ca/Travel/USA/CentralUSA/2012/11/20/20370626.html

After renovations, Detroit Historical Museum opens to excited crowds
http://www.freep.com/article/20121123/NEWS01/121123056/detroit-historical-museum-reopens?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Years of Tidings: Detroit's Noel Night celebrates 40 years with amped up offerings (vintage photos)
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/years_of_tidings_noel_night_ce.html

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Policy News from Detroit 11-18-12

FEATURED

5 Simple Steps to Lead Detroit Back to Awesomeness
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/5-simple-steps-to-lead-detroit-back-to-awesomeness/

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/global-gateways-connect-america-world/3784/

How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/magazine/how-detroit-became-the-world-capital-of-staring-at-abandoned-old-buildings.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

Filtered or Unfiltered?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/opinion/friedman-filtered-or-unfiltered.html?smid=tw-NYTimesFriedman&seid=auto

How to Rebuild Trust — and Infrastructure
http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/07/how-to-rebuild-trust-and-infrastructure/?hpt=hp_t2

Why David Petraeus Should Not Have Resigned
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/11/14/why-david-petraeus-should-not-have-resigned/

How Mitt Romney Can Save Us From the Fiscal Cliff
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/how-mitt-romney-can-save-us-from-the-fiscal-cliff/265105/

The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/110074/the-gop-can%E2%80%99t-afford-ignore-cities-anymore#


CULTURE / OTHER

A city lover’s guide to America’s most underrated city
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/jaywalljasper1112.aspx

The Perfected Self
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/06/the-perfected-self/308970/?goback=.gde_3983014_member_180791919

BURN Brings Detroit's Battle to the Big Screen
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-putnam/burn-detroit-fire-film_b_2103797.html?ir=Detroit

Miguel Cabrera Is Mitt Romney
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/11/miguel_cabrera_is_mitt_romney_this_time_the_candidate_of_old_white_men_won.html

Delta's Humorous Pre-Flight Safety Videos Become You Tube Hits
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2581/delta_injects_comedy_into_pre-flight_safety_video_and_it_becomes_youtube_hit

Detroit Might be the Place for Young People to Write a Story of Their Own
http://www.thenation.com/blog/171311/detroit-might-be-place-young-people-write-story-their-own

Detroit Historical Museum now a more interactive, illuminating place
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121117/ENT05/211170310/Detroit-Historical-Museum-now-more-interactive-illuminating-place?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Entertainment


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

How An Upstart Company In Detroit Is Building An American Heritage Brand
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671171/how-an-upstart-company-in-detroit-is-building-an-american-heritage-brand#1

There’s No Then Then
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/mark_binelli_s_detroit_city_is_the_place_to_be_reviewed.html

Better Buildings: Preserving Midtown residential gem with green energy
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/charlesbuilding1112.aspx

Urban Innovation Exchange Highlights Detroit Individuals Making A Difference (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/urban-innovation-exchange-detroit_n_2138911.html

Neglected Detroit riverfront gem gets new life thanks to volunteers, war veterans
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/neglected_detroit_riverfront_g.html

Avalon International Breads to shift production to new east-side Detroit site
http://www.freep.com/article/20121115/BUSINESS06/311150151/Avalon-International-Breads-to-shift-production-to-new-east-side-Detroit-site

Plan, money to demolish Brewster-Douglass in Detroit are in place
http://www.freep.com/article/20121116/NEWS01/311160083/Plan-money-to-demolish-Brewster-Douglass-in-Detroit-are-in-place

Five Really Cool Inventions Being Developed In Metro Detroit
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/cooltechmetrodetroit0277.aspx

Talk of the TechTown
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/techtown1112.aspx


TRANSPORTATION / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

'Aerotropolis' Planning Key to Atlanta's Takeoff
http://www.globalatlanta.com/article/25910/

Commuter rail cars between Ann Arbor and Detroit slated for test runs starting Monday
http://www.annarbor.com/news/commuter-rail-cars-between-ann-arbor-and-detroit-slated-for-test-runs-starting-monday/

Survey: Most Southeast Michigan residents dislike the region’s roads and public transportation, would pay to improve them
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/survey_most_southeast_michigan.html

Airport project behind Port Authority bills?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189987/airport-project-behind-port-authority-bills

SEMCOG seeks input on long-term regional transit plan
http://www.annarbor.com/news/semcog-seeks-input-on-long-term-transit-plan/

Firm to draft master plan for Woodward Ave.
http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20121109/NEWS01/121109574/firm-to-draft-master-plan-for-woodward-ave-

For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/pedestrians-cities-have-become-wilderness/3878/

Freakonomics Hucksters: “Save the Earth, Drive Your Car”
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/15/freakonomics-hucksters-save-the-earth-drive-a-car/


REGIONAL NEWS

Working Toward Making Regional Transit a Possibility
http://wdet.org/news/story/regional-transit-possibility/

Sen. Johnson: Southeast Michigan needs a regional transit authority
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121109/OPINION01/211090338/1008/opinion01/Sen-Johnson-Southeast-Michigan-needs-regional-transit-authority

Mayor Bing, Mike Duggan and The Regional Crisis of Leadership
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2595/mayor_bing_mike_duggan_and_the_regional_crisis_of_leadership

Wayne County may owe workers millions after judge's ruling
http://www.freep.com/article/20121110/NEWS02/311100114/Wayne-County-may-owe-workers-millions-after-judge-s-ruling


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Duggan: City on wrong road
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189978/duggan-city-on-wrong-road

Detroit, state reach milestone agreement to support reform plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/METRO01/211150437

Howes: State lays out plans for new EM law
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/OPINION03/211150377/State-lays-out-plans-new-EM-law?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Finley: Again, Snyder should let Detroit go bankrupt
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/OPINION03/211150331/Finley-Again-Snyder-should-let-Detroit-go-bankrupt?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Lawmakers should rebuild PA 4
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121109/OPINION01/211090330/Editorial-Lawmakers-should-rebuild-PA-4?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit may run out of cash by December
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121113/METRO01/211130346/Detroit-may-run-out-cash-by-December?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit finances may get even worse, fiscal board is warned
http://www.freep.com/article/20121113/NEWS01/311130065/Detroit-finances-may-get-even-worse-fiscal-board-is-warned?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Model D speaker series recapped: Making government work
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroitgovspeakerseries1112.aspx

Hantz Farms proposed land sale hasn't won over Detroit City Council
www.freep.com/article/20121115/NEWS01/121115024/Hantz-Farms-Detroit-City-Council-land-sale-Saunteel-Jenkins?odyssey=nav|head

KEITH CRAIN: There appears to be no bright spot for city
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/SUB01/311189977/keith-crain-there-appears-to-be-no-bright-spot-for-city


BUSINESS / AUTO

Innovation center aims to boost small, midsize manufacturing
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121113/FREE/121119955/innovation-center-aims-to-boost-small-midsize-manufacturing

Computer modeling center to open in Van Buren Township
http://www.freep.com/article/20121114/BUSINESS06/311140081/Computer-modeling-center-for-manufacturers-to-open-as-joint-venture-at-GE-complex-in-Van-Buren-Township?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Six companies to invest $110 million, add 616 jobs in Michigan
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/Six-companies-to-invest-$110-million,-add-616-jobs-in-Michigan/

What Is 'Made in America' Worth?
http://www.inc.com/eric-schurenberg/what-is-made-in-america-worth.html

Stem cells' promise hits funding wall in Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20121118/NEWS06/311180139/Stem-cells-promise-hits-funding-wall-in-Michigan

Top 4 TechCrunch Takeaways: How Southeast Michigan can realize its startup potential
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/top-4-techcrunch-takeaways-how-can-southeast-michigan-realize-its-potential/

Is Diversity the Secret Key to America's Economic Renewal?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2012/11/07/is-diversity-the-secret-key-to-americas-economic-renewal/


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Editorial: With status quo in place, Michigan voters deserve more effective leadership
http://www.freep.com/article/20121111/OPINION01/121110025/Editorial-Michigan-voters-expect-and-deserve-more-effective-leadership

A Michigan City Bets on Food for Its Growth
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/realestate/commercial/grand-rapids-mich-bets-on-a-food-market-for-growth.html

An upbeat outlook for Michigan's economy
http://www.freep.com/article/20121117/BUSINESS06/311170116/An-upbeat-outlook-for-Michigan-s-economy

Full plate to keep lame ducks hopping
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189976/full-plate-to-keep-lame-ducks-hopping

Sunday, November 4, 2012

News from Detroit Nov. 4, 2012

FEATURED

The Case for Optimism
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2125031,00.html?hpt=hp_t3

Best Inventions of the Year 2012
http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/

Infographic: The Many Connections Between Transportation and Health
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/10/29/one-infographic-of-the-many-connections-between-transportation-and-health/


NATIONAL POLITICS

Carol Cain: Campaigns talk of Detroit, skip city
http://www.freep.com/article/20121104/COL24/311040114/Carol-Cain-Campaigns-talk-of-Detroit-skip-city

How the G.O.P. Became the Anti-Urban Party
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/republicans-to-cities-drop-dead.html?pagewanted=all

Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/opinion/sunday/friedman-obamas-best-kept-secrets.html

The Facts About Budget Deficits: How The Presidents Truly Rank
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesglassman/2012/07/11/the-facts-about-budget-deficits-how-the-presidents-truly-rank/

A123 Bankruptcy Gives Romney New Example of Green-Energy ‘Loser’
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-16/a123-bankruptcy-gives-romney-new-example-of-electric-car-loser


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Wish You Bought Gold in '06? You'll Wish You Bought Detroit in '12.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2012/08/30/wish-you-bought-gold-in-06-youll-wish-you-bought-detroit-in-12/

Detroit agencies in dispute over economic development roles
http://www.freep.com/article/20120912/BUSINESS06/309120031/Detroit-agencies-in-dispute-over-economic-development-roles?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Silicon Mitten is Happening: The Secret Revival of Detroit
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/10/02/silicon-mitten-is-happening-the-secret-revival-of-detroit/

Detroit 2025: After the Recession, a City Reimagined
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/rebuilding-america/detroit-2025-after-the-recession-a-city-reimagined-13108807

Large-scale farming projects in Detroit might be under way by next spring
http://www.freep.com/article/20121008/BUSINESS06/310080076/Large-scale-farming-projects-in-Detroit-might-be-under-way-by-next-spring?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe is finally open; so what took so long?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121101/STAFFBLOG06/121109980#

Talent-Driven Detroit: How the Motor City Is Getting Her Groove Back
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noel-harmon/detroit-jobs-_b_2042926.html

'Opportunity in Detroit': Kid Rock gives ad its voice, with Dan Gilbert's support
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121029/FREE/121029855

2012 TEDxDetroit: 7 positive ideas for the world from Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/2012_tedxdetroit_7_positive_id.html

Buy-local initiative spurs up to $18M in transfers to local vendors
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121028/SUB01/310289953/buy-local-initiative-spurs-up-to-18m-in-transfers-to-local-vendors

Port Authority, DEGC at odds over bonding bills
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121104/SUB01/311049982/port-authority-degc-at-odds-over-bonding-bills

Gilbert plans downtown Detroit retail space
http://www.freep.com/article/20121102/BUSINESS06/311020073/1002/NLETTER28/Gilbert-plans-downtown-Detroit-retail-space?source=nletter-BUSINESS-FREEP-business_9am


DETROIT POLICY

Mayor Dave Bing to Detroit City Council: Work with me to help our city
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/NEWS01/310230029/Mayor-Dave-Bing-to-Detroit-City-Council-Work-with-me-to-help-our-city

Rochelle Riley: Small, individual projects won't fix Detroit -- a collaborative, integrated approach will
http://www.freep.com/article/20121014/COL10/310140196/Rochelle-Riley-Small-individual-projects-won-t-fix-Detroit-a-collaborative-integrated-approach-will?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Want Detroit government to work? Get involved, panel says
http://www.freep.com/article/20121030/NEWS05/310300153/Want-Detroit-government-to-work-Get-involved-panel-says

Greening of Detroit aims to create 600 jobs with reforestation grant
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/greeningofdetroitreforestation101612.aspx

Why delinquent tax auctions are exactly the wrong strategy for Detroit's rebirth
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/OPINION05/310230019/Why-delinquent-tax-auctions-are-exactly-the-wrong-strategy-for-Detroit-s-rebirth


CULTURE

Motor Mouths
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/motor-mouths/

USA travel: Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh on the rise
http://www.thestar.com/travel/northamerica/article/1269389--usa-travel-detroit-cleveland-and-pittsburgh-on-the-rise

Stealing Detroit, One Bannister at a Time
http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/stealing_detroit_one_bannister_at_a_time_23708.asp

There’s No Then Then
The dark days of Detroit (Book Review)
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/mark_binelli_s_detroit_city_is_the_place_to_be_reviewed.html

Immersed in city's culture, Challenge Detroit members move to 2nd of 10 'challenges'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121026/FREE/121029895


BUSINESS / AUTO

Detroit Metro Airport's McNamara Terminal to get 30 new retailers in 2013
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/detroit_metro_airports_mcnamar.html

Japan Electronics Emulates Detroit Autos Before Bankruptcy: Tech
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/japan-electronics-emulates-detroit-autos-before-bankruptcy-tech

The key to economic success? Geography
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/the-key-to-economic-success-geography/

25 Innovations in 25 U.S. States
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nierenberg/25-innovations-in-25-us-s_b_2005354.html

Menlo Innovations' Rich Sheridan named AnnArbor.com's 2012 Executive of the Year
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/rich-sheridan-menlo-innovations-deals-of-the-year-executive-of-the-year-annarborcom-ann-arbor-startu/

The Untapped Innovation Factory
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-16/the-untapped-innovation-factory

Beaumont-Henry Ford merger could save millions, say execs, board chairs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121031/FREE/121039946

Will hospital deal benefit biz?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121104/FREE/311049975/will-hospital-deal-benefit-biz

MICHIGAN POLICY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CLOSUP survey: Fiscal stress easing for Michigan's local governments, many still suffering
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=853

Michigan’s demographic challenge
http://www.michiganfuture.org/10/2012/michigans-demographic-challenge/?goback=.gde_1334187_member_180349130

I-69 International Trade Corridor hosts first regional summit
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/10/i-69_international_trade_corri.html


REGIONAL NEWS

Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/11/160768981/racial-regional-divide-still-haunt-detroits-progress?sc=tw

HURON TOWNSHIP: Pinnacle personal property up for auction
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2012/10/19/news/doc50818624a5b64403450490.txt

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano tells commission he won't follow new contract rules
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/NEWS02/310230127/Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-tells-commission-he-won-t-follow-new-contract-rules

Macomb County power struggle continues over breakdown of costs in road budget
http://www.freep.com/article/20121103/NEWS04/311030048/Macomb-County-power-struggle-continues-over-breakdown-of-costs-in-road-budget?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|p

Tearful L. Brooks Patterson returns, grateful to be alive after accident, coma
http://www.freep.com/article/20121030/NEWS03/121030068/l-brooks-patterson-back-to-work?odyssey=nav|head


WAYNE COUNTY

From severance to subpoenas, 7 Action News looks back at a year of scandal
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/from-severance-to-subpoenas-7-action-news-looks-back-at-a-year-of-scandal

LeDuff: Wayne Co. airport board recording raises questions
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19947961/leduff-wayne-co-airport-board-recording-rasises-questions


TRANSPORTATION & TRANSIT

Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/09/boosting-ridership-replacing-buses-rail/3222/

All-time Ridership Record for Amtrak
http://www.transportationissuesdaily.com/all-time-ridership-record-for-amtrak/

ROMULUS: Increasing cargo at Detroit Metro, Willow Run airports is short-term priority
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2012/10/18/news/doc5080016e04985936395744.txt

TEDxDetroit: Transit advocate says M1 rail project more for real estate development, less for transit improvement
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/tedxdetroit_transit_advocate_s.html

How The New Mobility Grid Can Spark Transportation Solutions
http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/new-mobility-grid-spark-transportation-solutions-transform-industry/


CITIES

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/10/rust-new-urban-luxury-item/3526/

Green City Diaries: Sustainability, the next generation
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/gcd-1012.aspx

This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/10/what-neighborhood-revitalization-actually-looks/3627/