Sunday, January 29, 2012

News and Policy from Detroit 1/29/12


Summer in the City 2011

Bridges and Roads to a Better Michigan

The big dis

What the Federal Government Can Learn From Metros

Can better urban planning make us healthier?

Why Conservatives should SUPPORT Smart Growth

Country in Crisis: Looking to America's Mayors to Rise to the Challenge

Challenge Detroit Seeks Bold Entrepreneurs To Help Turn Around City

Program to pay 30 to work, live in Detroit

Michigan Policy, Politics, & Economic Development

Snyder: Better transportation, Web access key to finding jobs|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Less interest in Michigan with film-incentive limits, report shows|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

State pension funds may take the fall for faltering film studio|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Business leaders see positive future in 10-year growth plan for Michigan|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

CLOSUP poll: Incentives working, but local officials in Michigan lukewarm about state funding reforms

Editorial: Snyder's focus on management welcome|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ask what you can do for Michigan

Grant to help NextEnergy lead drive toward new tech

Why do you love Michigan? A grassroots social media event celebrates state's 175th anniversary

Michigan officials focus on expanding state exports|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Obama looks to Mich. to revive clean energy debate

Regional News

Editorial: In Troy, backward thinking on transit

Controversial Mayor Janice Daniels thrusts Troy into national spotlight|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

County execs offer support to Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Farmington officials say they want better regional transit, opt out of SMART|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

$2.7 million to go to communities|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

How does Washtenaw County fit in the plans for a regional transportation authority?

State of Macomb County: Economy rebounds as median income drops

Detroit's funds, Wayne Co.'s federal probe are main topics at Big Four discussion

Five Woodward Ave. communities partner on sustainability planning

Investments in Oakland County's Medical Main Street far surpass total of program's first 3 years

Oakland County to help communities with business attraction

Detroit Business

Detroit Medical Center begins construction of $78M heart hospital|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Downtown Detroit Revitalized by Businesses Relocating

Sourcing Motown? Detroit Aims to Be an IT Hub

Challenge Detroit Seeks Bold Entrepreneurs To Help Turn Around City

Re-think everything: Stimulating IdeaLab recapped

Gilbert remains bullish on the D|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Phil Cooley Hopes To See The Packard Plant Transformed


Detroit Works project opening walk-in office in Eastern Market to interact with public|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit's Brand Is More Than The Sum Of Its Advertising

Free Press interview: Bing still aims to improve Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detropia: Made for Festivals But Not for Detroit,b=facebook

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke seeks federal help to keep Detroit Science Center out of foreclosure|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Sue Mosey: Slow and steady approach revitalizes Midtown

Time for Detroiters to Give Back

Could We 'Fix' Detroit With $800 Billion? Let's Try!

Putting Detroit in context

Photo-Op: The Ghost City

In a City Fighting Blight, ‘Ghost Signs’ as Portals to a Bygone Era

"After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit

A creative use of space

Business / Auto

New U.S. Car Plants Signal Renewal for Manufacturing

Jobs, Jobs and Cars

Ann Arbor SPARK Launches CEO Podcast Series

Revenue generator

CEO group wants to drive private sector investment

Cities / Sustainability

How Our Brains Navigate the City

Why Austin, Texas Wants to Be An Autos City (Yes, Austin)

Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation, and the Future of Sustainable Cities

Urban gardens: The future of food?

If Artists Are Saving Us, We're F@#ked

New Urbanists Release Principles for Sustainable Street Networks

From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

No Closure for Denver’s Beltway Loop

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

Transportation / Transit

Thinking big (Denver Aerotropolis)

Bills creating regional transit authority introduced in Michigan Legislature

Michigan Regional Transit Bills Unveiled

Snyder tells business community: If you want a new Detroit River bridge, ‘speak up'

Editorial: At long last, Michigan lawmakers confront crumbling roads|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

M1 Rail organizers call 90-day deadline for plan informal

Leading with vision: A conversation with transit innovator Enrique Penalosa

Embattled transit center wins OK in Troy|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What Moves America? Some Transportation Trends in the US

Bob Ficano

Brian Dickerson: Either way you look at it, Ficano loses|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

LeDuff Digs into $14M Wayne County Jail Land Deal$14m-wayne-county-jail-land-deal

Ex-Ficano staffers report pressure to work in campaigns

State Rep. Olumba wants state hearings to remove Ficano

Sources: Severance agreement with ex-Ficano aide not given to FBI|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Editorial: Ficano owes public an explanation, too|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ficano considers honoring severances|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ficano taking heat for $77,000 severance to worker still on job

Wayne County Executive is another cancer to the Wayne County electorate

Bob Ficano uses Facebook to challenge Charlie LeDuff, WXYZ stories, makes things worse

Sunday, January 15, 2012

News from Detroit 1-15-12


How an Innovative Region Can Help Grow Your Business

Michigan City Turns Down Millions of Dollars, Saying Federal Money Is Not Free

Flashpoint: Consolidation and auto show tour

How to Become a Social Intrapreneur

10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Urbanizing the Suburban Street


Michigan business tax incentives get D+ in report (Rick Haglund column)

It's Not All About The Big 3: To Kick-Start Michigan's Economy, Rick DeVos Invests In Art & Startups

Editorial: Michigan finally moves to get business right

Editorial: How Rick Snyder can maintain his momentum in 2012

Can an old auto plant come back to life? West Michigan community aims to try

Snyder promises tweak to tax incentives|autoshowbreaking|text|FRONTPAGE

Gov. Rick Snyder's first year in office marked with victory, few defeats|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rochelle Riley: Gov. Rick Snyder can expect some company at home on King Day Monday|newswell|text|Opinion|p

Michigan needs productive ‘midlife crisis’

4 replacement members join Michigan Strategic Fund

Michigan Starts Seed Fund for Collaborative IT Projects

Ron Dzwonkowski: Michigan showing more gray, no future in that

State is 'dithering' away opportunities in green industry (Viewpoint)


A Detroit Suburb’s Rejection of Transit Funds Outrages Local Businesspeople

Mark Hackel praises Macomb County, regional cooperation|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Mark Hackel announces Macomb County ethics board picks|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

HURON TWP: Township to play lesser role in Pinnacle foreclosure

Macomb County touts budget surplus for 2012

Business group cites progress on goals to boost Detroit regional economy

Editorial: Oakland County, too, must relinquish light-rail dreams|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit an unlikely bright spot in national housing market

Hyundai will add 50 jobs after $15 million expansion to Washtenaw County technical center

TRENTON: Road completed in Pinnacle Aeropark development

Sustaining Ann Arbor’s Environmental Quality

Detroit Residents' Stress Still Higher than Healthy

Op/Ed: We Need More From Mass Transit


Despite progress, vacant buildings dot downtown


Guest commentary: Detroit needs a long-term economic growth plan

In a Detroit fire sale, assets might not prove worth much

Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Dan Gilbert's Detroit Real Estate Deals Mark Ambitious Development Plan

Detroit Works debuts city-engagement project with energy, enthusiasm

Patent Office plans to open Detroit branch by July

Stories of Innovation and Hope in the Motor City

At Detroit Food Bank, Founders Are Gone, but a Mission Endures

Looking Up, Detroit Faces a New Crisis

Detroit City Charter's New Green Initiatives Raise Questions About Funding, Implementation


Ann Arbor and Michigan could learn a lesson from Europe on high-speed trains

Can light rail and bus rapid transit coexist on Woodward? The devil will be in the details

Detroit Light Rail Scaled Back To Streetcar

In Madrid’s Heart, Park Blooms Where a Freeway Once Blighted

Detroit to Reconsider Light-Rail Line

Aerotropolis searches for dollars, stability

2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

Mapping Detroit's future: Critical mass transit imagined

2012 CES: Benz’s Dr. Z Says Future is ‘Auto-Mobility,’ Not Automated Driving

Southeast Michigan Regional Transportation Authority, Light Rail Efforts Making Progress

Commentary: Transportation key to young staying in state

Why trains are important (even for car guys)

Innovate or Be Overtaken, Energy Secretary Tells Automakers

Three Cities, Three Tales of Tenuous Transit Plans

Plans for high-speed rail are slowing down

Freakonomics Quorum: Can Amtrak Ever Be Profitable?


From Vacant to Vibrant

Detroit in High Gear

Little Engines of Creativity, Spinning Freely in the Motor City

Ohio, Missouri govs court auto industry for investment

Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative

The New Start-up Scene: From Silicon Strip to Silicon Mitten

Detroit Regional Chamber launches initiative to attract automotive business to Michigan

Revitalized Detroit Makes Bold Bets on New Models

Editorial: The star of the auto show -- fuel economy

Obama touts 'Outsource to Detroit'

Biz, communities see electric-car charging stations as positive move

The Future of Car Tech: Efficiency, Automation, and Sharing

Coming to Terms With Today’s Supply Chain Challenges


Green City Diaries: The journey begins now

Questioning the Rust-Belt-Cities-as-Laboratories Concept

The Case for Congestion

The Best, and Worst, News For U.S. Cities In 2011

Cities look to philanthropy as economic development tool

'Cool cities' still a valid idea (Rick Haglund column)

Warning of Urban 1959

Great Ideas for Senior-Friendly Communities

6 Signs that Mark the Path to Sustainable Road Design


Longtime Detroit Port Authority board member Art Blackwell leaving

Group: 40 Wayne County retirees make $100K or more in pensions$100K-or-more-in-pensions

Former personnel director testifies Elder approved Mullin's severance

Wayne Co. rotten with cronyism

Ficano's former top deputy alleges severance cover-up

Elder promised $300,000 severance, sues Wayne County; says Ficano was not truthful

Mullin demands retraction, new lawsuit could be in the works