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

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