Sunday, January 29, 2012

News and Policy from Detroit 1/29/12

Featured

Summer in the City 2011
http://vimeo.com/35346734

Bridges and Roads to a Better Michigan
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/01/bridges-and-roads-better-michigan/985/

The big dis
http://metrotimes.com/news/the-big-dis-1.1262067

What the Federal Government Can Learn From Metros
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/01/what-metros-can-teach-federal-government/1004/

Can better urban planning make us healthier?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics/2012/0126/Can-better-urban-planning-make-us-healthier

Why Conservatives should SUPPORT Smart Growth
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/why_conservatives_should_suppo.html

Country in Crisis: Looking to America's Mayors to Rise to the Challenge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/country-in-crisis-looking_b_1210166.html

Challenge Detroit Seeks Bold Entrepreneurs To Help Turn Around City
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/23/challenge-detroit-seeks-bold-entrepreneurs-to-help-turn-around-city/

Program to pay 30 to work, live in Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120126/BIZ/201260351/1409/metro/Program-pay-30-work-live-Detroit


Michigan Policy, Politics, & Economic Development

Snyder: Better transportation, Web access key to finding jobs
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120116/POLITICS02/201160398/Snyder-Better-transportation-Web-access-key-finding-jobs?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Less interest in Michigan with film-incentive limits, report shows
http://www.freep.com/article/20120117/ENT01/201170419/Less-interest-in-Michigan-with-film-incentive-limits-report-shows?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

State pension funds may take the fall for faltering film studio
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120119/OPINION03/201190417/State-pension-funds-may-take-fall-faltering-film-studio?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Business leaders see positive future in 10-year growth plan for Michigan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120124/BIZ/201240398/Business-leaders-see-positive-future-10-year-growth-plan-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

CLOSUP poll: Incentives working, but local officials in Michigan lukewarm about state funding reforms
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=707

Editorial: Snyder's focus on management welcome
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120122/OPINION01/201220311/Editorial-Snyder-s-focus-management-welcome?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ask what you can do for Michigan
http://www.clickondetroit.com/money/4yourmoney/Ask-what-you-can-do-for-Michigan/-/1719092/8496498/-/rjvmh4z/-/

Grant to help NextEnergy lead drive toward new tech
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120122/SUB01/301229987/grant-to-help-nextenergy-lead-drive-toward-new-tech

Why do you love Michigan? A grassroots social media event celebrates state's 175th anniversary
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2012/01/mich_175.html

Michigan officials focus on expanding state exports
http://www.freep.com/article/20120128/NEWS06/120128005/Michigan-officials-exports?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Obama looks to Mich. to revive clean energy debate
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hjvNEvl0PexN-XCjaR81k4vIJnKQ?docId=44a2cb3a707445d88917825db335d7ae


Regional News

Editorial: In Troy, backward thinking on transit
http://www.freep.com/article/20111221/OPINION01/112210320/Editorial-Troy-backward-thinking-transit

Controversial Mayor Janice Daniels thrusts Troy into national spotlight
http://www.freep.com/article/20120117/NEWS03/201170423/Controversial-Mayor-Janice-Daniels-thrusts-Troy-into-national-spotlight?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

County execs offer support to Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120118/METRO01/201180358/County-execs-offer-support-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Farmington officials say they want better regional transit, opt out of SMART
http://www.freep.com/article/20120119/NEWS03/201190562/Farmington-officials-say-they-want-better-regional-transit-opt-out-of-SMART?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

$2.7 million to go to communities
http://www.freep.com/article/20120122/NEWS04/201220482/-36-2-7-million-to-go-to-communities?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

How does Washtenaw County fit in the plans for a regional transportation authority?
http://www.annarbor.com/news/how-does-washtenaw-county-fit-in-plans-for-a-southeast-michigan-regional-transportation-authority/

State of Macomb County: Economy rebounds as median income drops
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120122/SUB01/301229972/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
http://www.freep.com/article/20120118/NEWS05/201180392/Detroit-s-funds-Wayne-Co-s-federal-probe-are-main-topics-at-Big-Four-discussion

Five Woodward Ave. communities partner on sustainability planning
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0119woodavesustain0239.aspx

Investments in Oakland County's Medical Main Street far surpass total of program's first 3 years
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120124/FREE/120129968

Oakland County to help communities with business attraction
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120115/SUB01/301159976/oakland-county-to-help-communities-with-business-attraction


Detroit Business

Detroit Medical Center begins construction of $78M heart hospital
http://www.freep.com/article/20120117/NEWS01/120117023/DMC-construction-heart-hospital?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Downtown Detroit Revitalized by Businesses Relocating
http://www.nbr.com/transcripts/downtown-detroit-revitalized-by-businesses-relocating-20120117

Sourcing Motown? Detroit Aims to Be an IT Hub
http://nearshoreamericas.com/sourcing-detroit-motor-city-hub/

Challenge Detroit Seeks Bold Entrepreneurs To Help Turn Around City
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/23/challenge-detroit-seeks-bold-entrepreneurs-to-help-turn-around-city/

Re-think everything: Stimulating IdeaLab recapped
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/idealareview112.aspx

Gilbert remains bullish on the D
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120127/OPINION03/201270342/Gilbert-remains-bullish-D?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Phil Cooley Hopes To See The Packard Plant Transformed
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/phil-cooley-hopes-to-see-the-packard-plant-transformed.php


Detroit

Detroit Works project opening walk-in office in Eastern Market to interact with public
http://www.freep.com/article/20120117/BUSINESS06/120116027/Detroit-Works-Eastern-Market-office?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit's Brand Is More Than The Sum Of Its Advertising
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikproulx/2012/01/18/what-is-detroits-brand/

Free Press interview: Bing still aims to improve Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20120129/NEWS01/201290409/Free-Press-interview-Bing-still-aims-improve-Detroit-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detropia: Made for Festivals But Not for Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erik-proulx/detropia-made-for-festiva_b_1233888.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=449555,b=facebook

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/01/view-detroit-hidden-under-dangling-feet/1049/#.TyMZfM24Mjo.facebook

U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke seeks federal help to keep Detroit Science Center out of foreclosure
http://www.freep.com/article/20120122/ENT05/201220545/U-S-Rep-Hansen-Clarke-seeks-federal-help-to-keep-Detroit-Science-Center-out-of-foreclosure?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Sue Mosey: Slow and steady approach revitalizes Midtown
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120115/FREE/301159959/sue-mosey-slow-and-steady-approach-revitalizes-midtown

Time for Detroiters to Give Back
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-moss/time-for-detroiters-to-gi_b_1213994.html

Could We 'Fix' Detroit With $800 Billion? Let's Try!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ned-staebler/detroit-urban-development_b_1219012.html

Putting Detroit in context
http://metrotimes.com/news/putting-detroit-in-context-1.1262007

Photo-Op: The Ghost City
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204542404577158820224666772.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

In a City Fighting Blight, ‘Ghost Signs’ as Portals to a Bygone Era
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/us/in-highland-park-mich-ghost-signs-of-a-brighter-era.html?_r=2

"After the Factory" looks at life in post-industrial Detroit
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/after-factory-looks-life-post-industrial-detroit

A creative use of space
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120122/FREE/301229950


Business / Auto

New U.S. Car Plants Signal Renewal for Manufacturing
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204624204577183232490039626.html

Jobs, Jobs and Cars
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/opinion/krugman-jobs-jobs-and-cars.html

Ann Arbor SPARK Launches CEO Podcast Series
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ann-arbor-spark-launches-ceo-podcast-series-2012-01-18

Revenue generator
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120122/SUB01/301229980/revenue-generator

CEO group wants to drive private sector investment
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120129/SUB01/301299957/ceo-group-wants-to-drive-private-sector-investment


Cities / Sustainability

How Our Brains Navigate the City
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/01/how-do-we-find-our-way-around-city/967/

Why Austin, Texas Wants to Be An Autos City (Yes, Austin)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2012/01/25/why-austin-texas-wants-to-be-an-autos-city-yes-austin/?ana=e_aus_rdup

Crowdsourcing, Open Innovation, and the Future of Sustainable Cities
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/23/crowdsourcing-open-innovation-and-future-cities

Urban gardens: The future of food?
http://www.salon.com/2012/01/21/urban_gardens_the_future_of_food/singleton/

If Artists Are Saving Us, We're F@#ked
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/colin-darke/if-artists-are-saving-us-_b_1231639.html

New Urbanists Release Principles for Sustainable Street Networks
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/01/25/new-urbanists-release-principles-for-sustainable-street-networks/

From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy
http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/detroit-doha-green-economy-wnep-world-environment-day/comment-page-1/

No Closure for Denver’s Beltway Loop
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/us/city-of-golden-holds-firm-against-denver-beltway.html

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/01/what-smart-growth-advocates-get-wrong-about-density/981/


Transportation / Transit

Thinking big (Denver Aerotropolis)
http://www.globalairportcities.com/news/features/thinking-big

Bills creating regional transit authority introduced in Michigan Legislature
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120127/FREE/120129922

Michigan Regional Transit Bills Unveiled
http://annarborchronicle.com/2012/01/26/michigan-regional-transit-bills-unveiled/

Snyder tells business community: If you want a new Detroit River bridge, ‘speak up'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120120/FREE/120129999

Editorial: At long last, Michigan lawmakers confront crumbling roads
http://www.freep.com/article/20120126/OPINION01/201260429/Editorial-At-long-last-Michigan-lawmakers-confront-crumbling-roads?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

M1 Rail organizers call 90-day deadline for plan informal
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120122/SUB01/301229954/m1-rail-organizers-call-90-day-deadline-for-plan-informal

Leading with vision: A conversation with transit innovator Enrique Penalosa
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/penalosa112.aspx

Embattled transit center wins OK in Troy
http://www.freep.com/article/20120118/NEWS03/201180446/Embattled-transit-center-wins-OK-in-Troy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What Moves America? Some Transportation Trends in the US
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/What-Moves-America-Transportation-Trends-in-the-United-States-137859433.html


Bob Ficano

Brian Dickerson: Either way you look at it, Ficano loses
http://www.freep.com/article/20120115/COL04/201150455/Brian-Dickerson-Either-way-you-look-at-it-Ficano-loses?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

LeDuff Digs into $14M Wayne County Jail Land Deal
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/leduff-digs-into-$14m-wayne-county-jail-land-deal

Ex-Ficano staffers report pressure to work in campaigns
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120120/METRO01/201200367/

State Rep. Olumba wants state hearings to remove Ficano
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120124/METRO/201240436/1409/METRO/State-Rep-Olumba-wants-state-hearings-remove-Ficano

Sources: Severance agreement with ex-Ficano aide not given to FBI
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120117/METRO01/201170371/Sources-Severance-agreement-ex-Ficano-aide-not-given-FBI?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Editorial: Ficano owes public an explanation, too
http://www.freep.com/article/20120123/OPINION01/201230312/Editorial-Ficano-owes-public-an-explanation-too?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ficano considers honoring severances
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120128/METRO01/201280348/Ficano-considers-honoring-severances?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ficano taking heat for $77,000 severance to worker still on job
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120121/METRO01/201210345/1409/metro/Ficano-taking-heat-77-000-severance-worker-still-job

Wayne County Executive is another cancer to the Wayne County electorate
http://blogs.detroitnews.com/politics/2012/01/22/wayne-county-executive-is-another-cancer-to-the-wayne-county-electorate/

Bob Ficano uses Facebook to challenge Charlie LeDuff, WXYZ stories, makes things worse
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/01/bob_ficano_uses_facebook_to_ch.html

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