Sunday, February 26, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/26/12


Michigan's Urban and Metropolitan Strategy

Real world would boot Ficano

World’s worst elected official makes the case for sprawl

Seeking New Members: The Rise of the Creative Class


Rochelle Riley: State, local chambers of commerce launch to unite black businesses|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Why Michigan can't fill its 76,000 job openings

Building Another International Bridge... to Israel's Entrepreneurs

Companies Move Manufacturing Jobs Back to America

Michigan's Incredible shrinking workforce

Detroit Is Feeling Less Pain at the Pump

U-M to lead Michigan university technology commercialization initiative


Watch A Fascinating Short Film On How Cities Will Drive Global Change

Rust Belt Cities and the New Urban Agrarianism

The Real Reason Cities Can Be So Much Greener Than Other Places

In Defense of Loitering

Rust and the rest: Reinventing cities

Defying the rules of sprawl

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb


The Big Deficit Lie: Every GOP Debt Plan Leaves Us With More Debt

Mitt, Michigan and a Couple of Cadillacs

Rebirth of Detroit should be celebrated

Halftime in Detroit
Taxpayers will be paying for the auto bailouts for decades to come.


GM chief gives $1M to help Habitat for Humanity project on Detroit's east side|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Mike Babcock urges state backing for new Wings arena|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit in Transition: The Restructuring of Governance Through Privatization and Corporatization

Detroit coming back?

Great American city: Detroit

Riverwalk rolling for a new Detroit

Call to Action


Hackel marks 1st year as Macomb County exec

Hackel to sue after Macomb County Board of Commissioners overturns veto, restoring contracting rules


Double-down on strengths, urban report advises Michigan

Urban chief outlines new normal for cities

Demand for manufacturing may set stage for 'Michigan moment'

Editorial: Snyder balances environmental rules, economic growth

Michigan regulators: renewables cost less than coal


Southwest Airlines to start Detroit-Las Vegas roundtrip flight|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Final approval for aerotropolis designation along Interstate 69 corridor delayed

Developers envision an "airport city" around DIA

Bus rapid transit system could boost metro Detroit, experts say|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Can the planned regional bus rapid transit system provide the economic impact of light rail?

Southeast Michigan residents already making commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Detroit possible

Editorial: Forward on transit with authority|newswell|text|Opinion|s

Editorial: Projects an RTA can help accomplish and coordinate|newswell|text|Opinion|s


Perry’s Working Retirement Sheds Light on a Perk

Strategic Staffing Solutions CEO Cindy Pasky sues Charlie LeDuff for defamation

Wayne County appointees bank big pensions in addition to paychecks

FBI investigating contracts to Mullin backer at airport|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

As FBI probe nets 2 charges, feds continue to build their case in Wayne County

Wayne County contracts: E-mail obtained by Free Press show ex-official wired $400,000 just ahead of subpoenas|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Effort to recall Ficano takes a hit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Berman: Ficano has been asleep at the switch|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ficano aide allegedly bought voter list with money for poor

Decision to dump $5-to-$1 retirement perk in Robert Ficano's hands

Trust Must Be Regained to Move Wayne County Forward

Sunday, February 19, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/19/12


Spending Won’t Fix What Ails U.S. Infrastructure: Edward Glaeser

What America Can Learn From Detroit

L. Brooks Patterson Sports the Executive Mullet

Destined to fail: Rust Belt cities without rail


Detroit crisis may force sale of crucial assets|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Rise and Shine, Detroit

Detroit City Council approves new map for districts|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rochelle Riley: City finding a way to make Detroit Works actually work|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

More sexiness in the city: You know you want it

The Air Bag: Revitalising the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Picks Broken Theory To Fight Crime


Official: U.S. Patent Office 'huge opportunity for Detroit'

No Jobs in Detroit? Bizdom U Startup Begs to Differ

How I learned about Detroit, and how Detroit could learn from Buffalo Wild Wings story


Why proximity matters for innovation

General Motors leads revival of Motor City – but not everyone is happy

Bailout Bounce Over: Why Detroit's Task Now Gets Tougher

Auburn Hills-based ECD files for bankruptcy|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center has workshops to help business-minded people

Ford’s Mr. Inside, in Sight of the Crown


Michigan to Romney: Go away

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

Manufacturing Decline

Nostalgia for factory jobs that will never come back

Remaking Federalism to Remake the American Economy


Adulthood, Delayed: What Has the Recession Done to Millennials?

The life and death of Hudson's department store

Great Neighborhood Bars In Metro Detroit{Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Eat%2c+Drink%2c+And+Be+Innovative

Ruin lust: our love affair with decaying buildings

Faith Groups Are A Detroit Lifeline


Michigan Budget Announcement from MEDC | Pure Michigan Economic Growth

Snyder: Michigan business climate moving up nationally|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Aerotropolis designation could mean more than 36,000 jobs for Interstate 69 corridor


Michigan Defense Center opens in Sterling Heights

County Policy Issues: Salaries, Animals (Washtenaw)

Troy Mayor Janice Daniels could face recall vote|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Windsor keeps eye on Detroit asset sale

Private-public pact gets Troy on track

EDITORIAL: Japanese businesses invest in Novi

$1M national Pure Michigan campaign to showcase business and tourism in Washtenaw County


Editorial: Without FedEx ... (Memphis Aerotropolis)

AATA board approves Detroit airport shuttle and voices support for regional transit authority

Editorial: Keep local politics out of transit plan

Land Use, Transit Factor Into Sustainability

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing wants to end early-morning bus service in city|head

Speeding to Kalamazoo aboard Amtrak’s high-speed train

Riding Michigan’s roads to ruin


'Pittsburgh Today' study: Region rates well in job creation, economy

Nobody goes there, it's too crowded

Why not build?

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

New Book Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools For Creating Vibrant, Healthy, And Resilient Communities


Ficano's appointees suing over severance payouts they did not receive from Wayne County

Ficano says he won't step down despite calls to do so|head

Ficano says he won't step down over investigations

Ficano denies knowledge of alleged extortion, theft, obstruction by former top aide|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

Top Ficano aide charged in corruption probe|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Will Michigan be Mitt Romney's Waterloo?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/12/12


Rise and Shine, Detroit

"Lemonade: Detroit" 17-minute short

Why Companies Fail

A Root Cause of the Mortgage Crisis: The Smoking Gun

Watch SNL Parody Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Spot

KEITH CRAIN: It is time to fire some of our politicians


Editorial: Michigan cities need fresh financing ideas, not revenue cuts|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

3 Michigan cities rank in top 10 nationwide in manufacturing job growth, other sectors

Michigan is breeding poverty|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Regions want ‘aerotropolis’ entity to turn transportation centers into development engines

Michigan economic development budget increased under Gov. Snyder's proposal

Snyder budget: More for education, public safety, cities|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities

Pure Michigan Venture Match Fund promises up to $3M VC match

Business Leaders for Michigan has ambitious plan to create 500,000 jobs, but how to fund it? (Rick Haglund column)

Michigan's business climate has taken a turn for the better

Entrepreneurs cite 4 emerging opportunities to accelerate Michigan's economic recovery

Surplus Surprises Michigan, but Is It Safe to Spend Again?


Can American manufacturing really be cornerstone of economic revival?

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

Study trumpets $5 billion-a-year potential for renewable-energy industry in Michigan


Outrage grows on towing in Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

DailyCandy Goes to Detroit

'Live Midtown' initiative kicks off for second year

Meeting Detroit’s brain gain challenge

Eastern Market: A Food Hub for Metro Detroit and Beyond{Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Connecting+The+Dots

Detroit Is America's Heartbeat

Detroit trying 'Broken Windows' community policing

A refreshed Detroit Works Project explores the city's long-range solutions one Detroiter at a time

Building A Better City Council by District Map

A conversation with Detroit Works Project consultant Toni Griffin

"I Am Detroit, and So Can You," Says New Film

A Detroit community plans for survival

Global Detroit: Welcoming immigrants equals economic impact

Live Midtown: Subsidies drive residential demand, new development in Detroit neighborhood


The Auburn Hills Story

State of Oakland County: Patterson points to $4.4 billion in investments, 66,000-plus jobs in past decade

Oakland County Executive Patterson touts budget surplus, jobs in speech|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Putting Cobo center stage

Commentary: New patent office signals region's role in innovation

Pursuing Pontiac’s potential

Bing: Metro Detroit needs parks

Hackel, Macomb board in power struggle|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Hackel Honors Communities for Shared Services

ANN ARBOR: City talks sustainable uses of land, sees large turnout

Report: Cobo Center more than doubled revenue, cut subsidies in latest fiscal year


Dan Gilbert buys Federal Reserve building in Detroit

New restaurant bets on Corktown|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Can Detroit be a global leader for 'Homeshoring' jobs?

Brewery/Loft Potential at The Al Deeby Dodge Building

New Detroit tech hub advances exec’s downtown vision

Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Detroit near Campus Martius, Greektown


Youth Neighborhood News visits the Auto Show

The Myth of the Disconnected Life

Imported to Detroit: Overcoming culture shock with a little help from new friends

Pointer helps revitalize Detroit, one neighborhood at a time


Non-starter: Republican transportation bill is dead on arrival 17

Metro Airport reports cargo traffic increase|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder not yet on board with M1

Op/Ed: Regional Transportation is Worth the Investment

$2 million U.S. grant expands to explore transit options for all of Woodward Ave.

Regional mass transit effort expands to include all of Woodward Ave.

To fix roads, gas tax, fees must go up|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Port Authority seeks OK to invest in inland projects, change ballast law


Forget gas prices - It's the cost that counts

Super Bowl ads offer two views of national anxieties

Taking Credit for Michigan's Rise


On a sustainable street, there are no jaywalkers

Call to Arms

Building green cities using public/private partnerships

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

When the best way to save a neighborhood is to tear it down

Looking for awesome transit? Follow the money


Public payroll fuels Ficano political machine

Spending by ex-Ficano aide raises eyebrows

Letters: Time to clean house in Wayne County

Ficano faces state probe of Medicaid spending by county|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

LeDuff Asks Ficano about Chauffeurs

Ficano to issue ethics reforms

In Robert Ficano's words: Mistakes don't define me

Editorial: Patience is wearing out for Ficano to speak up

File: Ex-Ficano aide's resignation 'voluntary'

Ruling: Wayne Co. Airport Authority violated open meetings law|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s