Sunday, February 26, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/26/12

FEATURED

Michigan's Urban and Metropolitan Strategy
http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2012/0223_michigan_economy.aspx

Real world would boot Ficano
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120223/OPINION03/202230344

World’s worst elected official makes the case for sprawl
http://grist.org/list/worlds-worst-elected-official-makes-the-case-for-sprawl/

Seeking New Members: The Rise of the Creative Class
http://www.dbusiness.com/Blogs/Annual-2012/Seeking-New-Members-The-Rise-of-the-Creative-Class/


BUSINESS / AUTO

Rochelle Riley: State, local chambers of commerce launch to unite black businesses
http://www.freep.com/article/20120221/COL10/202210369/Rochelle-Riley-State-local-chambers-of-commerce-launch-to-unite-black-businesses?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Why Michigan can't fill its 76,000 job openings
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/why-michigan-cant-fill-its-76000-job-openings/

Building Another International Bridge... to Israel's Entrepreneurs
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/MIBB0244.aspx

Companies Move Manufacturing Jobs Back to America
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/02/companies-move-manufacturing-jobs-back-to-america/

Michigan's Incredible shrinking workforce
http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/24/news/economy/jobs_michigan/

Detroit Is Feeling Less Pain at the Pump
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204778604577243471504542512.html

U-M to lead Michigan university technology commercialization initiative
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/university-of-michigan-to-lead-michigan-university-technology-commercialization-initiative/


CITIES / URBAN ISSUES

Watch A Fascinating Short Film On How Cities Will Drive Global Change
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679349/watch-a-fascinating-short-film-on-how-cities-will-drive-global-change

Rust Belt Cities and the New Urban Agrarianism
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aaron-bartley/rust-belt-cities-and-the-_b_1275167.html

The Real Reason Cities Can Be So Much Greener Than Other Places
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/02/real-reason-cities-can-be-so-much-greener-other-places/1293/

In Defense of Loitering
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/02/defense-loitering/1313/

Rust and the rest: Reinventing cities
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/02/defense-loitering/1313/

Defying the rules of sprawl
http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20031695

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/02/france-suburb-americans-can-learn/1297/


NATIONAL POLICY / POLITICS

The Big Deficit Lie: Every GOP Debt Plan Leaves Us With More Debt
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/02/the-big-deficit-lie-every-gop-debt-plan-creates-more-debt/253501/

Mitt, Michigan and a Couple of Cadillacs
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/25/opinion/blow-mitt-romney-michigan-and-a-couple-of-cadillacs.html?_r=1&src=tp&smid=fb-share

Rebirth of Detroit should be celebrated
http://onmilwaukee.com/market/articles/detroitpolitics.html?29374

Halftime in Detroit
Taxpayers will be paying for the auto bailouts for decades to come.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204909104577235241393891490.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


DETROIT

GM chief gives $1M to help Habitat for Humanity project on Detroit's east side
http://www.freep.com/article/20120221/COL06/302210004/GM-chief-Habitat-for-Humanity-project?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Mike Babcock urges state backing for new Wings arena
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120222/BIZ/202220321/Mike-Babcock-urges-state-backing-new-Wings-arena?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit in Transition: The Restructuring of Governance Through Privatization and Corporatization
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-zervos/detroit-privitization_b_1291869.html

Detroit coming back?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/achenblog/post/detroit-coming-back/2012/02/23/gIQAvrLGVR_blog.html

Great American city: Detroit
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/great-american-city-detroit-article-1.1028629?localLinksEnabled=false

Riverwalk rolling for a new Detroit
http://bridgemi.com/2012/02/riverwalk-rolling-for-a-new-detroit/

Call to Action
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-fahle/call-to-action_b_1288725.html


REGIONAL NEWS

Hackel marks 1st year as Macomb County exec
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120221/METRO03/202210366/1409/metro/Hackel-marks-1st-year-Macomb-County-exec

Hackel to sue after Macomb County Board of Commissioners overturns veto, restoring contracting rules
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120224/FREE/120229939


MICHIGAN POLICY, POLITICS, & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Double-down on strengths, urban report advises Michigan
http://bridgemi.com/2012/02/double-down-on-strengths-urban-report-advises-michigan/

Urban chief outlines new normal for cities
http://bridgemi.com/2012/02/urban-chief-outlines-new-normal-for-cities/#.T0ptjSPYepI

Demand for manufacturing may set stage for 'Michigan moment'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120224/OPINION03/202240339/1322/AUTO01/Demand-for-manufacturing-may-set-stage-for-%C3%ABMichigan-moment%C3%AD

Editorial: Snyder balances environmental rules, economic growth
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120224/OPINION01/202240328/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Snyder-balances-environmental-rules-economic-growth

Michigan regulators: renewables cost less than coal
http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/12/02/michigan-regulators-renewables-cost-less-coal


TRANSPORTATION / TRANSIT

Southwest Airlines to start Detroit-Las Vegas roundtrip flight
http://www.freep.com/article/20120221/FEATURES07/202210320/Southwest-Airlines-to-start-Detroit-Las-Vegas-roundtrip-flight?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Final approval for aerotropolis designation along Interstate 69 corridor delayed
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/02/final_approval_for_aerotropoli.html

Developers envision an "airport city" around DIA
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_20046541

Bus rapid transit system could boost metro Detroit, experts say
http://www.freep.com/article/20120224/NEWS05/120224042/Bus-rapid-transit-system-metro-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Can the planned regional bus rapid transit system provide the economic impact of light rail?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/will_the_planned_regional_bus.html

Southeast Michigan residents already making commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Detroit possible
http://www.annarbor.com/news/making-commuter-rail-from-ann-arbor-to-detroit-possible/

Editorial: Forward on transit with authority
http://www.freep.com/article/20120226/OPINION01/202260445/Editorial-Forward-on-transit-with-authority?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinion|s

Editorial: Projects an RTA can help accomplish and coordinate
http://www.freep.com/article/20120226/OPINION01/202260458/Editorial-Projects-an-RTA-can-help-accomplish-and-coordinate?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinion|s


BOB FICANO / WAYNE COUNTY

Perry’s Working Retirement Sheds Light on a Perk
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/us/politics/perrys-on-the-job-retirement-lifts-pension-perk-from-shadows.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all%3Fsrc%3Dtp&smid=fb-share

Strategic Staffing Solutions CEO Cindy Pasky sues Charlie LeDuff for defamation
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/strategic_staffing_solutions_c.html

Wayne County appointees bank big pensions in addition to paychecks
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/wayne-county-appointees-bank-big-pensions-in-addition-to-paychecks

FBI investigating contracts to Mullin backer at airport
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120224/METRO01/202240435/FBI-investigating-contracts-Mullin-backer-airport?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

As FBI probe nets 2 charges, feds continue to build their case in Wayne County
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/as-fbi-probe-nets-2-charges-feds-continue-to-build-their-case

Wayne County contracts: E-mail obtained by Free Press show ex-official wired $400,000 just ahead of subpoenas
http://www.freep.com/article/20120226/NEWS02/202260542/Wayne-County-contracts-E-mail-obtained-by-Free-Press-show-ex-official-wired-36-400-000-just-ahead-of-subpoenas?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Effort to recall Ficano takes a hit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120221/METRO01/202210368/Effort-recall-Ficano-takes-hit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

RECALL ROBERT FICANO
http://recallficano.org/

Berman: Ficano has been asleep at the switch
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120221/OPINION03/202210365/Berman-Ficano-has-been-asleep-switch?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Ficano aide allegedly bought voter list with money for poor
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120224/METRO01/202240361/

Decision to dump $5-to-$1 retirement perk in Robert Ficano's hands
http://www.freep.com/article/20120225/NEWS02/202250402/Decision-to-dump-36-5-to-36-1-retirement-perk-in-Robert-Ficano-s-hands

Trust Must Be Regained to Move Wayne County Forward
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-mcnamara/robert-ficano-wayne-county_b_1293734.html

Sunday, February 19, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/19/12

FEATURED

Spending Won’t Fix What Ails U.S. Infrastructure: Edward Glaeser
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-14/spending-won-t-fix-what-ails-u-s-transport-commentary-by-edward-glaeser.html

What America Can Learn From Detroit
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/02/what-america-can-learn-from-detroit/253252/

L. Brooks Patterson Sports the Executive Mullet
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/prominent-metro-detroit-politician-willing-to-sport-a-mullet-20120215-ms

Destined to fail: Rust Belt cities without rail
http://rustwire.com/2012/02/14/destined-to-fail-rust-belt-cities-without-rail/


DETROIT

Detroit crisis may force sale of crucial assets
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120213/METRO01/202130329/Detroit-crisis-may-force-sale-crucial-assets?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Rise and Shine, Detroit
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/detroit-traveler/

Detroit City Council approves new map for districts
http://www.freep.com/article/20120216/NEWS01/120216052/Detroit-City-Council-approves-redistricting-map?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rochelle Riley: City finding a way to make Detroit Works actually work
http://www.freep.com/article/20120219/COL10/202190501/Rochelle-Riley-City-finding-a-way-to-make-Detroit-Works-actually-work?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

More sexiness in the city: You know you want it
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/valentineday212.aspx

The Air Bag: Revitalising the Motor City of Detroit, Michigan
http://www.thenational.ae/thenationalconversation/lifestyle-comment/the-air-bag-revitalising-the-motor-city-of-detroit-michigan

Detroit Picks Broken Theory To Fight Crime
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markbergen/2012/02/13/detroit-picks-broken-theory-to-fight-crime/


DETROIT BUSINESS

Official: U.S. Patent Office 'huge opportunity for Detroit'
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/official_us_patent_office_huge.html

No Jobs in Detroit? Bizdom U Startup Begs to Differ
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/02/14/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
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120213/STAFFBLOG06/120219954


BUSINESS / AUTO

Why proximity matters for innovation
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/why-proximity-matters-for-innovation/7403

General Motors leads revival of Motor City – but not everyone is happy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/feb/16/general-motors-motor-city-revivial?newsfeed=true

Bailout Bounce Over: Why Detroit's Task Now Gets Tougher
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michelinemaynard/2012/02/15/bailout-bounce-over-why-detroits-task-now-gets-tougher/

Auburn Hills-based ECD files for bankruptcy
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120215/BIZ/202150320/Auburn-Hills-based-ECD-files-bankruptcy?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center has workshops to help business-minded people
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/02/the_michigan_small_business_te.html

Ford’s Mr. Inside, in Sight of the Crown
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/business/mark-fields-is-fords-mr-inside-and-its-heir-apparent.html


NATIONAL POLICY / POLITICS

Michigan to Romney: Go away
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/14/opinion/granderson-romney-michigan/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?_r=3&pagewanted=6

Manufacturing Decline
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204792404577227152976758994.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Nostalgia for factory jobs that will never come back
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/17/opinion/bergstrand-factory-nostalgia/index.html

Remaking Federalism to Remake the American Economy
http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2012/0216_federalism_katz.aspx


CULTURE

Adulthood, Delayed: What Has the Recession Done to Millennials?
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/02/adulthood-delayed-what-has-the-recession-done-to-millennials/252913/

The life and death of Hudson's department store
http://multimedia.detnews.com/pix/photogalleries/historygallery/historichudsons10062011/index27.html

Great Neighborhood Bars In Metro Detroit
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/metrodetroitbars0243.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Great+Neighborhood+Bars+In+Metro+Detroit&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Eat%2c+Drink%2c+And+Be+Innovative

Ruin lust: our love affair with decaying buildings
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/feb/17/ruins-love-affair-decayed-buildings?newsfeed=true

Faith Groups Are A Detroit Lifeline
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-bode/faith-groups-detroit-life_b_1285644.html


MICHIGAN POLICY, POLITICS, & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Michigan Budget Announcement from MEDC | Pure Michigan Economic Growth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWL0aA_xKkY

Snyder: Michigan business climate moving up nationally
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120213/POLITICS02/202130378/Snyder-Michigan-business-climate-moving-up-nationally?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Aerotropolis designation could mean more than 36,000 jobs for Interstate 69 corridor
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/02/aerotropolis_designation_could.html


REGIONAL NEWS

Michigan Defense Center opens in Sterling Heights
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0216michdefctr0243.aspx

County Policy Issues: Salaries, Animals (Washtenaw)
http://annarborchronicle.com/2012/02/19/county-policy-issues-salaries-animals/

Troy Mayor Janice Daniels could face recall vote
http://www.freep.com/article/20120215/NEWS03/202150365/Troy-Mayor-Janice-Daniels-could-face-recall-vote?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Windsor keeps eye on Detroit asset sale
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Windsor+keeps+Detroit+asset+sale/6148356/story.html

Private-public pact gets Troy on track
http://bridgemi.com/2012/02/private-public-pact-gets-troy-on-track/#.T0GpnCPYepI

EDITORIAL: Japanese businesses invest in Novi
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20120216/OPINION/202160331

$1M national Pure Michigan campaign to showcase business and tourism in Washtenaw County
http://www.annarbor.com/news/pure-michigan-1m-national-ad-campaign-to-showcase-business-and-tourism-in-washtenaw-county/


TRANSPORTATION / TRANSIT

Editorial: Without FedEx ... (Memphis Aerotropolis)
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/feb/15/editorial-without-fedex/

AATA board approves Detroit airport shuttle and voices support for regional transit authority
http://www.annarbor.com/news/aata-board-approves-airport-shuttle-service-voices-support-for-regional-transit-authority/

Editorial: Keep local politics out of transit plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120216/OPINION01/202160337/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Keep-local-politics-out-transit-plan

Land Use, Transit Factor Into Sustainability
http://annarborchronicle.com/2012/02/14/land-use-transit-factor-into-sustainability/

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing wants to end early-morning bus service in city
http://www.freep.com/article/20120216/NEWS01/202160520/Detroit-Mayor-Dave-Bing-wants-end-early-morning-bus-service-city?odyssey=nav|head

Speeding to Kalamazoo aboard Amtrak’s high-speed train
http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/10669050-452/speeding-to-kalamazoo-aboard-amtraks-high-speed-train.html

Riding Michigan’s roads to ruin
http://metrotimes.com/columns/riding-michigan-s-roads-to-ruin-1.1271661


CITIES

'Pittsburgh Today' study: Region rates well in job creation, economy
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12050/1211228-455.stm

Nobody goes there, it's too crowded
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/02/urban-design

Why not build?
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2012/02/dead-weight-losses

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/02/art-capturing-city-rooftop/1226/

Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/02/can-nashville-shake-its-sprawling-past/1241/

New Book Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools For Creating Vibrant, Healthy, And Resilient Communities
http://www.dailymarkets.com/stock/2012/02/13/new-book-sustainable-transportation-planning-tools-for-creating-vibrant-healthy-and-resilient-communities/


BOB FICANO / WAYNE COUNTY

Ficano's appointees suing over severance payouts they did not receive from Wayne County
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/ficanos-appointees-suing-over-severance-payouts-they-did-not-receive

Ficano says he won't step down despite calls to do so
http://www.freep.com/article/20120217/NEWS02/202170389/Ficano-says-he-won-t-step-down-despite-calls-do-so?odyssey=nav|head

Ficano says he won't step down over investigations
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120217/METRO01/202170369

Ficano denies knowledge of alleged extortion, theft, obstruction by former top aide
http://www.freep.com/article/20120215/NEWS02/120215034/Ficano-denies-knowledge-of-alleged-extortion-theft-obstruction-by-former-top-aide?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

Top Ficano aide charged in corruption probe
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120215/METRO/202150413/Top-Ficano-aide-charged-corruption-probe?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Will Michigan be Mitt Romney's Waterloo?
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/politics/local_politics/will-michigan-be-mitt-romney%27s-waterloo%3F-20120217

Sunday, February 12, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/12/12

FEATURED

Rise and Shine, Detroit
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/detroit-traveler/

"Lemonade: Detroit" 17-minute short
http://vimeo.com/28279409

Why Companies Fail
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/why-companies-fail/8887/

A Root Cause of the Mortgage Crisis: The Smoking Gun
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/a_root_cause_of_the_mortgage_c.html

Watch SNL Parody Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Spot
http://gawker.com/5884370/watch-snl-parody-clint-eastwoods-chrysler-super-bowl-spot

KEITH CRAIN: It is time to fire some of our politicians
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120212/SUB01/302129965/keith-crain-it-is-time-to-fire-some-of-our-politicians


MICHIGAN POLICY / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Editorial: Michigan cities need fresh financing ideas, not revenue cuts
http://www.freep.com/article/20120130/OPINION01/201300309/Editorial-Michigan-cities-need-fresh-financing-ideas-not-revenue-cuts?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

3 Michigan cities rank in top 10 nationwide in manufacturing job growth, other sectors
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/01/michigan_metros_top_list_for_j.html

Michigan is breeding poverty
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120212/OPINION03/202120303/Michigan-breeding-poverty?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Regions want ‘aerotropolis’ entity to turn transportation centers into development engines
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120208/FREE/120209918/regions-want-8216-aerotropolis-8217-entity-to-turn-transportation

Michigan economic development budget increased under Gov. Snyder's proposal
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/02/michigan_economic_development_5.html

Snyder budget: More for education, public safety, cities
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/POLITICS02/202090421/Snyder-spending-plan-targets-schools-crime-roads?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187404227466474.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Pure Michigan Venture Match Fund promises up to $3M VC match
http://www.metromodemedia.com/innovationnews/puremichiganventurematchfund0241.aspx

Business Leaders for Michigan has ambitious plan to create 500,000 jobs, but how to fund it? (Rick Haglund column)
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/02/business_leaders_for_michigan_1.html

Michigan's business climate has taken a turn for the better
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/michigans-business-climate-has-taken-a-turn-for-the-better/

Entrepreneurs cite 4 emerging opportunities to accelerate Michigan's economic recovery
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/entrepreneurs-cite-4-emerging-opportunities-to-accelerate-michigans-economic-recovery/

Surplus Surprises Michigan, but Is It Safe to Spend Again?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/us/surplus-surprises-michigan-but-is-it-safe-to-spend-again.html


BUSINESS / AUTO

Can American manufacturing really be cornerstone of economic revival?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0208/Can-American-manufacturing-really-be-cornerstone-of-economic-revival

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/02/where-jobs-will-be-2020/1153/

Study trumpets $5 billion-a-year potential for renewable-energy industry in Michigan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120207/FREE/120209929


DETROIT

Outrage grows on towing in Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120130/METRO01/201300358/Outrage-grows-towing-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

DailyCandy Goes to Detroit
http://www.dailycandy.com/chicago/flipbook/118947/Things-to-Do-in-Detroit#slide=1

'Live Midtown' initiative kicks off for second year
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120125/BIZ/201250394

Meeting Detroit’s brain gain challenge
http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2012/01/27/meeting-detroits-brain-gain-challenge/

Eastern Market: A Food Hub for Metro Detroit and Beyond
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/metrodetroitfoodhub0241.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Eastern+Market%3a+A+Food+Hub+for+Metro+Detroit+and+Beyond&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Connecting+The+Dots

Detroit Is America's Heartbeat
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-cherrin/detroit-is-americas-heart_b_1261655.html

Detroit trying 'Broken Windows' community policing
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46358349/ns/local_news-detroit_mi/t/detroit-trying-broken-windows-community-policing/?fb_ref=.TzfR3rCOdh4.like&fb_source=home_oneline

A refreshed Detroit Works Project explores the city's long-range solutions one Detroiter at a time
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/a_refreshed_detroit_works_proj.html

Building A Better City Council by District Map
http://newsletter.datadrivendetroit.org/2012/02/03/city-council-by-districts-building-a-better-district-map/?utm_source=D3+Newsletter+-+January+2012+-+City+Council+Districts&utm_campaign=City+Council+Districts&utm_medium=email

A conversation with Detroit Works Project consultant Toni Griffin
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/a_conversation_with_detroit_wo.html

"I Am Detroit, and So Can You," Says New Film
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/i-am-detroit-and-so-can-you-says-new-film-after-the-factory.php

A Detroit community plans for survival
http://metrotimes.com/columns/a-detroit-community-plans-for-survival-1.1265197

Global Detroit: Welcoming immigrants equals economic impact
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/globaldetroit212.aspx

Live Midtown: Subsidies drive residential demand, new development in Detroit neighborhood
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/living_midtown_subsidies_encou.html


REGIONAL NEWS

The Auburn Hills Story
http://vimeo.com/35708919

State of Oakland County: Patterson points to $4.4 billion in investments, 66,000-plus jobs in past decade
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120208/FREE/120209911/state-of-oakland-county-patterson-points-to-4-4-billion-in

Oakland County Executive Patterson touts budget surplus, jobs in speech
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO02/202090380/Oakland-County-Executive-Patterson-touts-budget-surplus-jobs-speech?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Putting Cobo center stage
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120205/SUB01/120209953/putting-cobo-center-stage

Commentary: New patent office signals region's role in innovation
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120207/OPINION01/202070320/1008/opinion01/Commentary-New-patent-office-signals-region-s-role-innovation

Pursuing Pontiac’s potential
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120129/SUB01/301299956/pursuing-pontiac-8217-s-potential

Bing: Metro Detroit needs parks
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120210/METRO/202100357/1409/metro/Bing-Metro-Detroit-needs-parks

Hackel, Macomb board in power struggle
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO03/202090383/Hackel-Macomb-board-power-struggle?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Hackel Honors Communities for Shared Services
http://stclairshores.patch.com/articles/hackel-honors-communties-for-shared-services

ANN ARBOR: City talks sustainable uses of land, sees large turnout
http://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/02/11/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4f368e2f6d3bc112593293.txt

Report: Cobo Center more than doubled revenue, cut subsidies in latest fiscal year
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120210/FREE/120219980/report-cobo-center-more-than-doubled-revenue-cut-subsidies-in


DETROIT BUSINESS

Dan Gilbert buys Federal Reserve building in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20120130/BUSINESS06/120130030

New restaurant bets on Corktown
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120208/BIZ/202080326/New-restaurant-bets-Corktown?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Can Detroit be a global leader for 'Homeshoring' jobs?
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/galaxesolutionsfeat112.aspx

Brewery/Loft Potential at The Al Deeby Dodge Building
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/a-car-dealship-with-potential-the-al-deeby-dodge-building.php

New Detroit tech hub advances exec’s downtown vision
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/new-detroit-tech-hub-advances-execs-downtown-vision/1836

Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Detroit near Campus Martius, Greektown
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120210/FREE/120219982


CULTURE

Youth Neighborhood News visits the Auto Show
http://www.youtube.com/ynndetroit

The Myth of the Disconnected Life
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/02/the-myth-of-the-disconnected-life/252672/

Imported to Detroit: Overcoming culture shock with a little help from new friends
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/importedtodetroit1121.aspx

Pointer helps revitalize Detroit, one neighborhood at a time
http://grossepointetoday.com/people/002619-pointer-helps-revitalize-detroitone-neighborhood-time


TRANSPORTATION / TRANSIT

Non-starter: Republican transportation bill is dead on arrival 17
http://grist.org/politics/non-starter-republican-transportation-bill-gets-stripped-down/

Metro Airport reports cargo traffic increase
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120201/BIZ/202010349/Metro-Airport-reports-cargo-traffic-increase?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder not yet on board with M1
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120205/FREE/302059999

Op/Ed: Regional Transportation is Worth the Investment
http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/op-ed-regional-transportation-is-worth-the-investment

$2 million U.S. grant expands to explore transit options for all of Woodward Ave.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120207/FREE/120209926

Regional mass transit effort expands to include all of Woodward Ave.
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0209regmasstrans0242.aspx

To fix roads, gas tax, fees must go up
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120203/OPINION03/202030357/To-fix-roads-gas-tax-fees-must-go-up?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Port Authority seeks OK to invest in inland projects, change ballast law
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120129/SUB01/301299963/port-authority-seeks-ok-to-invest-in-inland-projects-change-ballast


NATIONAL POLICY / POLITICS

Forget gas prices - It's the cost that counts
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/207773-forget-gas-prices-its-the-cost-that-counts

Super Bowl ads offer two views of national anxieties
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/08/opinion/liu-eastwood-hoekstra/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Taking Credit for Michigan's Rise
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203824904577213452512209514.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


CITIES

On a sustainable street, there are no jaywalkers
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/on-a-sustainable-street-there-are-no-jaywalkers

Call to Arms
http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20120210/call-to-arms

Building green cities using public/private partnerships
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics/2012/0130/Building-green-cities-using-public-private-partnerships

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/02/us-cities-are-losing-4-million-trees-year/1183/

When the best way to save a neighborhood is to tear it down
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-the-best-way-to-save-a-neighborhood-is-to-tear-it-down/2012/01/31/gIQABD4M4Q_story.html

Looking for awesome transit? Follow the money
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/looking-for-awesome-transit-follow-the-money


BOB FICANO / WAYNE COUNTY

Public payroll fuels Ficano political machine
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/NEWS02/202050459/Public-payroll-fuels-Ficano-political-machine

Spending by ex-Ficano aide raises eyebrows
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120207/METRO01/202070363/

Letters: Time to clean house in Wayne County
http://www.freep.com/article/20120211/OPINION04/202110314/Letters-Time-to-clean-house-in-Wayne-County

Ficano faces state probe of Medicaid spending by county
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO01/202090440/Wayne-Co-faces-Medicaid-fraud-probe?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

LeDuff Asks Ficano about Chauffeurs
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/leduff-asks-ficano-about-chauffeurs-20120209-ms

Ficano to issue ethics reforms
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO01/202090393/Ficano-to-issue-ethics-reforms

In Robert Ficano's words: Mistakes don't define me
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/NEWS02/202050457/In-Robert-Ficano-s-words-Mistakes-don-t-define-me

Editorial: Patience is wearing out for Ficano to speak up
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/OPINION01/202050444/Editorial-Patience-is-wearing-out-for-Ficano-to-speak-up

File: Ex-Ficano aide's resignation 'voluntary'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120203/METRO01/202030368/1409/metro/File-Ex-Ficano-aide-s-resignation-voluntary-

Ruling: Wayne Co. Airport Authority violated open meetings law
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120211/METRO01/202110345/Ruling-Wayne-Co-Airport-Authority-violated-open-meetings-law?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s