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

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