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

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