Sunday, August 19, 2012

News from Detroit 8.19.12

FEATURED

Detroit: 10 Things to Do
http://www.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1994456_1994357_1994239,00.html

Finale Friday Foto 2012! Move mouse for maximum magical merriment…
http://www.summerinthecity.com/2012finale

Value Capture and the Future of Financing Cities
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markbergen/2012/08/13/value-capture-and-the-future-of-financing-cities/?ss=strategies-solutions

The Detroit River's past and its future
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/section/detroit_riverfront_revival


DETROIT

Detroit urban farm to use grant for solar power system
http://www.freep.com/article/20120818/NEWS01/308180111/Detroit-urban-farm-to-use-grant-for-solar-power-system?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Winery on Belle Isle? State control could revive plan for Detroit urban vineyard
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/08/winery_on_belle_isle_state_con.html

Restoring Belle Isle to Detroit's gem will take help
http://www.freep.com/article/20120813/NEWS01/308130027/Restoring-Belle-Isle-to-Detroit-s-gem-will-take-help


BUSINESS

How Did Detroit Labs Build A Successful Business? By Letting Employees Screw Around
http://www.fastcompany.com/3000498/how-did-detroit-labs-build-successful-business-letting-employees-screw-around

Firms try to grow talent to handle mainframe worker shortage
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20120819/BUSINESS09/308190027/Firms-try-grow-talent-handle-mainframe-worker-shortage?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Business|s

Retail development planned for Detroit's West Village
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120815/FREE/120819945

Detroit tech startups on the move; What do you think of their concepts?
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/08/detroit_tech_start-ups_on_the.html

Jeff Gerritt: City aims to turn the corner on key commercial corridors, like the former Avenue of Fashion
http://www.freep.com/article/20120819/OPINION02/308190126/Jeff-Gerritt-City-aims-to-turn-the-corner-on-key-commercial-corridors-like-the-former-Avenue-of-Fashion?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Michigan Begs for $100,000 Engineers After Auto Rebound
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-15/michigan-begs-for-100-000-engineers-after-auto-rebound

Regional Review: Midwest States Actively Diversify Their Economies
http://www.areadevelopment.com/RegionalReports/August2012/midwest-states-regional-economy-report-27998111.shtml


NATIONAL POLITICS

Romney Tax Plan on Table. Debt Collapses Table.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-02/romney-tax-plan-on-table-debt-collapses-table-.html


TRANSPORTATION

Detroit streetcar plan on track for fed aid
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120818/METRO05/208180332/1409/metro/Detroit-streetcar-plan-track-fed-aid

Feds will free up road project money; Michigan could spend $16M
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120817/POLITICS02/208170420/1361/Feds-will-free-up-road-project-money--Mich.-could-spend-$16M

People in defense of the Detroit People Mover
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/08/people_in_defense_of_the_detro.html

Building A Plug-In Electric Vehicle Community
http://concentratemedia.com/features/PlugInElectricVehicle0206.aspx


CULTURE, ARTS, & EDUCATION

Education Achievement Authority Curriculum For Detroit Students Is Individualized And Computerized
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/18/education-achievement-authority-curriculum-detroit-michigan-computers_n_1798783.html

Kid Rock donates $250K to Detroit Historical Museum
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120816/METRO01/208160368/1409/metro/Kid-Rock-donates-250K-Detroit-Historical-Museuem

Why is Michigan so... poor? What Google Autocomplete says about our state
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/why_is_michigan_so_poor_what_g.html
http://blog.noupsi.de/post/28896819324/why-are-americans-so

Why Arts Managers Short of Cash Are Looking at Detroit
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444508504577593073546227962.html


MICHIGAN

Rick Snyder: World-class talent is key to Michigan's future
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120819/OPINION04/308190095/Rick-Snyder-World-class-talent-key-Michigan-s-future?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinions|s

Tax Increment Financing Authorities (TIFAs) across the state in financial trouble, looking to taxpayers for help
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/tax_increment_financing_author.html

Commentary: The case for privatizing Michigan prisons
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120816/OPINION01/208160331/Commentary-case-privatizing-Michigan-prisons?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Michigan’s G.O.P. Governor Defies Easy Labels
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/us/politics/rick-snyder-a-gop-governor-who-eludes-labels.html?pagewanted=all

Voters to get last word on Michigan's path
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120815/OPINION03/208150324/Voters-get-last-word-Michigan-s-path?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


REGIONAL NEWS

Wayne County charter proposals would strip some of executive's power
http://www.freep.com/article/20120817/NEWS02/308170064/Wayne-County-charter-proposals-would-strip-some-of-executive-s-power?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

Wayne County could seek tax hike
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120815/METRO01/208150347/Wayne-County-could-seek-tax-hike

Grosse Pointe Shores pushes county change
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120818/METRO01/208180348/Grosse-Pointe-Shores-pushes-county-change


CITIES / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

Suburbia vs. sustainability
http://crosscut.com/2012/08/13/urban/109998/sun-belt-cities-face-hot-question/

The new Washington Union Station
http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=20422

Advice for Passing a Massive Infrastructure Referendum
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/08/advice-passing-massive-infrastructure-referendum/2945/#

Weapons of Mass Urban Destruction
China's cities are making the same mistake America made on the path to superpower status.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/08/13/weapons_of_mass_urban_destruction

Sunday, August 12, 2012

News from Detroit 8.12.12

FEATURED

Painting murals on Trumbull
http://www.detroitnews.com/videonetwork/1745605304001/Painting-murals-on-Trumbull

Michigan Suburbs Alliance Turns 10: A Q&A with Conan Smith
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/conansmithmsa0262.aspx

Tom Watkins: Be bold, merge Detroit and Wayne County
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120715/COLUMNISTS13/307150095/Tom-Watkins-bold-merge-Detroit-Wayne-County?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Opinions|s

The Most Spectacular Night View of Earth Ever Captured by NASA
http://gizmodo.com/5928072/the-most-spectacular-night-view-of-earth-ever-captured-by-nasa


TRANSPORTATION, TRANSIT, AEROTROPOLIS, LAND USE

Riding the first rails brought excitement, danger
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120708/METRO/207080302/Riding-first-rails-brought-excitement-danger?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Congress stuck in a rut on nation's transportation needs
http://www.freep.com/article/20120709/OPINION01/207090309/Editorial-Congress-stuck-in-a-rut-on-nation-s-transportation-needs?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

An Open Letter to Gov. Snyder: How You Can Improve Public Transportation
http://newbaltimore.patch.com/articles/an-open-letter-to-gov-snyder-how-you-can-improve-public-transportation-99128191

Airport proposal is big deal for Findlay
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-west/airport-proposal-is-big-deal-for-findlay-644343/

Where the Jobs Are: Employer Access to Labor by Transit
http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2012/07/11-transit-jobs-tomer

Unemployment Problem Includes Public Transportation That Separates Poor From Jobs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/unemployment-problem-public-transportation_n_1660344.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Auto cities around the world look for ways to reinvent the wheel of fortune
http://www.freep.com/article/20120715/BUSINESS06/207150460/Auto-cities-around-the-world-look-for-ways-to-reinvent-the-wheel-of-fortune

Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/07/race-class-and-stigma-riding-bus-america/2510/

Editorial: After 25 years, unfulfilled hope for transit still rides the People Mover
http://www.freep.com/article/20120801/OPINION01/308010037/Editorial-After-25-years-unfulfilled-hope-for-transit-still-rides-the-People-Mover?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

State rail plan could bring passenger service to Traverse City from southern Michigan
http://midmichigan.secondwavemedia.com/features/railway71012.aspx

Adams County: Denver aerotropolis bigfoots prior agreement
http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21211923/adams-county-denver-aerotropolis-big-foots-prior-agreement

Secrets of the congestion lobby
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/secrets-of-the-congestion-lobby

4 Ways Your Commute Is Ruining Your Life
http://news.menshealth.com/commuting-infographic/2012/07/08/

Want To Make A Creative City? Build Out, Not Up
http://www.npr.org/2012/07/31/157664837/want-to-make-a-creative-city-build-out-not-up


DETROIT

In Detroit, Urban Flight in Reverse
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-07-26/in-detroit-urban-flight-in-reverse

New Detroit residents, workers speed downtown revival
http://www.freep.com/article/20120812/BUSINESS06/308120246/New-Detroit-residents-workers-speed-downtown-revival?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Stephen Henderson: Policy-driven innovation shapes Cory Booker's Newark
http://www.freep.com/article/20120812/COL33/308120082/Stephen-Henderson-Policy-driven-innovation-shapes-Cory-Booker-s-Newark

A Shocking Sight In Downtown Detroit: People
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/07/10/a-shocking-sight-in-downtown-detroit/

Detroit Works project to offer vision for city: Turn liabilities into assets
http://www.freep.com/article/20120805/BUSINESS06/308050048/Detroit-Works-project-to-offer-vision-for-city-Turn-liabilities-into-assets?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit's Abandoned Neighborhoods Could Become A Theme Park
http://www.businessinsider.com/an-artist-wants-to-convert-detroits-abandoned-neighborhoods-into-a-zombie-themed-amusement-park-2012-7

Welcome to the age of non-profit city government
Can NGOs run cities?
http://www.salon.com/2012/07/14/welcome_to_the_age_of_non_profit_city_government/singleton/

Bing: Who is really impeding Detroit's progress?
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120802/OPINION01/208020332/1008/opinion01/Bing-Who-really-impeding-Detroit-s-progress-

Graphic: Downtown gems
http://www.freep.com/article/20120812/NEWS01/120811043/Graphic-Downtown-gems

CDCs Can Help Detroit, But They Can’t Replace City Hall
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/20644-cdcs-can-help-detroit-but-they-cant-replace-city-hall.html

Raising up this city
Neighborhoods Day brings out people who want to rebuild Detroit
http://metrotimes.com/columns/raising-up-this-city-1.1352780

Detroit: A Tale of Two... Farms?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-holt-gimenez/a-tale-of-two-farms_b_1660019.html

The State of Detroit
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/05/detroit-rising-part-1-state-detroit/2009/

Vacant Detroit Becomes Dumping Ground for the Dead
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/vacant-detroit-dumping-ground-dead-16915318#.UBsqUHChBaF

Company Proposes Tree Farm as Remedy for Detroit’s Blight
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/company-proposes-tree-farm-as-remedy-for-detroits-blight-277553.html

People, place and potential: Midtown business keeps money in the neighborhood
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/midtownoped712.aspx


MICHIGAN

Commentary: Solving Michigan's other health care crisis
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120711/OPINION01/207110317/1008/Commentary-Solving-Michigan-s-other-health-care-crisis


NATIONAL POLICY

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Budget* *But Were Afraid to Ask
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444330904577538910083734248.html

Climate change is here — and worse than we thought
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/climate-change-is-here--and-worse-than-we-thought/2012/08/03/6ae604c2-dd90-11e1-8e43-4a3c4375504a_story.html

9 Reasons Why This Economy Feels So Bad
http://business.time.com/2012/08/07/nine-reasons-why-this-economy-feels-so-bad/

Regional Inequality and "The New Geography of Jobs"
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2012/08/07-regional-inequality-rothwell


BUSINESS / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

New Detroit Farm Plan Taking Root
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304898704577479090390757800.html#articleTabs%3Dvideo

Zak Pashak, Detroit Bikes Entrepreneur, Buys 50,000 Square Foot Factory On City's West Side
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/detroit-bikes-factory-zak-pashak_n_1666227.html

Space mission
Can Detroit balance parking for small business, big events?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120729/FREE/307299971/space-mission#

Detroit is "Most Improved" U.S. city for global trade, magazine says
http://globaltrademag.com/?s=top+50+cities+for+Global+trade

Detroit, MI, will make a comeback
http://www.businessinsider.com/up-and-coming-cities-2012-6#detroit-mi-will-make-a-comeback-7

Guest commentary: New Detroit patent office opens doors to job growth
http://www.freep.com/article/20120712/OPINION05/207120418/Guest-commentary-New-Detroit-patent-office-opens-doors-to-job-growth?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

GM CEO says old culture still hinders change, tells workers to be leaders and fix problems
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/gm-ceo-says-old-culture-still-hinders-change-tells-workers-to-be-leaders-and-fix-problems/2012/08/09/876d645e-e23c-11e1-89f7-76e23a982d06_story.html

Joel Landy's Detroit
The long-awaited renaissance is under way
http://metrotimes.com/columns/joel-landy-s-detroit-1.1355615

Amazon may create software center in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20120710/BUSINESS06/207100326/Amazon-may-create-software-center-in-Detroit

Soil Remediation: Detroit Experiments Explore Urban Farming's Next Frontier
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/soil-remediation-detroit-greening-kozerski_n_1703905.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Wind energy in Michigan is 'on the edge of a cliff'
http://www.freep.com/article/20120812/BUSINESS06/308120133/Wind-energy-in-Michigan-is-on-the-edge-of-a-cliff-

China's New Target: Batteries
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443991704577576881949308486.html


REGIONAL NEWS

Macomb County unveils plans for $11M communication, surveillance center
http://www.freep.com/article/20120802/NEWS04/308020121/Macomb-Co-unveils-plans-for-11M-communication-center

Ficano wants to end Wayne County Land Bank
http://www.freep.com/article/20120713/NEWS02/207130360/Ficano-wants-to-end-Wayne-County-Land-Bank

Touring Cobo Center's 2.4 million square feet of energy efficiency
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/cobobetterbuildings712.aspx

Stephen Henderson: Intolerable waste in Detroit's Water Department
http://www.freep.com/article/20120809/COL33/308090096/Stephen-Henderson-Intolerable-waste-in-Detroit-s-Water-Department


CULTURE

Artown Detroit App Wins Code For America's Apps For Detroit Contest
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/artown-detroit-app-code-for-america_n_1761441.html

How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/08/how-coney-dog-became-detroits-signature-food/2779/

Suburban Taxpayers Vote to Support Detroit Museum
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/arts/design/detroit-institute-of-arts-county-millage-tax-approved.html

Why Thug Culture Is Actually Our Inner-City Problem
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-hope-bryant/financial-literacy-minorities_b_1714073.html

Where Detroit Industry Has Floundered, World-Class Art Scene Flourishes
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec12/detroit_07-25.html