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

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