Monday, September 3, 2012

News from Detroit 9.3.12

FEATURED

A Blue-Collar Michigan Town Goes Green
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-23/a-blue-collar-michigan-town-goes-green

Voter representation, privatization and regionalism are focus of new Journal of Law in Society “Governance” issue
http://media.wayne.edu/2012/08/21/voter-representation-privatization-and-regionalism--are
http://law.wayne.edu/journal-of-law-society/current.php

Potholes? There's an App for That
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-23/potholes-theres-an-app-for-that

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/greed-and-debt-the-true-story-of-mitt-romney-and-bain-capital-20120829#ixzz25BUzhxTb

Saving Our Cities
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-23/saving-our-cities


US POLICY & POLITICS

It's about spending, not taxes
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120819/OPINION03/208190307/It-s-about-spending-not-taxes?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

The Facts About Budget Deficits: How The Presidents Truly Rank
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesglassman/2012/07/11/the-facts-about-budget-deficits-how-the-presidents-truly-rank/

5 Ways the Obama Administration Revived the Auto Industry by Reducing Oil Use
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/report/2012/08/28/34054/5-ways-the-obama-administration-revived-the-auto-industry-by-reducing-oil-use/

Running Against the City: The GOP Finds Its Demon
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/106716/running-against-the-city-the-gop-finds-its-demon


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Snyder gives up on plan for state-run health exchange
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120823/POLITICS02/208230380/Snyder-gives-up-plan-state-run-health-exchange?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Biz battles ballot measures: Groups say constitution not place to set policy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120826/FREE/308269975/biz-battles-ballot-measures-groups-say-constitution-not-place-to-set

How much public land should Michigan own?
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/08/how_much_public_land_should_mi.html

Michigan Strategic Fund approves Next Michigan Development Corporation, entrepreneurial services RFP, four business incentives(2)
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/Michigan-Strategic-Fund-approves-Next-Michigan-Development-Corporation,-entrepreneurial-services-RFP,-four-business-incentives%282%29/


BUSINESS / AUTO

Comair says it will lay off employees and close down by Sept. 30
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120827/FREE/120829939

Is Investment in an Urban Locale Right for Your Company?
http://www.areadevelopment.com/siteSelection/August2012/companies-move-from-subrurbs-to-cities-77881431.shtml

Tom Walsh: Initiative helps create companies, jobs in Detroit area
http://www.freep.com/article/20120902/COL06/309020089/Tom-Walsh-Initiative-helps-create-companies-jobs-in-Detroit-area?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Commentary: At Fail Detroit, we fall now to succeed later
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120824/OPINION01/208240326/1008/opinion01/Commentary-Fail-Detroit-we-fall-now-succeed-later

Incoming Ross MBA Students Look to Innovate Detroit
http://www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom/ArticleDisplay.asp?news_id=24381

Connecticut firm buys metro Detroit-based ePrize
http://www.freep.com/article/20120822/BUSINESS06/120822022/Connecticut-firm-buys-metro-Detroit-based-ePrize?odyssey=nav|head

Accelerate Michigan attracts more than 300 start-ups in its 3rd year
http://www.metromodemedia.com/innovationnews/acceleratemichigandetroit0268.aspx

Guest commentary: Biomedical industry key to Michigan's turnaround
http://www.freep.com/article/20120824/OPINION05/120824061/Guest-commentary-Biomedical-industry-key-to-Michigan-s-turnaround

Detroit Could Be the Next Silicon Valley
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-l-witte/detroit-small-business-development_b_1825737.html

In Chinese, Michigan's cool
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120830/OPINION03/208300379/1409/METRO/In-Chinese-Michigan-s-cool


DETROIT

Toronto developer's proposal to turn historic Detroit bank into parking lot sparks outrage
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1247856--toronto-developer-proposes-turning-historic-detroit-bank-into-parking-garage

Creating Detroit's first ever 'Better Block'
http://wearemodeshift.org/creating-detroits-first-ever-better-block

Public transit, rainwater ponds, planting new trees in vacant areas among Detroit Works long-term ideas
http://www.freep.com/article/20120821/NEWS01/120821040/detroit-works-long-term-planning-ideas

How to Fix Detroit for the Olympics
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-zadorozny/rebuilding-detroit_b_1835133.html

Brightmoor man is a pioneer in vision of reshaping where Detroiters live
http://www.freep.com/article/20120901/NEWS01/309010083/Brightmoor-man-is-a-pioneer-in-vision-of-reshaping-where-Detroiters-live

Detroit housing project coming down to make way for new homes
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120830/FREE/120839995

DEGC looks for pop-up retail proposals for The Villages
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/thevillagespopupretaildetroit082112.aspx

Detroit: From Ruin Porn to Cool Again
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rana-florida/detroit-ruin-porn_b_1820045.html

How to Fight Poverty in Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-s-seefeldt/how-to-fight-poverty-in-d_b_1834791.html


TRANSPORTATION

Pinnacle Airlines rules out Detroit for HQ, leaving Memphis and Minneapolis in contention
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/aug/24/pinnacle-airlines-rules-out-detroit-for-hq-and/?CID=happeningnow&goback=.gde_771237_member_154682663

Smart Cars Get a Connection Test in Michigan
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/business/a-test-of-smart-cars-gets-under-way.html

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/08/are-our-transit-maps-tricking-us/3072/

Progress made on metro Detroit transit system
http://www.freep.com/article/20120821/NEWS05/120821069/lahood-snyder-detroit-transit-system-light-rail

Smart cars to be put to test in Ann Arbor
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120821/AUTO01/208210324/Smart-cars-put-test-Ann-Arbor?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Model D Speaker Series: Transportation and Business Development
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/speakerseriestransit912.aspx

Anti-bridge proposal kept off Michigan ballot, but Moroun-backed group expected to continue fight
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/bridge_proposal_kept_of_michig.html

Detroit bike route mapmaker featured on Google blog
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/08/detroit_bike_route_mapmaker_fe.html

Delta seeks to expand Detroit-Beijing flights to daily service
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120822/BIZ/208220457/1361/Delta-seeks-to-expand-Detroit-Beijing-flights-to-daily-service

Has the new golden age of transportation arrived?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/post/has-the-new-golden-age-of-transportation-arrived/2012/08/30/5f75b0c4-f1f9-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_blog.html

Flight, job cuts at Delta hubs worry smaller cities
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120829/BIZ/208290352/Flight-job-cuts-Delta-hubs-worry-smaller-cities?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Guest column: A guide to the Michigan world of rail
http://bridgemi.com/2012/08/guest-column-a-guide-to-the-michigan-world-of-rail/


CITIES

New Orleans' reinventing itself post-Katrina
http://www.freep.com/article/20120828/NEWS07/120828072/new-orleans-katrina-rebuilding


CULTURE / OTHER

Cooper Barton, Oklahoma Student, Broke Dress Code By Wearing University Of Michigan Shirt
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/22/cooper-barton-oklahoma-st_n_1820148.html?utm_hp_ref=detroit&ir=Detroit

Anthony Brogdon: 'The Great Detroit' Filmmaker On Making A Positive Documentary
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/28/anthony-brogdon-filmmaker_n_1833916.html

Lafayette Greens urban farm and art park in Detroit wins architecture design award
http://www.freep.com/article/20120828/NEWS01/120828026/lafayette-greens-archictecture-award?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

About Black and White and a Great City’s Blight
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/books/say-nice-things-about-detroit-scott-lassers-new-novel.html

Detroit’s Choice: Beautiful Historic Buildings or More Parking
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/08/29/detroits-choice-beautiful-historic-buildings-or-parking/

How Energy Efficiency Strategy Pays Off in Grand Rapids
http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/energy-efficiency-strategy-pays-grand-rapids/


WAYNE COUNTY

Wayne Co. jail costs run $65M over budget
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120829/METRO01/208290395

Arbitrator: Mullin's Detroit airport contract valid
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120901/METRO01/209010339/1409/METRO/Arbitrator-Mullin-s-Detroit-airport-contract-valid

FBI investigates Elder, Mullin
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120829/METRO01/208290370/FBI-investigates-Elder-Mullin?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ficano back raising funds
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120903/METRO01/209030331/1409/METRO/Ficano-back-raising-funds

Former Ficano aide Michael Grundy faces seven new charges
http://www.freep.com/article/20120822/NEWS02/120822068/Former-Ficano-aide-Michael-Grundy-faces-seven-new-charges

Wayne County's Guardian deal: Right price at the right time?
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19357108/2012/08/23/wayne-countys-guardian-deal-right-price-at-the-right-time

Wayne Co. in talks to buy back old digs
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120830/METRO01/208300395/Wayne-County-talks-buy-back-its-old-digs?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


FROM THE ARCHIVE

How Detroit Is Rising
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/05/how-detroit-rising/1997/#

Rust Belt chic: Declining Midwest cities make a comeback
http://www.salon.com/2012/05/12/rust_belt_chic_declining_midwest_cities_make_a_comeback/singleton/

The Death and Life of Detroit
http://prospect.org/article/death-and-life-detroit#.T57HCjMgnxU.facebook

A Battered City, Through Local Lenses
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/movies/filmmakers-from-detroit-take-their-own-looks-at-the-city.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Tigers owner Mike Ilitch driven to rebuild Detroit
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/tigers/story/2012-04-11/Mike-Ilitch-Red-Wings-Tigers/54227648/1

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