Sunday, November 25, 2012

News from Detroit 11-25-12

FEATURED

Manufacturing, metros and exports will improve Michigan's economy, says Bruce Katz, guru on cities
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/11/manufacturing_metros_and_expor.html

Thankful for voters, risk-takers, and feather bowlers
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/mlive_detroit_thankful_for_vot.html

Thanksgiving 2012: Why We're Thankful To Live In Detroit, By The Staff Of HuffPost Detroit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/22/thanksgiving-2012-detroit-huffpost-detroit_n_2175010.html

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/want-change-federal-transportation-policy-put-mayor-charge/3954/


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Detroit City Council, Crittendon must go
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121125/OPINION03/211250306/Detroit-City-Council-Crittendon-must-go?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan to withhold $10M in aid to Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121121/METRO01/211210352/1409/metro/Michigan-withhold-10M-aid-Detroit

Bing begins planning for budget shortfall, unpaid furloughs starting Jan. 1
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121121/FREE/121129957/bing-begins-planning-for-budget-shortfall-unpaid-furloughs-starting

Detroit City Council tables sale of east side land for farm
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121120/FREE/121129983/detroit-city-council-tables-sale-of-east-side-land-for-farm

Wattrick: How Is John Hantz Different Than Dan Gilbert?
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2697/wattrick_how_is_john_hantz_different_than_dan_gilbert

Massive cuts sought as Detroit makes up bond money loss
http://www.freep.com/article/20121124/NEWS01/121124010/Cuts-sought-as-Detroit-makes-up-bond-money-loss?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

FBI agents raided Detroit Public Library over allegations of contract fraud
http://www.freep.com/article/20121120/NEWS01/121120040/fbi-raids-main-detroit-public-library-branch?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

City council rejects controversial overhaul of Detroit's water department
http://www.freep.com/article/20121120/NEWS01/121120088/Detroit-City-Council-water-department?odyssey=nav%7Chead


REGIONAL NEWS

Metro Detroit Regionalization Is Still Controversial, But It's Everywhere
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2732/metro_detroit_regionalization_is_still_controversial_but_it_s_everywhere

Mullin won't receive Wayne County pension
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121122/METRO/211220386/Mullin-won-t-receive-Wayne-County-pension?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Oakland County agreement with Chinese city could lead to hundreds of local jobs
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/11/21/news/local_news/doc50ad11694a3a8042959160.txt

Wayne County mental health agency deal draws scrutiny
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121124/METRO01/211240346/Wayne-County-mental-health-agency-deal-draws-scrutiny

Editorial: Ruling hits Wayne's finances
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121121/OPINION01/211210301/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Ruling-hits-Wayne-s-finances

No-show politician in Redford Township still takes paycheck
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/no-show-politician-in-redford-township-still-takes-paycheck


TRANSPORTATION

As Highway and Air Travel Slump, Intercity Train Trips Increase
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/21/as-intercity-train-trips-increase-highway-and-air-travel-slump/

Detroit Metropolitan Airport ranks 3rd on national survey of healthful restaurants
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Detroit-Metropolitan-Airport-ranks-3rd-on-national-survey-of-healthful-restaurants/-/1719418/17484794/-/hefmcoz/-/index.html

Gov. Snyder to talk up new bridge in Canada
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121123/METRO/211230400/1361/Gov.-Snyder-to-talk-up-new-bridge-in-Canada

Troy to break ground on new transit center
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259959/this-just-in-troy-to-break-ground-on-new-transit-center


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Lame duck Legislature is facing big issues
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/NEWS15/311250287/Lame-duck-Legislature-is-facing-big-issues?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit-area transit advocates will head to Lansing to fight for legislation
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/detroit-area_transit_advocates.html

Editorial: Michigan's ideal lame-duck agenda
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121125/OPINION01/211250305/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Michigan-s-ideal-lame-duck-agenda

What Michiganders will make a difference in 2013? Help us pick the hot list
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/mlive_top_people_to_watch_2013.html

Phil Power: Michigan citizens can help nation avoid 'cliff'
http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/11/phil_power_michigan_citizens_c.html

'Move back' is pitch to West Michigan natives coming home for Thanksgiving
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/11/move_back_is_pitch_to_west_mic.html


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Businessman seeks to renovate Detroit (HANTZ)
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57553885/businessman-seeks-to-renovate-detroit/

Home Sweet Shipping Container: Detroit Housing Project
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/11/home-sweet-shipping-container-detroit-housing-project/

Is Detroit's turnaround turning a corner? Development spreads to new neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/BUSINESS06/311250293/Is-Detroit-s-turnaround-turning-a-corner-Development-spreads-to-new-neighborhoods?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Midtown Detroit boom spreads throughout city
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=C4&Date=20121123&Category=BUSINESS&ArtNo=211230813&Ref=PH

Greater Downtown Detroit districts and neighborhoods
http://www.freep.com/article/20121125/BUSINESS06/311250277/Greater-Downtown-Detroit-districts-neighborhoods

Detroit is a hot real estate market
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/detroit-is-a-hot-real-estate-market

TechTown at the Fringes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-lorimer/techtown-detroit_b_2160206.html

Redefining Detroit Special 2012
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20159993/redefining-detroit-special-2012

Restaurateurs target West Village stretch, word-of-mouth success
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259977/restaurateurs-target-west-village-stretch-word-of-mouth-success


CITIES / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

Smart Cities: The future of urban living?
http://www.itproportal.com/2012/11/19/smart-cities-future-urban-living/

Chicago Urban Farms Initiative: Englewood Could Become Major Agribusiness Hub
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/chicago-urban-farms-initi_n_2167683.html

Making progress on climate change at local and global levels
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/268765-making-progress-on-climate-change-at-local-and-global-levels

Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/can-we-please-stop-pretending-cars-are-greener-transit/3960/

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/11/ruggedized-cities-and-vision-carbon-zero-urban-future-interview-alex-steffen/3965/


OTHER

Municipalities may add public-private partnerships to infrastructure-building arsenal
http://business.financialpost.com/2012/11/22/municipalities-may-add-public-private-partnerships-to-infrastructure-building-arsenal/

Gambling away our cities
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/gambling-cities-article-1.1206079?localLinksEnabled=false

Detroit's 2-day driveway rule
http://blogs.detroitnews.com/politics/2012/11/21/payne-detroits-2-day-driveway-rule/


BUSINESS / AUTO

Urban Manufacturing Alliance Launched to Boost Urban Manufacturing and Job Creation Across U.S.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/11/19/urban-manufacturing-alliance-launched-to-boost-urb/

Reinventing America: The Transformational Power of Technology
http://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2012/11/19/reinventing-america-the-transformational-power-of-technology/

Biz OK with economy, less so with election
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259967/biz-ok-with-economy-less-so-with-election

MEDC competition's earmarks target tech incubators
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121125/SUB01/311259969/medc-competitions-earmarks-target-tech-incubators


CULTURE

Eat, shop, stay, play in Detroit   
http://www.canoe.ca/Travel/USA/CentralUSA/2012/11/20/20370626.html

After renovations, Detroit Historical Museum opens to excited crowds
http://www.freep.com/article/20121123/NEWS01/121123056/detroit-historical-museum-reopens?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Years of Tidings: Detroit's Noel Night celebrates 40 years with amped up offerings (vintage photos)
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/years_of_tidings_noel_night_ce.html

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Policy News from Detroit 11-18-12

FEATURED

5 Simple Steps to Lead Detroit Back to Awesomeness
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/5-simple-steps-to-lead-detroit-back-to-awesomeness/

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/global-gateways-connect-america-world/3784/

How Detroit Became the World Capital of Staring at Abandoned Old Buildings
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/magazine/how-detroit-became-the-world-capital-of-staring-at-abandoned-old-buildings.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

Filtered or Unfiltered?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/opinion/friedman-filtered-or-unfiltered.html?smid=tw-NYTimesFriedman&seid=auto

How to Rebuild Trust — and Infrastructure
http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/07/how-to-rebuild-trust-and-infrastructure/?hpt=hp_t2

Why David Petraeus Should Not Have Resigned
http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/11/14/why-david-petraeus-should-not-have-resigned/

How Mitt Romney Can Save Us From the Fiscal Cliff
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/how-mitt-romney-can-save-us-from-the-fiscal-cliff/265105/

The GOP Can’t Afford to Ignore Cities Anymore
http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/110074/the-gop-can%E2%80%99t-afford-ignore-cities-anymore#


CULTURE / OTHER

A city lover’s guide to America’s most underrated city
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/jaywalljasper1112.aspx

The Perfected Self
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/06/the-perfected-self/308970/?goback=.gde_3983014_member_180791919

BURN Brings Detroit's Battle to the Big Screen
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-putnam/burn-detroit-fire-film_b_2103797.html?ir=Detroit

Miguel Cabrera Is Mitt Romney
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/11/miguel_cabrera_is_mitt_romney_this_time_the_candidate_of_old_white_men_won.html

Delta's Humorous Pre-Flight Safety Videos Become You Tube Hits
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2581/delta_injects_comedy_into_pre-flight_safety_video_and_it_becomes_youtube_hit

Detroit Might be the Place for Young People to Write a Story of Their Own
http://www.thenation.com/blog/171311/detroit-might-be-place-young-people-write-story-their-own

Detroit Historical Museum now a more interactive, illuminating place
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121117/ENT05/211170310/Detroit-Historical-Museum-now-more-interactive-illuminating-place?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Entertainment


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

How An Upstart Company In Detroit Is Building An American Heritage Brand
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671171/how-an-upstart-company-in-detroit-is-building-an-american-heritage-brand#1

There’s No Then Then
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/mark_binelli_s_detroit_city_is_the_place_to_be_reviewed.html

Better Buildings: Preserving Midtown residential gem with green energy
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/charlesbuilding1112.aspx

Urban Innovation Exchange Highlights Detroit Individuals Making A Difference (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/urban-innovation-exchange-detroit_n_2138911.html

Neglected Detroit riverfront gem gets new life thanks to volunteers, war veterans
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/neglected_detroit_riverfront_g.html

Avalon International Breads to shift production to new east-side Detroit site
http://www.freep.com/article/20121115/BUSINESS06/311150151/Avalon-International-Breads-to-shift-production-to-new-east-side-Detroit-site

Plan, money to demolish Brewster-Douglass in Detroit are in place
http://www.freep.com/article/20121116/NEWS01/311160083/Plan-money-to-demolish-Brewster-Douglass-in-Detroit-are-in-place

Five Really Cool Inventions Being Developed In Metro Detroit
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/cooltechmetrodetroit0277.aspx

Talk of the TechTown
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/techtown1112.aspx


TRANSPORTATION / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

'Aerotropolis' Planning Key to Atlanta's Takeoff
http://www.globalatlanta.com/article/25910/

Commuter rail cars between Ann Arbor and Detroit slated for test runs starting Monday
http://www.annarbor.com/news/commuter-rail-cars-between-ann-arbor-and-detroit-slated-for-test-runs-starting-monday/

Survey: Most Southeast Michigan residents dislike the region’s roads and public transportation, would pay to improve them
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/survey_most_southeast_michigan.html

Airport project behind Port Authority bills?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189987/airport-project-behind-port-authority-bills

SEMCOG seeks input on long-term regional transit plan
http://www.annarbor.com/news/semcog-seeks-input-on-long-term-transit-plan/

Firm to draft master plan for Woodward Ave.
http://www.dailytribune.com/article/20121109/NEWS01/121109574/firm-to-draft-master-plan-for-woodward-ave-

For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/11/pedestrians-cities-have-become-wilderness/3878/

Freakonomics Hucksters: “Save the Earth, Drive Your Car”
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/11/15/freakonomics-hucksters-save-the-earth-drive-a-car/


REGIONAL NEWS

Working Toward Making Regional Transit a Possibility
http://wdet.org/news/story/regional-transit-possibility/

Sen. Johnson: Southeast Michigan needs a regional transit authority
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121109/OPINION01/211090338/1008/opinion01/Sen-Johnson-Southeast-Michigan-needs-regional-transit-authority

Mayor Bing, Mike Duggan and The Regional Crisis of Leadership
http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/2595/mayor_bing_mike_duggan_and_the_regional_crisis_of_leadership

Wayne County may owe workers millions after judge's ruling
http://www.freep.com/article/20121110/NEWS02/311100114/Wayne-County-may-owe-workers-millions-after-judge-s-ruling


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Duggan: City on wrong road
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189978/duggan-city-on-wrong-road

Detroit, state reach milestone agreement to support reform plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/METRO01/211150437

Howes: State lays out plans for new EM law
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/OPINION03/211150377/State-lays-out-plans-new-EM-law?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Finley: Again, Snyder should let Detroit go bankrupt
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121115/OPINION03/211150331/Finley-Again-Snyder-should-let-Detroit-go-bankrupt?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Lawmakers should rebuild PA 4
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121109/OPINION01/211090330/Editorial-Lawmakers-should-rebuild-PA-4?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit may run out of cash by December
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121113/METRO01/211130346/Detroit-may-run-out-cash-by-December?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit finances may get even worse, fiscal board is warned
http://www.freep.com/article/20121113/NEWS01/311130065/Detroit-finances-may-get-even-worse-fiscal-board-is-warned?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Model D speaker series recapped: Making government work
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/detroitgovspeakerseries1112.aspx

Hantz Farms proposed land sale hasn't won over Detroit City Council
www.freep.com/article/20121115/NEWS01/121115024/Hantz-Farms-Detroit-City-Council-land-sale-Saunteel-Jenkins?odyssey=nav|head

KEITH CRAIN: There appears to be no bright spot for city
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/SUB01/311189977/keith-crain-there-appears-to-be-no-bright-spot-for-city


BUSINESS / AUTO

Innovation center aims to boost small, midsize manufacturing
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121113/FREE/121119955/innovation-center-aims-to-boost-small-midsize-manufacturing

Computer modeling center to open in Van Buren Township
http://www.freep.com/article/20121114/BUSINESS06/311140081/Computer-modeling-center-for-manufacturers-to-open-as-joint-venture-at-GE-complex-in-Van-Buren-Township?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Six companies to invest $110 million, add 616 jobs in Michigan
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/Six-companies-to-invest-$110-million,-add-616-jobs-in-Michigan/

What Is 'Made in America' Worth?
http://www.inc.com/eric-schurenberg/what-is-made-in-america-worth.html

Stem cells' promise hits funding wall in Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20121118/NEWS06/311180139/Stem-cells-promise-hits-funding-wall-in-Michigan

Top 4 TechCrunch Takeaways: How Southeast Michigan can realize its startup potential
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/top-4-techcrunch-takeaways-how-can-southeast-michigan-realize-its-potential/

Is Diversity the Secret Key to America's Economic Renewal?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2012/11/07/is-diversity-the-secret-key-to-americas-economic-renewal/


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Editorial: With status quo in place, Michigan voters deserve more effective leadership
http://www.freep.com/article/20121111/OPINION01/121110025/Editorial-Michigan-voters-expect-and-deserve-more-effective-leadership

A Michigan City Bets on Food for Its Growth
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/realestate/commercial/grand-rapids-mich-bets-on-a-food-market-for-growth.html

An upbeat outlook for Michigan's economy
http://www.freep.com/article/20121117/BUSINESS06/311170116/An-upbeat-outlook-for-Michigan-s-economy

Full plate to keep lame ducks hopping
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121118/FREE/311189976/full-plate-to-keep-lame-ducks-hopping

Sunday, November 4, 2012

News from Detroit Nov. 4, 2012

FEATURED

The Case for Optimism
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2125031,00.html?hpt=hp_t3

Best Inventions of the Year 2012
http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/

Infographic: The Many Connections Between Transportation and Health
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2012/10/29/one-infographic-of-the-many-connections-between-transportation-and-health/


NATIONAL POLITICS

Carol Cain: Campaigns talk of Detroit, skip city
http://www.freep.com/article/20121104/COL24/311040114/Carol-Cain-Campaigns-talk-of-Detroit-skip-city

How the G.O.P. Became the Anti-Urban Party
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunday/republicans-to-cities-drop-dead.html?pagewanted=all

Obama’s Best-Kept Secrets
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/opinion/sunday/friedman-obamas-best-kept-secrets.html

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/

A123 Bankruptcy Gives Romney New Example of Green-Energy ‘Loser’
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-16/a123-bankruptcy-gives-romney-new-example-of-electric-car-loser


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Wish You Bought Gold in '06? You'll Wish You Bought Detroit in '12.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshlinkner/2012/08/30/wish-you-bought-gold-in-06-youll-wish-you-bought-detroit-in-12/

Detroit agencies in dispute over economic development roles
http://www.freep.com/article/20120912/BUSINESS06/309120031/Detroit-agencies-in-dispute-over-economic-development-roles?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Silicon Mitten is Happening: The Secret Revival of Detroit
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2012/10/02/silicon-mitten-is-happening-the-secret-revival-of-detroit/

Detroit 2025: After the Recession, a City Reimagined
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/rebuilding-america/detroit-2025-after-the-recession-a-city-reimagined-13108807

Large-scale farming projects in Detroit might be under way by next spring
http://www.freep.com/article/20121008/BUSINESS06/310080076/Large-scale-farming-projects-in-Detroit-might-be-under-way-by-next-spring?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe is finally open; so what took so long?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121101/STAFFBLOG06/121109980#

Talent-Driven Detroit: How the Motor City Is Getting Her Groove Back
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noel-harmon/detroit-jobs-_b_2042926.html

'Opportunity in Detroit': Kid Rock gives ad its voice, with Dan Gilbert's support
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121029/FREE/121029855

2012 TEDxDetroit: 7 positive ideas for the world from Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/2012_tedxdetroit_7_positive_id.html

Buy-local initiative spurs up to $18M in transfers to local vendors
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121028/SUB01/310289953/buy-local-initiative-spurs-up-to-18m-in-transfers-to-local-vendors

Port Authority, DEGC at odds over bonding bills
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121104/SUB01/311049982/port-authority-degc-at-odds-over-bonding-bills

Gilbert plans downtown Detroit retail space
http://www.freep.com/article/20121102/BUSINESS06/311020073/1002/NLETTER28/Gilbert-plans-downtown-Detroit-retail-space?source=nletter-BUSINESS-FREEP-business_9am


DETROIT POLICY

Mayor Dave Bing to Detroit City Council: Work with me to help our city
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/NEWS01/310230029/Mayor-Dave-Bing-to-Detroit-City-Council-Work-with-me-to-help-our-city

Rochelle Riley: Small, individual projects won't fix Detroit -- a collaborative, integrated approach will
http://www.freep.com/article/20121014/COL10/310140196/Rochelle-Riley-Small-individual-projects-won-t-fix-Detroit-a-collaborative-integrated-approach-will?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Want Detroit government to work? Get involved, panel says
http://www.freep.com/article/20121030/NEWS05/310300153/Want-Detroit-government-to-work-Get-involved-panel-says

Greening of Detroit aims to create 600 jobs with reforestation grant
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/greeningofdetroitreforestation101612.aspx

Why delinquent tax auctions are exactly the wrong strategy for Detroit's rebirth
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/OPINION05/310230019/Why-delinquent-tax-auctions-are-exactly-the-wrong-strategy-for-Detroit-s-rebirth


CULTURE

Motor Mouths
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/motor-mouths/

USA travel: Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh on the rise
http://www.thestar.com/travel/northamerica/article/1269389--usa-travel-detroit-cleveland-and-pittsburgh-on-the-rise

Stealing Detroit, One Bannister at a Time
http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/stealing_detroit_one_bannister_at_a_time_23708.asp

There’s No Then Then
The dark days of Detroit (Book Review)
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2012/11/mark_binelli_s_detroit_city_is_the_place_to_be_reviewed.html

Immersed in city's culture, Challenge Detroit members move to 2nd of 10 'challenges'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121026/FREE/121029895


BUSINESS / AUTO

Detroit Metro Airport's McNamara Terminal to get 30 new retailers in 2013
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/detroit_metro_airports_mcnamar.html

Japan Electronics Emulates Detroit Autos Before Bankruptcy: Tech
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-10/japan-electronics-emulates-detroit-autos-before-bankruptcy-tech

The key to economic success? Geography
http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/09/the-key-to-economic-success-geography/

25 Innovations in 25 U.S. States
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danielle-nierenberg/25-innovations-in-25-us-s_b_2005354.html

Menlo Innovations' Rich Sheridan named AnnArbor.com's 2012 Executive of the Year
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/rich-sheridan-menlo-innovations-deals-of-the-year-executive-of-the-year-annarborcom-ann-arbor-startu/

The Untapped Innovation Factory
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-16/the-untapped-innovation-factory

Beaumont-Henry Ford merger could save millions, say execs, board chairs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121031/FREE/121039946

Will hospital deal benefit biz?
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121104/FREE/311049975/will-hospital-deal-benefit-biz

MICHIGAN POLICY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

CLOSUP survey: Fiscal stress easing for Michigan's local governments, many still suffering
http://www.fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=853

Michigan’s demographic challenge
http://www.michiganfuture.org/10/2012/michigans-demographic-challenge/?goback=.gde_1334187_member_180349130

I-69 International Trade Corridor hosts first regional summit
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2012/10/i-69_international_trade_corri.html


REGIONAL NEWS

Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress
http://www.npr.org/2012/09/11/160768981/racial-regional-divide-still-haunt-detroits-progress?sc=tw

HURON TOWNSHIP: Pinnacle personal property up for auction
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2012/10/19/news/doc50818624a5b64403450490.txt

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano tells commission he won't follow new contract rules
http://www.freep.com/article/20121023/NEWS02/310230127/Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-tells-commission-he-won-t-follow-new-contract-rules

Macomb County power struggle continues over breakdown of costs in road budget
http://www.freep.com/article/20121103/NEWS04/311030048/Macomb-County-power-struggle-continues-over-breakdown-of-costs-in-road-budget?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|p

Tearful L. Brooks Patterson returns, grateful to be alive after accident, coma
http://www.freep.com/article/20121030/NEWS03/121030068/l-brooks-patterson-back-to-work?odyssey=nav|head


WAYNE COUNTY

From severance to subpoenas, 7 Action News looks back at a year of scandal
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/from-severance-to-subpoenas-7-action-news-looks-back-at-a-year-of-scandal

LeDuff: Wayne Co. airport board recording raises questions
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19947961/leduff-wayne-co-airport-board-recording-rasises-questions


TRANSPORTATION & TRANSIT

Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/09/boosting-ridership-replacing-buses-rail/3222/

All-time Ridership Record for Amtrak
http://www.transportationissuesdaily.com/all-time-ridership-record-for-amtrak/

ROMULUS: Increasing cargo at Detroit Metro, Willow Run airports is short-term priority
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2012/10/18/news/doc5080016e04985936395744.txt

TEDxDetroit: Transit advocate says M1 rail project more for real estate development, less for transit improvement
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2012/10/tedxdetroit_transit_advocate_s.html

How The New Mobility Grid Can Spark Transportation Solutions
http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/10/new-mobility-grid-spark-transportation-solutions-transform-industry/


CITIES

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/10/rust-new-urban-luxury-item/3526/

Green City Diaries: Sustainability, the next generation
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/gcd-1012.aspx

This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2012/10/what-neighborhood-revitalization-actually-looks/3627/