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

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