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/

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