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

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