Sunday, December 16, 2012

Policy News from Detroit: December 16, 2012


New Thirst for Urban Living, and Few Detroit Rentals

The Recession's Toll: How Middle Class Wealth Collapsed to a 40-Year Low

The Underworked Public Employee -

American cities to Millennials: Don't leave|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit's urban lifestyle lures young professionals


Detroit Narrowly Approves Vast Land Sale

House clears the way for Ilitch arena

Nonprofit raising funds for Detroit dog park|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Dan Gilbert's company buys One Woodward building in downtown Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Hantz near 1st rung on tree farm climb

Ilitch seeks downtown Detroit arena district

Tom Walsh: Arena talk is huge news, but don't expect everyone to be thrilled about it|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

What cities could Detroit learn from for its riverfront?

Exclusive look inside Detroit's Buffalo Wild Wings

Detroit's riverfront design contest draws new visions, names top winners|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rick Haglund: Despite Detroit's woes, 2 businessmen commit more money for revitalization

Appraisal firm latest company to move from suburbs to downtown Detroit

Detroit sells city-owned vacant lots to neighbors, cleaning up neighborhoods

Stephen Henderson: Start afresh at Packard (The Ren Cen was once a dream, too)


Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit Record in 2011, Researchers Say

A tax we could learn to love

War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure

Gun Violence Is an Everywhere Issue

Educate For Problem-Solving, Not Factories

The fiscal "grand bargain" and the gas tax

Free Market—Not NGOs—Best for Conservation, Sustainability Issues

I am a Climate Refugee


Top 25 Tech of 2012

Detroit’s three new winning numbers: 8,900 jobs, $650 million in investment, $1.8 billion into the Michigan economy

Seven Signs of a Successful Incubator

What’s The Future Of The Sharing Economy?

Hello Global Detroit: China is calling

The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives

Regardless How They're Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development

IT in the D to start pursuing nonprofit grants

Algae innovator shifts to feed from waste, wins new funding


Michigan Needs More Parking Founders Explain Why You Can Never Have Enough

Last days

Scott McCabe: Noel Night and Growth in Midtown Detroit

Pragmatic agent of change, Paul Hillegonds


Freedom Hill amphitheater to reopen in June with top concert promoter|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Creative Birmingham zoning bid questioned|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Hackel highlights nonprofit board, $2 billion in investments in his State of Macomb County address

Hackel touts efficiency, ethics of Macomb Co.|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

Macomb County's demographic face is changing|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Wayne County gets spanked by state

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel pushes regionalism in State of the County address

Oakland County Business Roundtable meets in Troy

Oakland County IT department wants county to be technological hotspot


Michigan tries to lure best, brightest back|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Despite hurdles, consolidating Lansing, East Lansing and Lansing Township makes sense

State to ramp up efforts to downsize office space|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Highlight of bills passed by Michigan's lame duck legislature

Biz, labor must unite for progress

Talking energy and environment with the State's Valerie Brader


New EM act to quicken city's action

Stephen Henderson: If the state wants to run the city, it needs to make it work

Stephen Henderson: In Detroit, there's no escape from hard choices

Detroit to reopen 13 police mini-stations

Hope, despair in Detroit: Tale of two cities|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Here's that rainy day, Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

State laying groundwork for managed bankruptcy for Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Advisory board OKs Dillon's path toward a Detroit emergency financial manager

Scaled-down urban farm still a tough sell in Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says pressure of job isn't getting to him, defends decisions|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Why does Detroit have land banks?

City of Detroit issues bonus checks to nonunion employees


Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America

Denver says it is moving ahead with "Airport City"

Airports: Where the Jobs Are

Shifting Political Winds Begin, at Last, to Favor Transit in Detroit

LaHood: Federal funding on track for M-1, regional transit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Oakland County planners want area to be more bike-friendly|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Here They Are: The Best and Worst American Transportation Projects

The Michigan Department of Transportation requesting comments on transportation program


How HUD Took Bottom-Up Planning to a Whole New Level

Urbanization Fuels Property Development

Here's how each firm would help city envision future|newswell|text|Livonia|s

10 Reasons Millennials Might Abandon Big Cities


Stephen Henderson: Snyder's arguments for right-to-work are balderdash|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Democrats warn Snyder about consequences of Michigan right-to-work legislation rush|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE

A victory for right-to-work laws

Right-to-work vote defining moment|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Rochelle Riley: Unions need to remind people what life was like without them|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Businesses hesitate to embrace shift|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Tom Walsh: There should be an uproar in Michigan all right, but not about right-to-work

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel says he feels vindicated by right-to-work vote

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Policy News from Detroit: Dec. 2, 2012

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It's the New Economy, Stupid

Dave Bing's Detroit: What's on the mayor's tour

As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price


Red State, Blue City: How the Urban-Rural Divide is Splitting America

KEITH CRAIN: An early vote: Snyder for president


Mapping Motown - Architect Magazine - P.88

Photo-a-day project reflects woman's vision of Detroit

AIA design competition aims to redefine Detroit waterfront

Harvard on Detroit: It’s a long road to recovery, but our “Vacancy” sign is clear to all

Detroit Labs outgrowing the M@dison Building, but not Detroit

Beijing is epitome of density, while Detroit deals with vast expanses of empty land|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

What can be done with Detroit's thousands of empty properties?

Hantz near 1st rung on tree farm climb


Bing: City government suffering from 'sense of entitlement'|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

It won't get easier for Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Packard Plant Foreclosure: County Plans To Seize Vacant Detroit Factory With $750,000 In Unpaid Back Taxes

The Packard Plant: Big. Ugly. Dangerous.|defcon|text|FRONTPAGE

Roberts: Building by building, Detroit Public Schools going 'green'|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Saving Detroit
Drastic measures are necessary right now

Detroit in denial of crisis like old GM

Rochelle Riley: Same old, same old is sinking Detroit amid dire finances


2022: Cheap flights, more rail and hands-free cars

The Best U.S. Cities For Public Transit: Portland, Chicago Outrank New York City (PHOTOS)

Johnson Development to Solicit Projects for 113-Acre Memphis Industrial Complex  (Aerotropolis)

Jones Lang LaSalle to market former Mall of Memphis site

Gov. Snyder strategist pushes action on Regional Transit Authority: 'This is an historic opportunity'

MARY KRAMER: Senator's Detroit bus ride drives transit bills


Mich. Senate passes transit bills, fee on car registrations to fund plan

After 40 years of region trying to get it done, Snyder may be key to mass transit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder unveils proposal to connect Belle Isle, Wisconsin with bike trail|head

Gov. Rick Snyder's energy plan draws mixed reaction from environmental, conservation groups

Snyder calls for land auction reform, resolution to urban farming debate|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: GOP continues health care tantrum|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Mich. development agency starts $3M program for downtown improvements$3M-program-for-downtown-improvements

Snyder pledges new approach to public lands


Wayne Co. faces added oversight|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

State House OKs bill to end Wayne County treasurer's extra pay for collecting delinquent taxes|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Editorial: There he goes again
Ficano's move to protect the salaries of top mental health employees smacks of Wayne County cronyism

Troy's new mayor calls transit center's start 'a great day'|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Wayne County entrepreneur urges 'certainty' in business forum with Obama|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Source: Michigan to host 2 battery centers|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Porsche breaks ground for their $100 million HQ with 1.6 mile test track in the US

How Chrysler's marketing chief lifted Motor City pride, and car sales

Pittsburgh entrepreneurs work to make Rust Belt states centers of high-tech innovation

Possible sale of battery maker A123 to China firm concerns Michigan delegation

Michigan's role in defense industry work is big and should be bigger

Rise In Export Assistance Programs Helps Small Businesses Expand

U.S. Bancorp to open loan office here

Advanced battery project will take 'five times five times five' approach to research


New books explore why cities matter, and how we can save them

Mitigating the environmental paradox of smart growth: softening urban density

2012's Best Smart Growth Projects, According to the EPA

Skyscrapers - past, present and future


Michigan Alumni: Miniature Michigan

Detroit has supporters in documentary audience in Britain|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

‘Detropia’ documentary doesn’t paper over Detroit’s darkest days, but hope manages to survive, too

Empty Pavilion in Detroit Solicits a Latent Public

A Mini-Golf Course In Downtown Detroit To Change How We See Blight