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

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