Sunday, January 13, 2013

Policy News from Detroit: January 13, 2013


Bridge to Canada: Al Madrigal exposes slick-talking Canadian bridge builders operating in Michigan

Information In America Moves 33,480,000 Times Faster Than It Did 200 Years Ago

In Beleaguered Detroit, a Media-Wise Group Shows Reporters the Brighter Side

Detroit 360 Film


American industry is on the move

Detroit showcases global car trend

How GM Lost -- And Found -- The Path To Innovation

Automakers let app developers drive innovation

Detroit Sheds Pounds For Gas-Mileage Gains

GQ's Detroit Auto Show Preview


35 Urban Innovations We're Watching This Year

Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You

Game Changers | Planning: The Great Lakes Century

America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development

Toward the Walkable City


Editorial: Time to get Michigan moving

Snyder applauds Detroit's efforts, slows the financial review|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Trying to predict the future of the Great Lakes

Lower west side story: 'Gateway Project' may revive once-thriving stretch near downtown GR

EDITORIAL: Leadership, trust keys to Future City


Forces rally to redefine Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Time's running out for Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit Mayor: Takeover Decision Could Come Friday

Nancy Kaffer: Bing, council pulling together as Detroit's crisis grows|topnews|text|Opinion

Brian Dickerson: Detroit Future City plan confronts grim realities and maps a plausible way forward|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Robert Ficano must give deposition in lawsuit by former aide|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

I-69 International Trade Corridor NDMC launches new website

Sandy Pierce named chairman, CEO of FirstMerit Michigan

Canton embarks on new marketing plan


Netherlands' futuristic highway plans largely impractical in Michigan|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Woodward light-rail project will receive $25 million in federal funding|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

How Are Michigan's Roads? Tell SEMCOG the Good, the Bad and the Ugly


Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope

Detroit Works unveils 'Future City' concept, suggests uses for vacant land

Developer pitches $1B commonwealth for Belle Isle|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Belle Isle: Motown's Monaco

A plan to save Detroit: Report calls for a smaller, stronger Motor City|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Online ideas kickstart new Detroit businesses|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Dan Gilbert sets sights on another downtown Detroit skyscraper|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Kresge Foundation gives $150 million to help make a leaner, greener Detroit|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Cobo Center's $299M revamp on target|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit nudged into 21st century with 'Future City' plan|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works report recommends realigned transportation, employment districts, land reuse, lighting solutions

From vacant to vibrant: A coalition rises

Q&A with George Jackson DEGC


The Rise of Graffiti in Detroit

A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It

Detroit putting pieces back together, with food and art leading the way

Guest commentary: Detroit as vacation spot? Believe in it

North America’s Mecca for Feather Bowling Is in Metro Detroit

Detroit’s problems are also Toledo’s

Kresge to begin making grants to fuel Future City changes by summer


The great innovation debate

State of the Climate | National Overview | Annual 2012

No Longer the 'Party of Eisenhower and Reagan'

Is Broadband Internet Access a Public Utility?

Made in America, Again
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. is politically savvy and can make economic sense.

ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Policy news from Detroit: January 6, 2013


‘I think Detroit’s going to comeback’

EDITORIAL: Regional success -- Caring about Detroit is a matter of self-interest

Hope in Detroit: An Outsider on Motown’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance

How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime

Reading the City

Demolition of dreams: 12 Detroit homes razed by mistake|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Snyder signs transit, lighting, downtown arena bills: 'An exciting day for Detroit'|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wings arena, regional transit bills|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Governor Snyder On Reinventing Michigan: More Than Meets The Eye

Snyder signs bill ending fees to treasurers|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Reforms boost Michigan's ability to compete|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Lou Glazer: Improving Michigan's business climate may not yield dividends some expect

NextEnergy, MEDC Launch Michigan Accelerating Technologies Grant

Brownfield has been backbone of urban development (Grand Rapids)


What will happen to Detroit?

Bing announces new plans to raise $50M in revenue for Detroit|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Next mayor faces unclear role amid Detroit's woes|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works Project readies plan for key areas of city

Detroit to reach turning point|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


Detroit beginning to hear rumblings of renewal

Welcome to the New Businesses -- Thank You to Those Businesses That Stayed

Gilbert, partners buy 5 more Detroit buildings, including Kresge|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Dan Gilbert's investments in Detroit could serve as a catalyst for even more development|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Midtown's boom shows no sign of slowing down|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Cobo Center's new riverside atrium entrance is nearly ready|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit takes first step toward injecting life into Hart Plaza|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit cultural gems DSO, DIA and science center show luster again|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

An Idea To Build A Tiny Forest In Detroit’s Heart

Detroit Mobile City IOS Conference Hopes To Spur City's Tech Economy

Detroit Breaking Ground As Lab For Wireless Innovation

Ford announces $10-million community center in Mexicantown|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

An Urban Tree Farm Grows In Detroit

Detroit's Big Three trying to power up Motor City

Developing Detroit: Five major developments to keep an eye on in 2013


7 Facts About Government Benefits and Who Gets Them

America’s European moment

The dangers of ‘outsourcing’ public education

Rob Sisson: Building a greener future for the GOP


Imagine Air Travel Without Hassle: Surf Air Can

PSFK toured the UK airline's newest clubhouse and spa at JFK and LHR.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Ann Arbor officials hope new railroad ownership could boost commuter rail, greenway plans

Airport City Manchester – a £650 million ‘Aerotropolis’

Youths demonstrate at 8 Mile and Woodward for 'truly regional' transit

Editorial: Repair Michigan's infrastructure

2 Washtenaw County reps appointed to Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority board

50 Best and Worst US Transportation Projects, State By State

How an Industrial City Reinvented Itself as a Sustainability Hub


Wayne County short on cash, but not on appointees|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Fmr. Ficano fundraiser denies wrongdoing; invokes 5th Amendment rights to avoid some questions

Crain's puts money on the map: Major investments along 5 regional roadways

Tom Walsh: What's next for Michigan's economy to be discussed at Detroit Economic Club luncheon

Wayne County leaders vow to trim deficit

Carol Cain: Hackel extols virtues of Macomb living

Auto industry drives investment along Michigan Avenue in 2012

Van Dyke: $1.3 billion in manufacturing, Menards and Shelby restaurants

John P. McCulloch is new Huron-Clinton Metroparks director

Busy corridors: Heart of Detroit gets spotlight, but arteries draw development, too


Return to the City: Renewal of Inner City Retail Stores

America's Baby Boom And Baby Bust Cities

Foundations are credited with resurrecting the Pittsburgh's economy after the 1980s' collapse

The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013


The Best Green Ideas of 2012

M@dison Building, D:hive, coffee shops dominate start-up news in 2012

51 coolest gadgets of 2012

8 ways Detroit restored our faith in humanity in 2012

Detroit 2012: A Look Back At The City's Biggest Trends And Most Memorable Moments

Detroit in 2012: The Year Our Tech Scene Became Legit

Future City Tactical -- 12 Musings From Detroit 2012


Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)

The Freedom of an Armed Society

Goodbye, CCHA

Hazen Pingree: Quite possibly Detroit's finest mayor|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Tom Walsh: Detroit is missing an auto tourist attraction

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

Remains to Be Seen
‘Detroit City Is the Place to Be,’ by Mark Binelli

For a better tomorrow, the time to act is now, futurist says