Sunday, January 13, 2013

Policy News from Detroit: January 13, 2013

FEATURED

Bridge to Canada: Al Madrigal exposes slick-talking Canadian bridge builders operating in Michigan
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-january-9-2013/bridge-to-canada?xrs=playershare_fb

Information In America Moves 33,480,000 Times Faster Than It Did 200 Years Ago
http://jalopnik.com/5975008/information-in-america-moves-33480000-times-faster-than-it-did-200-years-ago

In Beleaguered Detroit, a Media-Wise Group Shows Reporters the Brighter Side
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/business/media/detroit-group-helps-journalists-cover-the-citys-ups-and-downs.html

Detroit 360 Film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpCCzr8QW4&feature=youtu.be


BUSINESS / AUTO

American industry is on the move
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6709cc5c-58ed-11e2-b59d-00144feab49a.html?goback=.gde_1334187_member_202614638

Detroit showcases global car trend
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2fd3ead8-5c26-11e2-ab38-00144feab49a.html

How GM Lost -- And Found -- The Path To Innovation
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2013/01/13/how-gm-lost-and-found-the-path-to-innovation/

Automakers let app developers drive innovation
http://www.freep.com/article/20130111/BUSINESS01/130111014/Automakers-let-app-developers-drive-innovation

Detroit Sheds Pounds For Gas-Mileage Gains
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595704578239812708897212.html

GQ's Detroit Auto Show Preview
http://www.gq.com/cars-gear/cars/201301/detroit-auto-show-jamie-lincoln-kitman#slide=1


CITIES / URBANISM

35 Urban Innovations We're Watching This Year
http://mashable.com/2012/12/31/top-global-innovations/

Washington’s Economic Boom, Financed by You
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/washingtons-economic-boom-financed-by-you.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Game Changers | Planning: The Great Lakes Century
http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20130109/game-changers-planning-the-great-lakes-century

America's "greenest street" provides a blueprint for sustainable urban development
http://www.gizmag.com/chicago-cermak-road-greenest-street-america/25661/

Toward the Walkable City
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/01/toward-walkable-city/4195/


MICHIGAN POLICY & POLITICS

Editorial: Time to get Michigan moving
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION01/301110323/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Time-get-Michigan-moving

Snyder applauds Detroit's efforts, slows the financial review
http://www.freep.com/article/20130111/NEWS01/301110119/Snyder-applauds-Detroit-s-efforts-slows-the-financial-review?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Trying to predict the future of the Great Lakes
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/trying-predict-future-great-lakes

Lower west side story: 'Gateway Project' may revive once-thriving stretch near downtown GR
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139997/lower-west-side-story-gateway-project-may-revive-once-thriving

EDITORIAL: Leadership, trust keys to Future City
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139978/editorial-leadership-trust-keys-to-future-city


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

Forces rally to redefine Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION03/301110332/Forces-rally-redefine-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Time's running out for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130107/OPINION01/301070304/Editorial-Time-s-running-out-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit Mayor: Takeover Decision Could Come Friday
http://abcnews.go.com/US/t/story/detroit-mayor-takeover-decision-friday-18165280

Nancy Kaffer: Bing, council pulling together as Detroit's crisis grows
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/COL43/301110007/Nancy-Kaffer-Bing-council-pulling-together-as-crisis-grows?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion

Brian Dickerson: Detroit Future City plan confronts grim realities and maps a plausible way forward
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/COL04/301100126/Editorial-Detroit-Future-City-plan-confronts-grim-realities-and-maps-a-plausible-way-forward?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


REGIONAL NEWS

Robert Ficano must give deposition in lawsuit by former aide
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/NEWS02/130109092/Robert-Ficano-must-give-deposition-lawsuit-by-former-aide?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

I-69 International Trade Corridor NDMC launches new website
http://i-69internationaltradecorridor.com/

Sandy Pierce named chairman, CEO of FirstMerit Michigan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130109/NEWS/130109868/sandy-pierce-named-chairman-ceo-of-firstmerit-michigan

Canton embarks on new marketing plan
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20130113/NEWS03/301130456


TRANSPORTATION

Netherlands' futuristic highway plans largely impractical in Michigan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130111/OPINION03/301110345/Netherland-s-futuristic-highway-plans-largely-impractical-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Woodward light-rail project will receive $25 million in federal funding
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/NEWS01/130110064/ray-lahood-to-visit-detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Michigan%20news|s

How Are Michigan's Roads? Tell SEMCOG the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
http://dearborn.patch.com/articles/how-are-michigans-roads-tell-semcog-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly#youtube_video-12819114


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/12/detroit-technology-fresh-hope

Detroit Works unveils 'Future City' concept, suggests uses for vacant land
http://www.freep.com/article/20130108/NEWS01/130108058

Developer pitches $1B commonwealth for Belle Isle
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130112/BIZ/301120319/Developer-pitches-1B-commonwealth-Belle-Isle?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Belle Isle: Motown's Monaco
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130112/NEWS/301139971/belle-isle-motowns-monaco

A plan to save Detroit: Report calls for a smaller, stronger Motor City
http://www.freep.com/article/20130109/BUSINESS06/301090119/A-plan-to-save-Detroit-Report-calls-for-a-smaller-stronger-Motor-City?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Online ideas kickstart new Detroit businesses
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130108/BIZ/301080356/Online-ideas-kickstart-new-Detroit-businesses?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Dan Gilbert sets sights on another downtown Detroit skyscraper
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130107/BIZ/301070433/Dan-Gilbert-sets-sights-another-downtown-Detroit-skyscraper?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Kresge Foundation gives $150 million to help make a leaner, greener Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20130110/BUSINESS06/301100246/Kresge-Foundation-gives-150-million-to-help-make-a-leaner-greener-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Cobo Center's $299M revamp on target
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130110/BIZ/301100338/Cobo-Center-s-299M-revamp-target?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit nudged into 21st century with 'Future City' plan
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130110/OPINION03/301100368/Detroit-nudged-into-21st-century-Future-City-plan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works report recommends realigned transportation, employment districts, land reuse, lighting solutions
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130109/NEWS/130109875/detroit-works-report-recommends-realigned-transportation-employment

From vacant to vibrant: A coalition rises
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/vacantprops113.aspx

Q&A with George Jackson DEGC
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/qa_plans_for_tiger_stadium_sit.html


CULTURE / OTHER

The Rise of Graffiti in Detroit
http://news.yahoo.com/rise-graffiti-detroit-201100407.html

A Different Detroit, As A Native Tells It
http://www.npr.org/2013/01/05/168480013/digging-up-a-different-detroit

Detroit putting pieces back together, with food and art leading the way
http://www.twincities.com/life/ci_22305677/new-model-from-detroit-city-that-crashed-and?source=rss

Guest commentary: Detroit as vacation spot? Believe in it
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/OPINION05/301060131

North America’s Mecca for Feather Bowling Is in Metro Detroit
http://news.yahoo.com/north-america-mecca-feather-bowling-metro-detroit-213500923.html

Detroit’s problems are also Toledo’s
http://www.toledoblade.com/JeffGerritt/2013/01/13/Detroit-s-problems-are-also-Toledo-s.html

Kresge to begin making grants to fuel Future City changes by summer
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130113/NEWS/301139976/kresge-to-begin-making-grants-to-fuel-future-city-changes-by-summer


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

The great innovation debate
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569393-fears-innovation-slowing-are-exaggerated-governments-need-help-it-along-great

State of the Climate | National Overview | Annual 2012
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/13

No Longer the 'Party of Eisenhower and Reagan'
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/01/no-longer-the-party-of-eisenhower-and-reagan/267092/

Is Broadband Internet Access a Public Utility?
http://business.time.com/2013/01/09/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.
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/509326/made-in-america-again/

ObamaCare's Health-Insurance Sticker Shock
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323936804578227890968100984.html

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