Sunday, January 6, 2013

Policy news from Detroit: January 6, 2013

FEATURED

‘I think Detroit’s going to comeback’
http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50301045/#50301045

EDITORIAL: Regional success -- Caring about Detroit is a matter of self-interest
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20130103/OPINION/301030329/EDITORIAL-Regional-success-Caring-about-Detroit-matter-self-interest

Hope in Detroit: An Outsider on Motown’s Entrepreneurial Renaissance
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/18/hope-in-detroit-an-outsider-on-motowns-entrepreneurial-renaissance/

How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/how-economic-development-changing-geography-urban-crime/4187/

Reading the City
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/reading-the-city/

Demolition of dreams: 12 Detroit homes razed by mistake
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130105/METRO01/301050343/Demolition-dreams-12-Detroit-homes-razed-by-mistake?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


MICHIGAN POLICY, POLITICS, & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Snyder signs transit, lighting, downtown arena bills: 'An exciting day for Detroit'
http://www.freep.com/article/20121219/NEWS06/121219037/gov-Rick-Snyder-Mayor-Dave-Bing-lame-duck-bills-legislation?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Snyder signs Detroit lighting, Red Wings arena, regional transit bills
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/POLITICS02/212190395/Snyder-signs-Detroit-lighting-Red-Wings-arena-regional-transit-bills?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Governor Snyder On Reinventing Michigan: More Than Meets The Eye
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/12/12/governor-snyder-on-reinventing-michigan-more-than-meets-the-eye/

Snyder signs bill ending fees to treasurers
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121222/POLITICS02/212220333/Snyder-signs-bill-ending-fees-treasurers?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Editorial: Reforms boost Michigan's ability to compete
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/OPINION01/301030340/Editorial-Reforms-boost-Michigan-s-ability-compete?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Lou Glazer: Improving Michigan's business climate may not yield dividends some expect
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/OPINION01/301060159

NextEnergy, MEDC Launch Michigan Accelerating Technologies Grant
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/18/nextenergy-medc-launch-michigan-accelerating-technologies-energy-grant/

Brownfield has been backbone of urban development (Grand Rapids)
http://www.grbj.com/articles/75785-brownfield-has-been-backbone-of-urban-development


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

What will happen to Detroit?
http://metrotimes.com/columns/what-will-happen-to-detroit-1.1423587

Bing announces new plans to raise $50M in revenue for Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/METRO01/212190411/Bing-announces-new-plans-raise-50M-revenue-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Next mayor faces unclear role amid Detroit's woes
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130101/METRO01/301010325/Next-mayor-faces-unclear-role-amid-city-s-woes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit Works Project readies plan for key areas of city
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121220/NEWS/121229982/-detroit-works-project-readies-plan-for-key-areas-of-city

Detroit to reach turning point
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130103/OPINION03/301030346/Detroit-reach-turning-point?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit beginning to hear rumblings of renewal
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/travel/2013/01/06/1-detroit-beginning-to-hear-rumblings-of-renewal.html

Welcome to the New Businesses -- Thank You to Those Businesses That Stayed
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-loviogeorge/detroit-business-community_b_2411469.html

Gilbert, partners buy 5 more Detroit buildings, including Kresge
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121219/BIZ/212190351/Gilbert-partners-buy-5-more-Detroit-buildings-including-Kresge?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Dan Gilbert's investments in Detroit could serve as a catalyst for even more development
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121224/OPINION01/212240314/Dan-Gilbert-s-investments-Detroit-could-serve-catalyst-even-more-development?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Midtown's boom shows no sign of slowing down
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121221/BIZ/212210338/Midtown-s-boom-shows-no-sign-slowing-down?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Cobo Center's new riverside atrium entrance is nearly ready
http://www.freep.com/article/20121221/BUSINESS06/312210042/Cobo-Center-s-new-riverside-atrium-entrance-is-nearly-ready?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit takes first step toward injecting life into Hart Plaza
http://www.freep.com/article/20121221/BUSINESS06/312210143/Detroit-takes-first-step-toward-injecting-life-into-Hart-Plaza?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit cultural gems DSO, DIA and science center show luster again
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121220/ENT01/212200394/Detroit-cultural-gems-DSO-DIA-science-center-show-luster-again?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

An Idea To Build A Tiny Forest In Detroit’s Heart
http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671553/an-idea-to-build-a-tiny-forest-in-detroits-heart#1

Detroit Mobile City IOS Conference Hopes To Spur City's Tech Economy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/mobile-city-detroit-ios-conference-tech_n_2365221.html

Detroit Breaking Ground As Lab For Wireless Innovation
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/18/detroit-breaking-ground-as-lab-for-wireless-innovation/

Ford announces $10-million community center in Mexicantown
http://www.freep.com/article/20121218/NEWS01/121218060/ford-to-open-mexicantown-community-center?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

An Urban Tree Farm Grows In Detroit
http://www.npr.org/2012/12/21/167807136/an-urban-tree-farm-grows-in-detroit

Detroit's Big Three trying to power up Motor City
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/detroits-big-three-trying-power-motor-city-1B7818498

Developing Detroit: Five major developments to keep an eye on in 2013
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/developing_detroit_five_major.html


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

7 Facts About Government Benefits and Who Gets Them
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/7-facts-about-government-benefits-and-who-gets-them/266428/

America’s European moment
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569024-troubling-similarities-between-fiscal-mismanagement-washington-and-mess

The dangers of ‘outsourcing’ public education
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/05/the-dangers-of-outsourcing-public-education/

Rob Sisson: Building a greener future for the GOP
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2013/jan/6/rob-sisson-explains-how-he-building-greener-future/


TRANSPORTATION

Imagine Air Travel Without Hassle: Surf Air Can
http://www.fastcompany.com/3002963/imagine-air-travel-without-hassle-surf-air-can?goback=.gde_771237_member_198546952

PSFK toured the UK airline's newest clubhouse and spa at JFK and LHR.
http://www.psfk.com/2013/01/virgin-atlantic-jfk-lhr-clubhouse.html?goback=.gde_771237_member_200864337

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/01/what-really-matters-increasing-transit-ridership/4275/

Ann Arbor officials hope new railroad ownership could boost commuter rail, greenway plans
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-officials-hopeful-new-ownership-of-ann-arbor-railroad-will-bring-improved-relations/

Airport City Manchester – a £650 million ‘Aerotropolis’
http://designbuildsource.com.au/airport-city-manchester-a-650-million-aerotropolis

Youths demonstrate at 8 Mile and Woodward for 'truly regional' transit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/01/youths_demonstrate_at_8_mile_a.html

Editorial: Repair Michigan's infrastructure
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121228/OPINION01/212280336/1008/opinion01/Editorial-Repair-Michigan-s-infrastructure

2 Washtenaw County reps appointed to Southeast Michigan Regional Transit Authority board
http://annarbor.com/news/2-washtenaw-county-representatives-appointed-regional-transit-authority-board/

50 Best and Worst US Transportation Projects, State By State
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/24404

How an Industrial City Reinvented Itself as a Sustainability Hub
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/12/how-industrial-city-reinvented-itself-sustainability-hub/4186/


REGIONAL NEWS

Wayne County short on cash, but not on appointees
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/NEWS02/301060266/Wayne-County-short-on-cash-but-not-on-appointees?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Fmr. Ficano fundraiser denies wrongdoing; invokes 5th Amendment rights to avoid some questions
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/fmr-ficano-fundraiser-denies-wrongdoing-invokes-fifth-amendment-rights-to-avoid-some-questions

Crain's puts money on the map: Major investments along 5 regional roadways
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130102/NEWS/130109985/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
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/COL06/301060157/Tom-Walsh-What-s-next-for-Michigan-s-economy-to-be-discussed-at-Detroit-Economic-Club-luncheon

Wayne County leaders vow to trim deficit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130104/METRO01/301040371/1409/metro/Wayne-County-leaders-vow-trim-deficit

Carol Cain: Hackel extols virtues of Macomb living
http://www.freep.com/article/20130106/COL24/301060139/Carol-Cain-Hackel-extols-virtues-of-Macomb-living

Auto industry drives investment along Michigan Avenue in 2012
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121227/NEWS/121229926/auto-industry-drives-investment-along-michigan-avenue-in-2012

Van Dyke: $1.3 billion in manufacturing, Menards and Shelby restaurants
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20121226/NEWS/121229936/van-dyke-1-3-billion-in-manufacturing-menards-and-shelby

John P. McCulloch is new Huron-Clinton Metroparks director
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/01/03/news/local_news/doc50e52efc681b5619017371.txt

Busy corridors: Heart of Detroit gets spotlight, but arteries draw development, too
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130106/NEWS/130109930/busy-corridors-heart-of-detroit-gets-spotlight-but-arteries-draw


CITIES / URBANISM / SUSTAINABILITY

Return to the City: Renewal of Inner City Retail Stores
http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterloeb/2012/12/28/return-to-the-city-renewal-of-inner-city-retail-stores/

America's Baby Boom And Baby Bust Cities
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2012/12/21/americas-baby-boom-and-baby-bust-cities/

Foundations are credited with resurrecting the Pittsburgh's economy after the 1980s' collapse
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/news/foundations-are-credited-with-resurrecting-the-pittsburghs-economy-after-the-1980s-collapse-667625/

The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2013/01/5-most-important-sustainability-stories-2013/4288/


2012

The Best Green Ideas of 2012
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2012/12/best-green-ideas-2012/4280/

M@dison Building, D:hive, coffee shops dominate start-up news in 2012
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/startupnewstopfive121812.aspx

51 coolest gadgets of 2012
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2012/12/26/cool-gadgets.fortune/index.html

8 ways Detroit restored our faith in humanity in 2012
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/12/5_ways_detroit_restored_our_fa.html#incart_river_default

Detroit 2012: A Look Back At The City's Biggest Trends And Most Memorable Moments
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/31/detroit-2012-michigan-year-in-review_n_2389633.html?utm_hp_ref=detroit

Detroit in 2012: The Year Our Tech Scene Became Legit
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2012/12/27/detroit-in-2012-the-year-our-tech-scene-became-legit/

Future City Tactical -- 12 Musings From Detroit 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-lorimer/impact-investing_b_2405511.html

CULTURE / OTHER

Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/joe-scarborough-newtown-shooting_n_2315100.html

The Freedom of an Armed Society
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/the-freedom-of-an-armed-society/?smid=fb-share

Goodbye, CCHA
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20121230/SPORTS02/212300311/Goodbye-CCHA

Hazen Pingree: Quite possibly Detroit's finest mayor
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130106/METRO/301060302/Hazen-Pingree-Quite-possibly-Detroit-s-finest-mayor?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Tom Walsh: Detroit is missing an auto tourist attraction
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130106/OPINION01/301060336/Tom-Walsh-Detroit-missing-an-auto-tourist-attraction

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive

Remains to Be Seen
‘Detroit City Is the Place to Be,’ by Mark Binelli
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/detroit-city-is-the-place-to-be-by-mark-binelli.html?_r=0

For a better tomorrow, the time to act is now, futurist says
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/for-a-better-tomorrow-the-time-to-act-is-now-futurist-says-668444/

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