Sunday, February 17, 2013

News from Detroit: February 17, 2013

FEATURED

Meet The Makers: Rebuilding Detroit by Hand
http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682411/meet-the-makers-rebuilding-detroit-by-hand#1

Remaking Detroit: Can Creative Companies Save an American City on the Brink?
http://www.fastcocreate.com/1682409/remaking-detroit-can-creative-companies-save-an-american-city-on-the-brink

Now Atlanta Is Turning Old Tracks Green
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/us/beltline-provides-new-life-to-railroad-tracks-in-atlanta.html


NATIONAL POLICY & POLITICS

The New and Improved Electoral College Map
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/02/the-new-and-improved-electoral-college-map/273190/#

The Social Trends Driving American Gangs and Gun Violence
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/02/the-social-trends-driving-american-gangs-and-gun-violence/273170/#

How to Unparalyze Us
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-to-unparalyze-us.html

Margin calls
Life on the edges of America’s financial mainstream
http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21571882-life-edges-americas-financial-mainstream-margin-calls


DETROIT BUSINESS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Detroit Labs doubles staff, preps to move into its own space
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/detroitlabs021213.aspx

Urban trailblazing: New series looks for trends before they happen
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/straights213.aspx

Guest Blogger: David Tarver
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/davidtarver0288.aspx

Creativity flourishes at Detroit Labs, a smartphone app developer
http://www.freep.com/article/20130217/BUSINESS06/302170113/Creativity-flourishes-at-Detroit-Labs-a-smartphone-app-developer

TechTown lands $1M to create Detroit Technology Exchange
http://www.modeldmedia.com/startupnews/detroittechnologyexchange021213.aspx

Comerica refi may hint at Wings arena financing
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130217/NEWS/302179964/comerica-refi-may-hint-at-wings-arena-financing


DETROIT POLICY & POLITICS

New Detroit Blight Authority to speed up bringing houses down
http://www.freep.com/article/20130215/NEWS01/302150119/New-Detroit-Blight-Authority-to-speed-up-bringing-houses-down?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Tom Walsh: If GM thrived after bankruptcy, why not Detroit?
http://www.freep.com/article/20130215/COL06/302150149/Tom-Walsh-If-GM-thrived-after-bankruptcy-why-not-Detroit-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

'Dry Bones'? Hardly — There's Still Life In Detroit
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/13/171822784/dry-bones-hardly-theres-still-life-in-detroit

Thomas and Dewar: What Detroit could learn from Youngstown
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130214/OPINION01/302140327/1008/opinion01/Thomas-Dewar-What-Detroit-could-learn-from-Youngstown

Bing announces partnership to raze more homes, defends 'difficult decisions'
http://www.freep.com/article/20130213/NEWS01/130213086/Bing-addresses-blight-finances-State-City-watch-live-

Detroit Mayor Says City Is Making Progress on Debt
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/us/bing-sees-progress-on-detroits-debt.html?_r=0

EDITORIAL: Better under Bing isn't good enoug
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130217/NEWS/302179982/editorial-better-under-bing-isnt-good-enough

KEITH CRAIN: Of course they don't like the idea of an EM
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130217/NEWS/302179981/keith-crain-of-course-they-dont-like-the-idea-of-an-em


CITIES

Fallacy of the creative class: Why Richard Florida’s ‘urban renaissance’ won’t save U.S. cities
http://grist.org/cities/fallacy-of-the-creative-class/

Healthier Communities Through Design
http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20130216/healthier-communities-through-design

10 principles for making high-density cities better
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/10_principles_for_making_high-.html

The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/02/geometry-transit-friendly-neighborhoods/4662/


CULTURE

MOCAD Renovation: Plan For Detroit Art Museum Wins Architectural Review Award (PHOTO)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/mocad-renovation-detroit-photo_n_2696124.html

Building Facade, Detroit
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/building-facade-detroit/

Detroit: Pictures of a Neighborhood
http://www.theweeklings.com/tbarlow/2013/02/14/detroit-pictures-of-a-neighborhood/

An 'Autopsy' Of Detroit Finds Resilience In A Struggling City
http://www.npr.org/2013/02/11/171702111/an-autopsy-of-detroit-finds-resilience-in-a-struggling-city


BUSINESS / AUTO

Can fuel-cells overtake batteries in the race to be green?
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130214/OPINION03/302140323/1362/OPINION0339/Can-fuel-cells-overtake-batteries-in-the-race-to-be-green

Impact Investing for the New Economy: People
http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/02/impact-investing-new-economy/

Michigan battery firm spent $143M of U.S. grant, never made one item
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130214/BIZ/302140383/

2 new venture funds formed in Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20130212/BUSINESS06/302120027/2-new-venture-funds-formed-in-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Automation Alley accepting applications for entrepreneur fellowships
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130215/NEWS/130219885/automation-alley-accepting-applications-for-entrepreneur-fellowships


MICHIGAN POLICY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, POLITICS

Time to support Snyder
http://metrotimes.com/news/politics-and-prejudices/time-to-support-snyder-1.1443422

Phil Power: Gov. Rick Snyder makes clear he's about investment
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130214/OPINION01/302140323/Phil-Power-Gov-Rick-Snyder-makes-clear-he-s-about-investment

Snyder wants state to be leader for emerging automated technology
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130215/AUTO01/302150432/1361/State-legislature-may-OK-testing-of-autonomous-vehicles

I-69 International Trade Corridor group sends tax-free renaissance zone request to Lansing
http://www.mlive.com/business/mid-michigan/index.ssf/2013/02/i-69_1.html

Detroit chamber's goals may not match state GOP's
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130217/NEWS/302179984/capitol-briefings-detroit-chambers-goals-may-not-match-state-gops


TRANSPORTATION

South Korea's aerotropolis blueprint is no flight of fancy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/15/songdo-south-korea-aerotropolis

Midwest High-Speed Rail: Hundreds Of Firms Will Benefit From New Web Of Routes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/10/midwest-highspeed-rail-hu_n_2657446.html

Ray LaHood: “Sitting on the Sidelines Doesn’t Accomplish Anything”
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/02/14/ray-lahood-sitting-on-the-sidelines-doesnt-accomplish-anything/

Left In The Dark: Copper Thieves Rob Detroit Freeways Of Light
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/02/15/left-in-the-dark-copper-thieves-rob-detroit-freeways-of-light/

A 12th stop might be in M1 Rail's future, pending federal approval
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20130213/NEWS/130219932


REGIONAL NEWS

Macomb County's Top Businesses Recognized
http://stclairshores.patch.com/articles/macomb-county-s-top-businesses-recognized#photo-13347062

DOWNRIVER: Ficano: Hype can help grow region
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2013/02/16/news/doc511e5de6ab428045867050.txt

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