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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:57:31 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Trump Mentions Detroit in Inaugural Address http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22134-Trump-Mentions-Detroit-in-Inaugural-Address&goto=newpost Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:14:25 GMT ---Quote--- “Whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they...
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“Whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.”
quoted from NYTimes opinion section: Liberal Critics Should Take A Closer Look

He likewise mentioned urban issues in his acceptance speech. Both times near the top.

Hope and change as possible for the city. Others seem doom and gloom. But we're on Trump's radar.

How would you like to see President Trump help cities? What shibboleths can he break to make positive change for the city we all love? What might you say if you were in his cabinet? What laws should be changed, that we could not imagine President Obama nor. President Bush change?

(Please, if you just want to slam President Trump -- don't. Not looking for predictions of doom and gloom, snark or denial. I'm looking for ideas for change that might only now be possible for a non-Republican, non-Democrat, non-Washingtoner, non-Manhattanite...)
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Discuss Detroit Wesley Mouch http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22134-Trump-Mentions-Detroit-in-Inaugural-Address
Having Trouble Keeping Up with the Dizzying Pace of Development in Detroit? Try This. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22133-Having-Trouble-Keeping-Up-with-the-Dizzying-Pace-of-Development-in-Detroit-Try-This&goto=newpost Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:37:23 GMT _Curbed Detroit has a nice all-in-one listing of major Detroit residential developments_...
Curbed Detroit has a nice all-in-one listing of major Detroit residential developments either underway or in advanced planning with images/renderings of each and locations.

It is simply astonishing what is happening. Mind you, almost all are within the city core 'Green Zone' but, justice issues aside, this is clearly good for the City of Detroit. Remember the days when just one of these announcement would create great excitement? Now it's difficult to keep track of them all.

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An Urban beach for Detroit’s Riverfront? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22132-An-Urban-beach-for-Detroit’s-Riverfront&goto=newpost Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:13:10 GMT
Nice idea for the dog days of winter, eh? An idea for converting a section of the Detroit Riverfront between Chene Park and Stroh's place into an urban beach front has made the list, along with 20 other intriguing proposals, of finalists for the Knight [Foundation] Cities Challenge as reported by Curbed Detroit which included the below image of an example from Toronto.



Other Finalist Proposals for Detroit include:

Atwater Beach by Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (submitted by Jan Shimshock): Further activating the Detroit waterfront by creating an inviting, urban beach along the city’s Atwater Street.

Better Buildings, Better Blocks by Building Community Value (submitted by Chase L. Cantrell): Fostering talent in Detroit, and providing a pipeline for minorities into real estate jobs, by teaching the fundamentals of small-scale property development and providing initial project financing.

Bus Stoplets by Southwest Detroit Business Association (submitted by Greg Mangan): Improving the commute for transit riders by creating inviting bus stops that have the feel of an intimate city park.

Crossing Trumbull by Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corp. (submitted by Angie Gaabo): Bringing together the residents of Woodbridge, often divided geographically and socio-economically, through adult walking and youth biking clubs.

City Asset Map: Mapping Mobility in Motown by Detroit Experience Factory (submitted by Matt Chung): Fostering connection and civic involvement in Detroit by creating a map that highlights cultural, educational and mobility resources, such as libraries, health centers, museums, educational spaces, bike infrastructure and parks.

Design Center in a Box: A Place for Informed Community Exchange by City of Detroit Department of Planning (submitted by Maurice D. Cox): Promoting civic engagement by creating “pop-up” city planning offices where residents can connect with city planning staff and others to exchange ideas and become informed about the design and planning work happening in their neighborhood and the city at large.

Detroit Youth Council of Urban Explorers by Bleeding Heart Design (submitted by Rebecca Bucky Willis): Helping the next generation advocate for good city planning by sending Detroit teenagers to pioneering cities to learn best practices they can execute back home.

Dip ’N’ Dive Detroit by City of Detroit Planning and Development Department (submitted by Maurice D. Cox):Creating spaces where residents can meet, connect and share experiences by creating pop-up swimming events at a temporary “River Pool” at the Detroit River.

The Discovery Place by Detroit Future City (submitted by Allandra Bulger): Activating open spaces in Detroit as meeting places and libraries run by and for residents who otherwise lack these amenities.

Green Culture Shift by Detroit Future City (submitted by Alex Kellogg): Creating innovative, experiential tools that change how Detroiters think about planning and transforming green spaces in urban neighborhoods.

Happy 18th Birthday! Local Citizenship Kit by CitizenDetroit (submitted by Sandra Stahl): Celebrating Detroiters becoming eligible to vote by sending them a local citizenship kit in the mail on their 18th birthday.

Las Luces de la Noche by Invest Detroit (submitted by Michael R. Smith): Making Clark Park, a neighborhood recreation hub, a safer place for residents to come together through new public lighting and programming.

Mack Lot: A New Kind of Gathering Place by MACC Development (submitted by Ezekiel Harris): Bringing people of different backgrounds together by transforming a vacant 8,000-square-foot lot into a meeting space that will include a performance stage, a playground, rain gardens, public work spaces and space for food vendors.

Mine Your Own Business by Michigan Women’s Foundation (submitted by Carolyn Cassin): Offering education, mentorship and capital for aspiring women entrepreneurs through business accelerators at neighborhood churches.
Motor City Matchbox by Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Small Business/Motor

City Match (submitted by Helen Broughton): Making it easier to launch pop-up business and art events in the city’s vacant buildings – and demonstrate what could happen in disinvested areas – by creating a mobile how-to toolkit.
Neighborhood Voice: Increase Civic Engagement by Equipping Community

Connectors (submitted by Garlin Gilchrist II): Improving ways to obtain feedback from neighborhoods by supporting the best connected people – such as barbers, bartenders and baristas – to get and share feedback through technology, tools and training.

Reaching Across the Border: Detroit and Grosse Pointe by Mash Detroit (submitted by Marlowe Stoudamire): Inspiring residents near the border of Detroit and Grosse Pointe to collaborate on reimagining their common public spaces by offering mini-grants to teams of residents from both areas.

Shovel Share by Michigan Community Resources (submitted by Lydia Rae Levinson): Sparking neighborhood revitalization by providing community groups with the tools and resources they need to maintain and revamp their neighborhoods.

Sign ON by Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp. (submitted by Martha Potere): Enlivening Grandmont Rosedale by pairing local artists with small business owners to create a “gallery of signage” that treats commercial signs as public art.

Slow Roll – The Power of 25,000 by Detroit Bike City LLC (doing business as Slow Roll) (submitted by Jeff Herron): Exploring why 25,000 Detroiters joined a cycling movement and sharing the learning with other cities so they can replicate the model.

The Table (submitted by Orlando P. Bailey): Giving people a voice in what happens next in their neighborhoods by convening them regularly to share ideas that can move the city forward.

http://www.knightfoundation.org/arti...ties-challenge
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A question Trump should ask the Dems tomorrow http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22131-A-question-Trump-should-ask-the-Dems-tomorrow&goto=newpost Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:12:18 GMT Many Dem congresspersons will skip the inauguration tomorrow in a whining insult to the Office of the Presidency. Trump should ask this question...
Many Dem congresspersons will skip the inauguration tomorrow in a whining insult to the Office of the Presidency.

Trump should ask this question of those yellow-dog Dems:

"If you people can't win an election against a guy like me, what makes you think you can run the country?"
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<![CDATA[Canada's Trump? Kevin O'Leary (from Shark Tank) seeks to lead Canada's Conservatives]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22130-Canada-s-Trump-Kevin-O-Leary-(from-Shark-Tank)-seeks-to-lead-Canada-s-Conservatives&goto=newpost Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:23:11 GMT
Just thought I'd post this here for the amusement of my American cousins.

Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank is running to be the next leader of Canada's Conservative Party.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/kevin...m-in-1.3245919
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10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend - Jan 20-22, 2017 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22129-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-Jan-20-22-2017&goto=newpost Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:11:16 GMT
  1. Watch fireworks and ice carving at the Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester.
  2. Immerse yourself in Mozart as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrates his musical contributions.
  3. Get up close and personal with your favorite players during TigerFest at Comerica Park.
  4. Pick up tips and encouragement from a dance pro at a free workshop at the Ann Arbor Y.
  5. Have a blast on the winter slide, ice rink or music stages at Campus Martius Park in Detroit.
  6. Go to the dogs at the Michigan Winter Dog Classic at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
  7. Laugh along as Mars and Venus collide in an Off-Broadway hit comedy at City Theatre in Detroit.
  8. Enjoy the diverse talents of actor-comedian Chris Tucker at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
  9. Attend an opening reception and study the link between people and place at The Loft Fine Art in Mt. Clemens.
  10. Don't miss the last weekend of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Kickoff List from Crain's Detroit Business. Add your suggestions below.
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Gang Violence at American Coney Island http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22128-Gang-Violence-at-American-Coney-Island&goto=newpost Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:54:28 GMT http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/01/18/shooting-american-coney-island-downtown-detroit/96751642/ Sad.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...roit/96751642/

Sad.
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<![CDATA[In case you haven't seen it, cool pic of the D]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22126-In-case-you-haven-t-seen-it-cool-pic-of-the-D&goto=newpost Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:14:14 GMT From outer space. Attachment 32552 (http://www.detroityes.com/mb/attachment.php?attachmentid=32552)
From outer space.

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<![CDATA[President Obama's Record on Clemency]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22125-President-Obama-s-Record-on-Clemency&goto=newpost Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:39:47 GMT https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/clemency So far no one well known from Michigan:...
https://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/clemency

So far no one well known from Michigan:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...y_Barack_Obama

Chelsea Manning yesterday...
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DDOT improvements January 28, 2017 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22124-DDOT-improvements-January-28-2017&goto=newpost Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:35:18 GMT For the second time in three months, with more coming, DDOT is announcing new schedules that appear to improve service on some routes without cutting...
For the second time in three months, with more coming, DDOT is announcing new schedules that appear to improve service on some routes without cutting anything anywhere, including 24 hour service on three more routes, three new direct or express routes (not sure what the difference is between "direct" and "express" routes) and what DDOT calls significant headway improvements on the Michigan Avenue line.

I'm afraid there's not much detail available yet, but what there is, is here: http://detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/...ce-changes.pdf
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Under Armour Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22123-Under-Armour-Detroit&goto=newpost Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:08:19 GMT Everyone is aware that Under Armour is coming to Detroit . here is a quick pic of the progress Attachment 32547...
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A man and his car updated http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22122-A-man-and-his-car-updated&goto=newpost Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:34:20 GMT I will just kinda stick this here ..... ...
I will just kinda stick this here .....

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...robe/96471846/
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Non Detroit Issues Richard http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22122-A-man-and-his-car-updated
Insurance rates in the city http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22121-Insurance-rates-in-the-city&goto=newpost Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:23:56 GMT It would seem like there is pretty good incentive for the state to keep rates high across the board. ...
It would seem like there is pretty good incentive for the state to keep rates high across the board.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...sues/96627980/

The state also made more than $320 million in insurance industry business taxes in 2016.

interesting read on past incentives.
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<![CDATA[Detroit Mayor Duggan's Bodyguards]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22120-Detroit-Mayor-Duggan-s-Bodyguards&goto=newpost Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:29:09 GMT Just wondering how many bodyguards Mayor Duggan has.
Just wondering how many bodyguards Mayor Duggan has.
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The Great Mobility Disruption and The Future of Parking in Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?22119-The-Great-Mobility-Disruption-and-The-Future-of-Parking-in-Detroit&goto=newpost Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:05:33 GMT
The disruption in mobility being created by the arrival of internet-based ride-sharing services [Uber, Lyft et. al.] combined with the advent of self-driving vehicles has huge implications for everything from parking space to how people move about and, consequently, for urban planning in Detroit and our economic lifeblood auto industry.

This excellent article by Crain's Chad Livengood lays out the issue - planning for a future where we are less dependent on the single-occupant, single-destination vehicle. Consider the following.

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Duggan suggested last week at the North American International Auto Show that Detroit may not need thousands of new parking spaces in multistory parking garages to accommodate the influx of workers and residents to the city's central core.

"If self-driving vehicles are really close, it may not be that people are going to drive a car and store it for eight hours in a structure," Duggan said at a forum of U.S. mayors at Cobo Center. "It may be that the self-driving car drives you to work, goes back home and does errands with your spouse."
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"The difficult question is, do you build today to meet near-term demand knowing that 10, 15, 20 years from now that demand isn't going to be there?"

City Planning Director Maurice Cox said his department's change in thinking on the future of use of cars for commuting is being driven by its own employees. Of the 25 new employees hired by the planning department in the past year, only five of them drive a personal vehicle to work every day, Cox said. The other 20 are using ride-sharing services, taking a bus, riding a bike or walking, he said.

"If they are any way a reflection of the next generation of people moving to Detroit, it suggests we don't have to build parking for everyone to have a car," Cox said.
My take? I love my "single-occupant, single-destination" car. I love being able to hop in it on whim and pretty much drive door-to-door and back whenever I wish. But I am aging and should the future hold the difference between, say, not seeing a exhibition at the DIA, or going there via a self-driver? Hmmm...

Time to discuss what may be the most important economic factor facing Metro Detroit-Windsor - the future of mobility.
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