Category Archives: Regulation

Ode on Michigan’s Business-Friendly Regulatory Environment

One day, I’d like to sit on my front steps with a cup of coffee, breathe deeply, and not catch a whiff of acrid diesel exhaust. One day, I’d like to come home in an evening and not see in … Continue reading

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Fall Into Detroit Flavor

(Satire, in case it isn’t apparent.) A new season is upon us, so, naturally, our top talent at the Handbuilt Test Kitchen has been hard at work on some recipes for fall flavor. Yea, as we scrape wet leaves off … Continue reading

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Energy And The Onus of Design Standards For Publicly Funded Projects

As the Michigan legislature debates– and will invariably pass- a bill that will open the floodgates for┬ámassive public expenditure on private development in downtown Detroit, it is time we start┬ádemanding increased accountability in the sustainable execution of these projects. My … Continue reading

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