Week 3 – 9/23/22
This: CNS Editors
From: David Poulson and Judy Putnam
Welcome to the third CNS file of the 2022 fall semester.
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PATTERN BOOK: The future of Michigan housing may be in its past. State and local officials are leading an effort to create what are known as “pattern book” houses in communities desperate for affordable housing. The two- and four-unit housing fills a niche between one-family residences and multi-family apartments. We interview a Traverse City planning commissioner, the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan Association of Planning. References to Monroe and Marquette. By Liam Jackson FOR TRAVERSE CITY, LEELANAU, MARQUETTE, MONROE, CORP! GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS and ALL POINTS.
W / PATTERN BOOK PHOTO 1: A rendering of the Linden Duplex, a pattern for a two-family unit. Credit: Michigan Municipal League
W / PATTERN BOOK PHOTO 2: A rendering of the Grove Fourplex, a pattern for an affordable four-family home. Credit: Michigan Municipal League.
CANCER STUDY: Researchers are recruiting 100,000 ethnically diverse, cancer-free Michiganders ages 25 to 44 for a study examining how a contaminated environment can cause cancer. The statewide long-term survey focuses particularly on Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Flint. And it examines how marginalized communities are particularly vulnerable to contaminants that cause cancer and other diseases. We talk to the study researchers as well as a Flint community activist. By Cameryn Cass. FOR DETROIT, LANSING CITY PULSE, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS, WKTV, MIDLAND, PLANET DETROIT and ALL POINTS.
W / CANCER STUDY PHOTO 1: Sara Snyder is project director of the Michigan Cancer and Research on the Environment Study, or MI-CARES. The study is recruiting younger Michigan adults to study the link between the environment and cancer. Credit: University of Michigan.
W / CANCER STUDY PHOTO 2: Community activists at the Pittsfield Farmers Market offer information about MI-CARES. Credit: MI-CARES.
PARAMEDIC SHORTAGE: State lawmakers want to create a statewide certification to become a paramedic to help address shortages, in addition to a national certification. Critics say that would lower the standard of care and not improve recruitment for a job that few people seem to want. Paramedic departments have closed in Ingham and Chippewa counties. We speak with a statewide association of EMTs, a Lansing Community College professor and a Dearborn Heights paramedic instructor. Sponsors are from Richmond, Muskegon, Marquette, Novi and Hancock. By Sarah Atwood. FOR LANSING, DETROIT, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, IRON MOUNTAIN and ALL POINTS
BELLE ISLE: Installation of a state-of-the-art street lighting system on Detroit’s Belle Isle across from Windsor, was a major step forward in saving energy and electricity while improving safety. Now a new study says computer optimization modeling could have led to further savings on the island, which is now a state park. Other communities could use that type of modeling when upgrading their own street light systems. We hear from a coauthor of the study and the Department of Natural Resources. By Eric Freedman. FOR DETROIT, PLANET DETROIT and ALL POINTS.