A2: Not an Engine?

Lou Glazer, writing on the Michigan Future, Inc. blog, notes the Ann Arbor city council’s recent rejection of Heritage Row. Based in part on that rejection, he argues that Ann Arbor has political barriers that could prevent it from taking advantage of UM as a research center to lead the transition of Michigan’s economy: “… there has to be a large pool of talent that both will attract knowledge-based enterprises and commercialize the ideas coming out of the university. That talent pool won’t concentrate in Ann Arbor as long as its politics are anti-growth, particularly anti-density.” [Source]