New Solutions Group in the Press

A New Way to Look at Vacant Spaces in Metro Detroit "At one time, these cities did have some significant wealth, and there are significant assets that have been left behind," says Sarah Szurpicki of Detroit-based New Solutions Group, who, along with her colleagues studied placemaking in legacy cities... Read More...  –Metromode - October 3rd, 2013

New Solutions Group doubles team size in Green Garage - A group of four have turned the practice of improving Detroit into a business that helps get that job done called New Solutions Group. Read More... –Model D Media - May 21, 2013

Midtown’s Green Garage Houses Businesses With a Social Mission. - Think of it as one of Detroit’s little ironies: an ecologically sound, environmentally sustainable hub for start-up businesses housed in a former Model T Ford showroom. The Green Garage, located on Second Avenue in Midtown Detroit, is trying to pave a new way of developing socially conscious business in a building that once helped give birth to the automotive revolution. Read More... –Jewish News - Red Thread - April 26, 2012

Articles authored by New Solutions Group Staff

The Detroit News “Building a Bridge to Detroit’s Future” October 6, 2014. Steve Tobocman.

Model D “More foreign investment coming to Michigan?” April 18, 2014.

Model D “International students at Michigan schools present opportunities for economy”. October 15, 2013. Andrew Sokoly

Model D “Hello Global Detroit: China is Calling”. December 4, 2012. Ajooni Sethi

Model D “‘Green Card Stories’ brings human touch to immigrant experience”. October 16, 2012. Sarah Szurpicki

Model D “ProsperUS turns vision into neighborhood action”. September 11, 2012. Ajooni Sethi

Model D “‘New’ Economy Should Leave No One Out”. May 1, 2012. Sarah Szurpicki

Model D “Stemming the Brain Drain with International Students”. March 27, 2012. Sarah Szurpicki

Model D “Immigration is key to building a ‘Global Detoit'”. February 8, 2011. Steve Tobocman

Michigan Bar Journal “Competing for Immigrants”. January 2006. Steve Tobocman

Radio and television segments featuring New Solutions Group Staff

WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University ” A wealth of water could shape Detroit’s future”. February 24, 2014.  Francis Grunow

The Craig Fahle Show  “State Savings Bank: Demolish or Preserve?” August 15, 2013.  Francis Grunow

Stateside “One possible solution for Detroit: attract more immigrants”. August 12, 2013. Steve Tobocman

Lang & O’Leary Exchange “Growing Detroit”. October 9, 2012. Steve Tobocman

The Prosperity Agenda “Transportation in the state and the role it plays in Michigan’s future economic prosperity”. November 27, 2011. Sarah Szurpicki

Craig Fahle Show “GLUE Conference Focuses on “Rust Belt” Redevelopment”. September 2012. Sarah Szurpicki

Michigan Radio “Three Things”. May 31, 2010. Sarah Szurpicki

Jack Lessenberry’s Essays and Interviews “Interview: Steve Tobocman”. February 25, 2008.

This American Life “250: The Annoying Gap Between Theory…and Practice”. November 7, 2003. Steve Tobocman

Articles featuring New Solutions Group Staff

Detroit Free Press “Senate, governor’s races suggest election debate dead”. November 2, 2014. Steve Tobocman.

CBS Detroit “MPLP Makes Huge Waves In Michigan’s Political Landscape”. February 21, 2014.

Urban Innovation Exchange “People Feature: Steve Tobocman”. February 14, 2014.

Detroit Free Press “Carol Cain: Leadership program helps produce civic leaders”. February 16, 2014.

Center for Community Progress “Interview with the authors: an inside look at ‘Placemaking in Legacy Cities”. January 28, 2014.

Crain’s Detroit Business “In aftermath of government shutdown, invest in bipartisan efforts – not ideological battles of will”.  October 18, 2013.

National Journal “Skilled Immigrants Are Uptapped Assets for Regional Economic Development”. October 17, 2012.

Fox Latino News “Conservatives Agree, Immigration Reform Can be Good Policy and Good Politics”. October 16, 2012.

Crain’s Detroit Business “Immigrants are the (partial) answer”. September 23, 2012.

Governing ” Immigrant-Friendly Cities Want What Arizona Doesn’t”. September, 2012.

The Huffington Post “Let’s Save Michigan ‘It’s About Place’ Contest Inspires Creative Placemaking Plans For Detroit”. May 18, 2012.

Economics of Place “Turning Passion for One’s Community Into A Sustained Movement”. April, 19, 2012.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Group with passion for hard-luck cities holds conference”. March 30, 2012.

Michigan Now “It’s About Place Contest”. March 29, 2012

Washington Post “Baltimore puts out welcome mat for immigrants, hoping to stop population decline”. July 24, 2012.

Changing Gears “What Midwest Leaders Are Doing To Lay Out The Welcome Mat For Immigrants”. February 22, 2012.

Bridge “Plan for Detroit: Immigrants Bring Money” October 11, 2011.

Dome Magazine “Brain Gain: Immigration key to future prosperity” May 16, 2010.

Detroit News “As nation embraces ethics reform, Michigan shrugs”. August 5, 2007