When complete streets landed in Cleveland more than three years ago, it created a ripple that is being felt now in the suburbs.
Imagine instead of retiring to a golf community, you had the choice of a small house in a beautiful park located on a reforested lot in Cleveland. Or in a community on a sustainable farm in the Cuyahoga Valley surrounded by forest on all sides. Is it a utopian dream? Or the new American dream?
Marc Lefkowitz | 02/20/15 @ 11:00am
Many cities claim to be sustainable, but leaders, like the European Union’s Sustainable Towns and Cities, are basing plans on hard metrics like “carbon accounting” and area of green space per capita. (Sustainable Cities) Cleveland's Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in America in 2007, has turned the corner and is selling market rate homes thanks to a new...more
Ask Clevelanders, what is the most important environmental story in the city’s history? Most will tell of the burning river and how it raised a national awareness of the environment. But, there is another important moment in Cleveland history that, like the last fire in 1969, can and perhaps should shape our thinking today.
Marc Lefkowitz | 02/16/15 @ 2:00pm
I visited New York City last week to see what lessons I could glean from their Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic fatalities involving cyclists, pedestrians and motorists to zero. Mayor Bill DiBlasio launched Vision Zero a year ago in New York, making it the most visible and wide-ranging effort to reach America from its origin in Sweden (other cities...
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- Speaking about climate change as a threat to peace (the biggest threat?) at the Cleveland Peace Action annual meeting tonight.
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- Redefining retirement / the American Dream: A tiny home community http://t.co/3KPYZigwiT
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- A $36M parking garage at the end of a $330M highway is evidence that "The Cleveland Clinic Just Doesn’t Get it" http://t.co/JpCihvtzcA
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