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Cuyahoga County creates Department of Sustainability

10/31/14 | Andrew Cass, The News-Herald

Cuyahoga County is moving forward with plans to create a Department of Sustainability.An ordinance creating the department was unanimously passed by Cuyahoga County Council at its most recent meeting...David Beach, director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute, called the creation of the department “a very important advance for county.”

http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20141031/cuyahoga-county-creates-department-of-sustainabilit

Scene covers GCBL + Bike Cleveland's Detroit Ave bike lane video

07/21/14 | Marc Lefkowitz

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Scene Magazine wrote a review of the "Thanks, Cleveland" video that GreenCityBlueLake shot in partnership with Bike Cleveland and production company GC Creative Studio that thanks the city of Cleveland for recent gains in bike infrastructure, in particular, the 1.6 miles of bike lanes on Detroit Avenue. Editor's note: The video has already been seen by more than 2,500 people.

http://m.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2014/07/17/new-video-spotlights-detroit-avenue-bike

A regional voice advocating for Northeast Ohio

06/07/14 | Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

David Beach of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, also a [Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities] consortium board member, said the organization is seeking new funding and discussing how to reformulate after having exhausted a $4.25 million federal grant over the past three years. He described Building One Ohio as a parallel organization focused on implementing ideas similar to those of the...

http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2014/06/building_one_ohio_and_former_u.html

Cleveland announces plans to expand bikeways

01/17/14 | City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland announced today a new Bikeway Implementation Plan designed to increase the number of bikeway miles by 250% by the end of 2017.The Bikeway Implementation Plan builds on the existing bike infrastructure in the City and leverages the city’s five year capital improvement program (CIP) to accomplish this significant increase while adding minimal cost to the street...

http://clecityhall.com/2014/01/17/new-plan-will-add-more-than-70-miles-of-bikeway-by-end-of-2017-sup

Attributes of sustainability leaders

11/25/13 | Crain's Cleveland Business

GreenCityBlueLake director David Beach comments on the attributes needed by the sustainability leaders of tomorrow and the most significant sustainability challenge of the future.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20131124/SUB1/311249987

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