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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

Downtown Cleveland is "walker's paradise," researchers say

11/14/13 | Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer

...David Beach, director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, said walkable cities tend to be older, built with a different geometry, before the automobile spread out development. "The root of it is population densities and the mixture of uses," he said. Cleveland has "some public transportation" and is "somewhat bikeable," the Walk Score researchers found, giving ratings...

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/11/downtown_cleveland_is_walkers.html

Stormwater concerns swell in Northeast Ohio

10/18/13 | Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer

The continuing battle to shed the [stormwater] fee bothers David Beach, director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute, an environmentally minded arm of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The sewer district might not span all of the territory that fuels flooding, but Beach calls its efforts to control runoff a "great start." "The sewer district is the largest entity we have," he...

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/10/storm_water_a_concern_in_north.html

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