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Natural Cleveland: July

Jill Collins  |  07/19/16 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

This installment of Natural Cleveland takes a closer look at the flora and fauna of the typical backyard in the region. What animals you see are often a result of the type of "landscape" you create.

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Transit is ultra conservative: A look back on the Right to public transit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/14/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

We've heard it argued that transit embodies the Conservative ideal. It is certainly fiscally constrained and a more efficient use of scarce public resources than investing in single-occupant vehicles. Don't take our word for it. That was the central theme in a report penned by Paul Weyrich, "father" of the right-wing movement and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation and William...

<br />The RTA Red Line train crosses the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

Northeast Ohio considers a new long-range transportation plan

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/12/16 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

In many ways, Northeast Ohio has always stood at a crossroad. Between the Appalachian range and the Great Plains. Between a Great Lake and a river that connects to markets across the U.S. When it came to transportation, though, the outward course—the laying out literally hundreds of miles of roads into new, pristine lands—has led to one type of place...

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Why you should jump at the free Cuyahoga County home energy audit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/11/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Home efficiency

With Cuyahoga County’s Department of Sustainability announcing that all county homeowners qualify for a free home energy assessment, we look back at the experience of going through an energy audit and the efficiency measures taken as a result.

Stacked deck<br />The physics of how most homes lose energy, described as the stack effect, is explained in a detail with a home energy audit. Figuring out where to slow energy loss is an expected outcome.

Pedestrians take priority in Public Square

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/30/16 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Walking

Today’s (11 a.m.) dedication of the $50 million Public Square renovation highlights the importance of pedestrian space in cities. It is a major investment in a public space that de-emphasizes the car, right in the center of Cleveland. Cars and buses will no longer drive north and south on Ontario Avenue. East-West is reserved for buses on Superior Avenue during rush...

<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Images: Marc Lefkowitz
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