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Stockyards rising: Can a maker economy revitalize this Cleveland neighborhood?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/22/15 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Local food system, Eating local

Molly and Pat Murray are extending a family tradition rooted in Cleveland’s Stockyards neighborhood.

Food is bond<br />Molly and Pat Murray at their Wake Robin Fermented FoodsThe incubator<br />The Hildebrandt Building on Cleveland's Near West SideMaking cabbage<br />Wake Robin ships its fermented foods to local grocers.The Next Generation<br />Bill Hildebrandt in the test kitchen built out of a century old space that once processed the City of Cleveland's meat.

Cuyahoga County ventures into Complete Streets

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/15 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

When the City of Cleveland adopted Complete Streets in 2011, it activated a conversation in Northeast Ohio.

Green and Complete<br />Complete Streets in Cuyahoga County could look like this concept for the East Side Greenway

Ohio's conspicuous absence from Innovative DOT report

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/19/15 @ 11:30am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

We tend not to think of Departments of Transportation as hotbeds of innovation. And that’s too bad. Because state DOTs in a handful of cases have been active in creating vibrant, bike and transit-connected places (see Minneapolis and Davis, California—considered the most bike friendly cities in America). This is a story about how DOTs overcame Cold War-era thinking, and, just...

<br />Examples of highway induced sprawl in Northeast Ohio<br />

A masterpiece of green building, Toledo Museum of Art

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/15/15 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Green buildings

Paul Bernard pauses in the gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art before The Crowning of Saint Catherine. The facilities director is drawn to the masterwork of Peter Paul Rubens for an unusual reason. “Look at the light. It almost looks like it was recently restored.” The 17th century canvass is not back from the conservator’s studio. But, it does look especially...

Out of sight<br />In addition to its world-class art collection, Toledo Museum of Art is developing a reputation as a leader in energy efficiency All charged up<br />An electric car charging station under the 300 kW solar canopy at Toledo Museum of ArtPower player<br />TMA Facilities Director Paul Bernard and two of the museum's natural gas-fired micro turbines.Seeing is believing<br />Toledo has replaced almost all of its gallery lights, including these, with LED bulbs.

Northeast Ohio stories to watch in 2015

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/08/15 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Explore, Live, Transform

We’re thinking about what true sustainability will be like in Northeast Ohio—and what needs to happen in 2015 to bring it into greater focus. As always, we plan to bring you coverage of these and other important stories in the coming year. What are your recommendations for the local stories to watch in 2015? Post a comment below with your ideas.

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