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Gardens Under Glass, final Critical Mass, Oberlin's green building top of class

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/31/10 @ 12:13pm

  • Sustainable transportation advocates took a break from dissecting ODOT's haughty view on the Innerbelt Bridge to serve cake-Marie Antoinette-style-to remind Clevelanders that if you live without a car (25% of the population) or want to ride a bike, you are a peasant in the minds of those who design roads in Ohio.
  • Thumb your nose at creativity and the experts you're paying millions to design our Innerbelt Bridge? It's why ODOT is "stuck in reverse" ClevelandBikes' Kevin Cronin eloquently states in this PD column.
  • Tired of being treated like a second class citizen by ODOT? Come celebrate a new vision for "complete streets" on September 17 at Progressive Field-we'll party down in the market pavilion (inside the park, Gate C, E. 9th Street side) with local bands, discounts on beer and dogs and a chance to socialize with local sustainable transportation advocates.
  • Cleveland is finally taking recycling seriously, installing RFID microchips on curbside bins, and fines for scofflaws.
  • Do you want to start a community garden in Cleveland? OSU Extension is taking applications for their Summer Sprout gardens-you get seeds, soil tests, starter plants, soil, reduced-rate hydrant permits and roto-tilling.
  • Gardens Under Glass started bringing urban agriculture inside the Galleria, a now-defunct mall built in 1987. The hydroponic veggie gardeners there hope to spread the word about others in the "Glocal Engine" to the downtown business lunch crowd at its Gardens Under Glass ReSource Center, opening September 22 (timed to the first day of the 2019 Sustainability Summit). If you would like your product or service to be a part of the Center, email Vicky Poole.
  • What is a Critical Mass ride? Find out this Friday as hundreds of cyclists-from streamers on Schwinns to single-gear road riders-take to the streets in Cleveland.
  • The Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies in Oberlin is voted Most Important Green Building by Architecture Magazine.
  • If anyone doubts the market upside of Transit-Oriented Development, look at what a one-bedroom, one-bath condo in Portland's Pearl District (on the streetcar line) fetches.

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