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GCBL at Ingenuity

GCBL staff  |  07/28/08 @ 10:19am

GreenCityBlueLake was at Ingenuity Fest this past weekend. Thanks to those who dropped by our display at the Halle Building to check out the cool touch-screen of our web site right on the window. And thanks to those who wrote out thoughts on our write board, answering, "How would you create a GreenCity on a Blue Lake?" Here...more

Honing ideas for vacant land reuse

GCBL staff  |  07/28/08 @ 9:49am

What's your idea for reusing vacant land in Cleveland? Neighborhood Progress, Inc. is working with the Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio on strategies to put vacant land in Cleveland back into productive use. They held a charrette in May where planners pinpointed ideas-from test plots of plants that remove Lead from soil, an urban tree nursery, or growing...more

Gauging our oil vulnerability

GCBL staff  |  07/25/08 @ 4:30pm

Why is the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) considering service cuts and a fare hike as Northeast Ohio faces the perfect storm of high gas prices and a renewed interest in transit? A new study that looks at each state's vulnerability to oil prices and what they're doing about it sheds light on Ohio, and with it, transit...more

Want to lighten your commute?

GCBL staff  |  07/21/08 @ 9:47am

How much will carpooling, biking or riding the bus reduce the carbon we put into the atmosphere? U.S. EPA figures we produce 29% of our carbon emissions from transportation, and that amount has grown by 47% since 1990. For the next two weeks, NOACA, our local transportation planning agency, wants to know, can you rethink your commute? ...more

7.18.08

GCBL staff  |  07/18/08 @ 4:55pm

Bill Moyers Journal investigates the mortgage foreclosure crunch and the impact on Cleveland tonight at 10 p.m. on WVIZ-PBS Channel 25. In 2007 and 2008 the City of Cleveland will have spent $12 million demolishing foreclosed and abandoned homes, the Journal reports. And the number of homeless students in Cleveland's public schools has increased by 40% over the last...more

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