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Privately financing sprawl?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/19/06 @ 11:10am

An interesting debate is raging over a proposed highway interchange in Avon, a small exurban community located 20 miles west of Cleveland as I-90 goes. Larger regional issues such as added traffic and artificially inducing development further away from urban centers in a region with no growth are being weighed against one community gaining direct access to the highway. ...more

Redesigning the Cuyahoga Valley

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/15/06 @ 2:51pm

The Cuyahoga Valley Initiative (CVI) is the most far-reaching attempt in Northeast Ohio to imagine — through the lens of sustainability — how people, cities, economic activity, and nature will co-exist in the future. The County Planning Commission is already working on pilot projects that support this vision centered on the restoration of the Cuyahoga River, the Valley and the...more

Green jobs corps

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/13/06 @ 3:54pm

We get at least one call or email a week from someone who's ready to make a career change (or start) in this burgeoning field of sustainability. We always suggest getting your feet wet by attending as many programs and networking events as you can grab from GCBL’s community calendar. And participating in the dialogue here at GreenCityBlueLake by signing...more

Towpath turns the corner

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/06 @ 4:11pm

Bringing the Towpath Trail the last six miles to downtown Cleveland has been an uphill battle. But—like the Cleveland ‘renaissance’ in the 1990s—it took a public-private partnership at Steelyard Commons to spark the first trail built in the city in many years. The 1-mile loop completed at Steelyard this fall gives new hope to those working on filling in the...more

What can I do?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/12/06 @ 10:26am

People often ask us to share simple actions they can take right now to help the environment. Here are a few ideas that make sustainability as easy as falling off a log. (If you know of other easy green actions, add your two cents by posting a comment here). 30 billion kilowatt-hours of energy is wasted because many...more

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