Back in 2008, the state of Ohio woke up to its fiscal constraints and examined the myths handed down from the past, such as, road construction: Does it create permanent jobs, quality places and a certain magic that made traffic jams disappear? When the answer was 'no', projects like Opportunity Corridor literally went away.
Blog › Connecting to nature
A great lakefront—clean, beautiful, green, and publicly accessible—has been at the top of Cleveland's civic to-do list for decades. Now it's starting to happen.
The Clean Ohio Fund – the state’s primary funding source for open space conservation, farmland preservation, brownfield revitalization, and trail creation – has been a popular program. Now two independent studies have documented how the program generates big returns for the state’s economy.
People who dream of a great Cleveland lakefront cheered yesterday, as Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a state transportation bill containing $14 million for repairs to Cleveland Lakefront State Park (not included in the bill was more support for transit, but that’s another story).
Fourteen communities on Cleveland’s east side share a boundary and the distinction of being in the Eastside Greenway, a proposed network of parks and districts linked by greenspace and bike infrastructure. But to the cyclist cruising from Glenville to North Chagrin Reservation or the suburban runner training for a marathon, the communities may as well be one. Great greenway networks...
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- "We need to move on to the worthy debate of what to do"
about #climatechange @MichaelEMann tells @theNAEng @cwru… https://t.co/8WWfQ3J6Ko
a day ago via Twitter
- “Sea life can keep up with slow sea level rise but will be eliminated—like the campuses of Google, Oracle, Amazon”… https://t.co/E583w8LNp8
2 days ago via Twitter
- “We would be stumped if we couldn’t explain it” the physics involved in #climatechange @MichaelEMann distinguished… https://t.co/wfXib84h07
2 days ago via Twitter
Ten water saving tips >
We're at the shore of Lake Erie, but we still have good reasons to conserve
10 best ecological restoration >
Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in.
Eco-friendly landscapes >
We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.