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What geography says about upward mobility

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/22/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

A new study of upward mobility in America finds that geography plays a role in predicting the sliding fortunes of regions like Northeast Ohio. How likely you will be to "move up" depends largely on what metropolitan region you live in.

Home and incomes do roam<br />A 2013 Harvard University study, the source of this image, found a connection between geography and income mobility. Darker 
areas represent lower intergenerational mobility.

How we use land and water

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/15/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

A round up of sustainability news in Northeast Ohio on July 15, 2013.

Lower Prospect Avenue, Cleveland<br />A proposed skywalk will take feet from the street in the background. Image: Save Lower Prospect

Cleveland Sustainability Chief McGowan talks about the city's Climate Action Plan

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/10/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

With the release this week of the draft Cleveland Climate Action Plan, we sat down with Cleveland Sustainability Chief Jenita McGowan and director of the Office of Sustainability Matt Gray to talk about how the CAP will guide the city and its residents in its sustainability initiatives.

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Growing poorer: Studies question growth and economic development in Northeast Ohio

David Beach  |  07/02/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

One of our society’s sacred cows is “growth.” But two recent studies—one focused on economic development and the other focused on regional land use patterns—raise questions about the quality and costs of growth in Northeast Ohio.

Low prices<br />Many new jobs are part of an economic race to the bottom and do not increase per capita incomes in a community.  Costs of sprawl<br />Much of the region's so-called growth is low-density development in new places, which imposes lots of economic, social and environmental costs on society.

An uninterrupted chain of sprawl from Cleveland to Kent

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/01/13 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transform

I went to see the next wave of suburban sprawl in Northeast Ohio over the weekend.

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