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What Cincy sees in streetcar and walkable city codes

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/14/13 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

What is Cincinnati grasping about the path to urban revitalization that could inform Cleveland efforts? Similar population loss (40% since 1950) sapped much of the vitality, but not the strong urban character of the Queen City.

Over-the-Rhine<br />Restored row houses in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Image: Andrew Frey.Building up and in<br />Cincinnati's $63 million Mercer Commons development is part of its rebuilding strategy. Image: UrbanCincyTransit oriented development<br />Cincinnati is betting that a streetcar like Salt Lake City's is a success model for regrowth.

Reviving the Rust Belt

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/02/13 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

Baby steps might be the only way to turn around America’s legacy cities like Cleveland, a new Lincoln Institute of Land Policy report suggests.

All for one<br />Youngstown's Idora neighborhood was picked for an intensive vacant land reclamation project, Lots of Green. All 120 vacant lots have been repurposed. Image: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.Take it all back<br />Youngstown's Lots of Green project reclaimed all 120 vacant lots in its Idora neighborhood. Reuse types include: Housing rehabilitation, a 1.5 acre urban farm, side lot expansions and lot remediation. Image: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.Oui Ohio<br />Cleveland's ReImagining plan produced 58 pilot projects including Chateau Hough, a vineyard planted amid vacant buildings and lots. Image: Neighborhood Progress, Inc.

Finding NEO: Four different takes on the future

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/13 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

Just released data this week looks at the broad impact of Northeast Ohio continuing its pattern of outmigration, and compares it to a new direction: Reinvesting in "legacy cities" while connecting destinations with greener forms of transportation. The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) Scenario Planning offers a peek and a chance to speak up about Northeast Ohio's future. It's...

Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood<br />First and Main development in Hudson<br />The Trend<br />VibrantNEO maps where tens of thousands of abandoned properties will come to be in 2040 with business as usual.Moving beyond talk<br />Envision Utah, a regional sustainability consortium like Northeast Ohio's, led to Salt Lake City's $300 million streetcar, which leveraged billions in redevelopment.Your ideas here<br />NEOSCC is seeking public comment on how our community should look.

Less transit in Opportunity Corridor and more

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/13 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

A round up of news including: The multi-modal case for Opportunity Corridor is dealt a blow; five innovative mayors and what sets them apart; and choice time for the region's sustainability initiative.

The new Professor<br />Bio-cell bump outs calm Professor Avenue in Tremont.A wider West Sixth<br />Sidewalks expanded on W. 6th Street in the Warehouse District for patrons to enjoy patio dining.

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.

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