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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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The metro century delayed

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/25/13 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

The “metro century” has begun—will someone please tell Northeast Ohio.

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Inside Cleveland's first complete and green street

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/21/13 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

When Fleet Avenue in Slavic Village is scraped down to its original red brick, and reconstructed this fall it will be Cleveland’s first project under its 2011 Green and Complete Streets law. The $7.7 million rebuild includes bike lanes from the I-77 overpass to Broadway, and a $1 million ‘green infrastructure’ project paid for by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer...

Greening Fleet<br />Early rendering of the Fleet Avenue green and complete street. Images provided.Designs for Fleet<br />The city of Cleveland agreed to up the ante on street design after residents voiced concerns about authenticity and historic resonance.Going big<br />Cincinnati Sewer District's Lick Run green infrastructure project is a neighborhood scale transformation

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