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The $4 B question for Cleveland: sickness or a health producing transportation system

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/23/11 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Clean air, Transform

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· We've posted some of the key findings from Dr. Jonathan Patz, lead author of IPCC and the recent, "Swapping Tailpipes for Pedals" study which quantifies the health impacts for Great Lakes cities including Cleveland of being a car dominated society. Dr. Patz concludes: Energy, transportation and urban planning policies to protect human health are necessary today - whether or...more

How to move a ReImagine vacant land use plan to action

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/08/11 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Crain's Cleveland Business reports that Gov. Kasich may let the popular and effective brownfields grants-the Clean Ohio Fund and the Job Ready Sites program-which have strong support statewide, particularly in urban areas that have little or no undeveloped land – lapse. These grants have been used to purchase land for the Towpath Trail extension, for cleaning up large brownfield sites...more

Connecting Cleveland's pieces into a Central Park

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/04/11 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

The greatest cities of the world have some common traits. They are vibrant by design and they seem to effortlessly connect civic centers buzzing with street life to places where it's possible to escape the hustle and bustle. Open green space right in the heart of your city more often than not creates pathways to memorable experiences. If you need proof,...more

New bike coalition forming in Cleveland: The need is great

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/16/11 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transform

Bike advocacy has been around for years in Greater Cleveland, so why does it feel as though the last few have been so much more energizing? Perhaps it can be attributed to a massive culture shift taking place in America today? Is social media amplifying the cause, giving credence to cities as magnates for those turned on by innovation? Once...more

Green zoning catches Cleveland Heights up with its citizens

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/12/11 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Cleveland Heights has long cultivated a reputation as a community working hard to preserve historic homes, its walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods and its progressive ideals that, at times, filter up to City Hall and are engrained in policy. The inner-ring suburb is also known for its law-and-order outlook and a government that doesn't always reflect the enclave of liberals who were...more

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