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Green awakening: Our car-lite family decade

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/09/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Transform, Walking

Back in the good old days of 1999, I didn’t give a second thought to how I got around. Like many, I turned the key in the ignition every day; I couldn’t imagine hopping on a bike or walking to the corner to wait for the bus. I didn’t know I had a choice to be “multi-modal” when I entered...

Building confidence<br />My wife, Corrie Slawson, pulls our son in a bike trailer. She started riding a bike again in the last year.My green decade<br />The author in EcoCity Cleveland's former offices at Lorain and Fulton.Moving up<br />EcoCity Cleveland's second home, the third floor attic space of the Beach home.Green guru<br />David Beach and the solar array on the roof of the Cleveland Environmental Center which Beach helped bring into being.Sustainability center<br />The Cleveland Environmental Center, at Lorain and Fulton, was the city's first green building retrofit (opening in 2003).Breaking ground<br />Manda Gillespie (left) worked tirelessly to bring the Cleveland EcoVillage Townhomes (at W. 58th Street) into being.EcoCity days<br />The staff of EcoCity Cleveland before it became GreenCityBlueLake.
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Is NEO slow to change?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/26/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Lately, I’ve given considerable thought to why change appears to be glacially slow in Northeast Ohio when compared to how individuals think or even the outside world views us. How is it that we can see a constant stream of Facebook posts hailing Cleveland as the greatest place to live, meanwhile Northeast Ohio seems stuck debating, studying, waiting?

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Is Northeast Ohio hurt by too much parking (and what it can do about it)?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/24/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transform

Last week, a handful of students from Kent State University’s Landscape Design program plunked down a strip of fake grass and an old, white exercise bike over a street parking spot in front of the Peter B. Lewis Building at Case. The students were participating in Park(ing) Day, a decade-long experiment where people thinking about how much pavement parking creates...

<br /><br />Transit-oriented development<br />Case Parking Lot 45 on Mayfield Road is the site of a future mixed use development that includes 200 apartments and a 700 space parking garage.<br /><br />Rapidly improving<br />The Little Italy / Mayfield Road Rapid Station is going to make transit-oriented development a reality in University Circle.<br /><br /><br />
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The CLE sustainability summit wish list: Top projects + priorities that emerged

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/19/14 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

They came to dream big about Cleveland’s future, but in the end, the 500 people who participated in the city’s two-day sustainability summit crafted small, achievable ways of scaling up sustainability. To their credit, the well-contained proposals would lead to much needed programs in the broad tent of the green movement to localize food, reduce carbon from transportation, clean water,...

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Walk the talk: Cleveland turning more to sustainability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/19/14 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Transform

Cleveland has been bending the arc of sustainability from aspiration to action lately. The city appears to be employing a strategy of tying green projects to its Climate Action Plan (CAP) while leveraging its capital budget.

Write the book<br />Cleveland Climate Action Plan lays out the vision and action steps the city will take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent.

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