Interim Geauga County Commissioner Walter "Skip" Claypool joined a rant from Tea Party activists in Ashtabula County at last month's Northeast Ohio's Sustainable Communities Initiative board meeting. He called sustainability and the goals of the regional planning effort of more than 100 organizations a fundamental threat to the country. Activists claimed NEOSCC was part of Agenda 21—a UN document that...
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Around Northeast Ohio people are re-discovering the virtues of quality urbanism—the convenience and excitment of walkable places with lots of destinations within reach. In a recent column, the PD's Steve Litt described how Kent State University and other local universities are leading the redevelopment of such places adjacent to campuses. And he makes a good argument for public support of these...more
Great start to SXSW Eco—the high (green) powered meeting in Austin, Texas—as Cleveland’s own David Jurca shared lessons from Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s Pop Up City product—this April’s Complete and Green Street demonstration, Pop Up Rockwell.
When rebuilding a city wracked by sprawl, loss of investment and social disorder, where do you begin? There’s a line of thinking that says you hark back to what’s elemental in this place. It has begun to permeate Cleveland’s vacant land reclamation efforts where advocates and agents with some resources to spend are looking to the land’s ecological service –...more
PD writer Steven Litt makes a strong case for regionalism in the form of a $90 million levy the Port of Cleveland wants county voters to pass for new investments in the Flats and to the lakefront. "It would safeguard existing industrial activities on the river and lake and help open up the waterfronts for everyone." He notes that it would bolster...more
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