Being able to practically get to a job is a measure of the usefulness and economic attractiveness of a city, concludes University of Minnesota in its annual ranking of how well U.S. cities provide access to jobs via transit. Transit access is a metric that matters—the report says—because 5% of all Americans use transit to commute to work, making it the...
Blog › Vibrant cities
Last week, federal authorities allegedly told the City of Cleveland that re-opening downtown Public Square to buses would honor their agreement (and help the city avoid a $12 million penalty). It provides impetus for the city to re-consider its ill-fated but well-intentioned decision.
In the ‘70s, a TV commercial for a battery featured a celebrity spokesman (Robert Blake, I believe) who perched a 9-volt on his shoulder and growled, knock it off. I dare you. It seems like cities could take a page from the school of Blake. What do they have to lose.
The suburbs have paradoxically brought together an image of safety and health; while time has proven them less capable in these areas than we may think. “Retrofitting Suburbia” co-author, Ellen Dunham-Jones, told a crowd at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History last Friday that there are plenty of fixes to help suburbia live up to its ideal. Dunham-Jones opened with the problem...
We wrote last week about what can be done (globally and locally) to fight climate change. We looked at an article published in Nature, where the authors argued to spend resources making the outer suburbs and small towns more environmentally friendly.
Social media feed
- Looking for something to do on EarthDay? How about eliminating all the litter in #CLE https://t.co/FTH5APmGVi
a day ago via Twitter
- Looking forward to tonight’s 2nd part to the 2018 Race, Food & Justice Conference. https://t.co/Zv7adZqtfO
a day ago via Twitter
- “The long-term imbalance is due to the auto-oriented, spread out nature of our development pattern” https://t.co/XNfahkEnVk
2 days ago via Twitter
Your location can cost or save >
See if your neighborhood is costing or saving you more than the average
The best bike trails >
Find out where are the most interesting bike rides in Northeast Ohio
Eco-friendly landscapes >
We look inside two local guides to native landscaping and their benefits.