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Cleveland's best places to live car-lite

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/17/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Biking, Transit, Walking

After we wrote a blog post about four families living “car-lite” in Cleveland, we began thinking about the places in Northeast Ohio that provide the right ingredients for car-lite living. See our list of the top 25 car-lite places below, and tell us if there are others you would add.

Lower Euclid<br />Mayfield and Euclid<br />Professor Avenue<br />Market District<br />Gordon Square<br />Little Italy<br />
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As Ohio backslides, Solarize CLE takes a giant step for renewables

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/11/14 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy

When it comes to renewable energy, Cleveland has had to scrap for opportunities. Last year, the city used the bully pulpit of its “2019” sustainability project and the release of its Climate Action Plan—which calls for an 80% reduction in its carbon emissions from electricity by 2050—when writing an RFP for its municipal aggregation program. The city picked FirstEnergy Solutions...

Solar CLE<br />Ali Ahmed ‏@green4biz Tweeted Sunrise over #CLE and later today my house will be turning it into #solarpower!

Bruce Katz tells University Circle -- density, transit will attract private-side investment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/10/14 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

When last here (at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Bruce Katz offered a glimpse of why he thinks Cleveland is poised for regeneration through an urban, placemaking strategy dubbed “Innovation Districts.”

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A place for transit in Public Square, Group Plan director assures

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/05/14 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transit, Vibrant cities

Now that the $32 million Public Square redesign is becoming a reality, who is leading the project and what is the vision it expresses for downtown are just two of many questions the public is asking.

Flight of fancy<br />Public Square as re-imagined by James Corner, the design firm behind New York's High Line.Postcard perfect<br />An early 20th century painting of Public Square depicts its importance as a hub of transit. Image: public domain.Transit will stay<br />The plan presented to Cleveland Planning Commission in October, 2014 calls for consolidating and moving bus stops to the periphery and ring road around Public Square.Green space<br />Public Square today as seen from the Northeast quadrant. Image: GCBL.

Crowdsource award pits bike share vs upcycle projects in CLE

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/03/14 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transform

You’ve heard of “too big to fail.” Well, Kathy Matthews, program director of the Enterprise Community Partners’ Nurture an Idea Award says the second annual $30,000 prize package is a way of giving small non-profits who “can’t afford to fail” a shot at innovation. “They may be risk averse,” says Matthews. “We don’t ask if they have other funding; we’re angel...

Upcyclers<br />St. Clair-Superior Development and Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative upcycled this abandoned home.Share alike<br />The Cleveland West Side bike share program recently expanded to University Circle. Nature in the city<br />The Zverina Log House is an oasis of nature in the city of Cleveland's south east side.Come one come all<br />Lakewood Alive is bringing the sweat equity to houses in need of repair.

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