Cleveland could be a climate winner but it lacks a cohesive strategy for sustainable growth

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/14/16 @ 2:00pm

World leaders gather this month in Quito, Ecuador for Habitat III, the U.N.‘s big push to find a home for 1 billion more people in an age of climate change. Northeast Ohio could be a prime address—if it gets its house in order.

<br />Sprawl covers rich soil at the edge of Denver. Image: National Geographic and Nature.

What's next for the planet? Climate leaders gather in Oberlin to find an answer

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/07/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Climate

It had already been quite a week for those concerned about the future of the planet. As Haiti reeled and Florida braced for a monstrous hurricane fueled by warmer than ever ocean water, simultaneously, the European Union joined the U.S., China and 55 nations to ratify the Paris Climate Accord. But not before climate scientists were issuing warnings this week that...

What's next?<br />Next System Project presented their idea of how to power a resilient, but fair, economy without fossil fuels in Oberlin.

Natural Cleveland: October

Jill Collins  |  10/04/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

The October installment of the series, Natural Cleveland, returns to the Flats where naturalist and illustrator Jill Collins spent some time observing the land and water for signs of seasonal change.

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Cleveland: Blue Line could be a livable corridor

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/30/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

Cleveland’s Blue Line Rapid is featured in a new report, “Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies” from the Federal Transit Administration and the National Academy of Sciences, a highly respected research facility.

Kind of Blue<br />The Blue Line Rapid in Cleveland is a case study in suburban commuter corridor, reports the Federal Transit Administration. With some work, it could offer more access to opportunity and improve quality of life.

CLE leaders call for more sustainable transportation at Summit

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/26/16 @ 11:00am

“Thank you for dreaming with us about the future of the city,” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson told hundreds of people attending the 8th annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit last week. Jackson’s remarks came after we talked at round tables under the gilded hall of Public Auditorium for the day about the city’s ability to shape (this year’s theme) Sustainable Transportation. The Summits are...

Crumbs of the cookie<br />Transit gets 63 cents per capita, the crumbs from the transportation budget, in Ohio. Attendees at the Cleveland Sustainability Summit want a bigger piece of the cookie for transit.

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