What Cleveland and Northeast Ohio need to be sustainable is a better system than our current one for delivering what I’ll call authentic places. Currently, developers and their agents hold more of the cards than cities and citizens and therefore call more of the shots on how and where to build.
In the past year, thousands of Northeast Ohioans imagined and sketched up how we want this place to look in the future. We participated in the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC) in the hope that it would devise a plan for sustainable growth.
Oscar Romo confides that sustainable cities are a dream during an off-air moment to me and Corrie Slawson. We’ve come to the end of our three-week residency at TJinChina, a project space in Tijuana, Mexico where artists and writers from around the globe exchange ideas, dialogue and produce work, and Romo is interviewing us about Cleveland, its history, and our...
Marc Lefkowitz | 03/20/14 @ 11:00pm
Tijuana and Cleveland share more in common than you might think. Cleveland’s economic boom came early and went by the mid-twentieth century; Tijuana’s manufacturing boom started in 1965, got a boost from NAFTA in 1994, and continues to be the dominant force shaping the city today.
Cleveland’s enviable geography as a water abundant place in the Great Lakes basin is on my mind as I’m driven from Tijuana’s center to its sprawling suburban area east of the city at the border between the U.S. and Baja California, Mexico. Armando Ramos, a landscape designer who dabbles in development and environmental activism, is leading me on a quick tour...
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