The development video

David Beach  |  04/22/06 @ 1:58pm

Here's your chance to fly through Cleveland and see some of the development projects that are reshaping the city. Employing a cool mix of Google Earth imagery and computer animation, the Greater Cleveland Partnership has produced a nine-minute video of infrastructure and real estate development projects that are bringing people and investment back into the city and improving accessibility to neighborhoods...more

Sharing taxes for the larger good

David Beach  |  04/16/06 @ 12:55pm

Is the concept of tax sharing catching on in Northeast Ohio? Cleveland and Independence just announced a deal to share income taxes from a new Cavaliers practice facility. The PD recently reported that the mayor of Hudson is talking about sharing property taxes with Twinsburg and Stow. And some local officials are even discussing the metropolitan tax-base sharing program of Minnesota as...more

Green cities

David Beach  |  04/13/06 @ 10:23am

With most of the world's people now living in cities, the future of the planet depends on creating urban places that satisfy human needs without despoiling the natural systems upon which all life depends. In the coming months, two international conferences will offer glimpses into how the world's most forward-looking cities are becoming more sustainable — Global City 2006 this...more

Green communities speaker coming to City Club

David Beach  |  04/12/06 @ 5:12pm

The City Club continues to present interesting speakers on sustainability. The latest is Peter Garforth, principal of Garforth International, who will talk about "Green Communities: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainability in Northeast Ohio" at noon on Friday, April 21. The event is cosponsored by NorTech.Garforth, based in Ohio and Brussels, Belgium, helps major corporations, communities, property developers and policy makers develop...more

Countryside Program finds new home

David Beach  |  04/11/06 @ 3:08pm

The Countryside Program, which helps rural communities in Northeast Ohio implement compact, well planned development that conserves land and natural areas, has found a new home at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Previously, the program was sponsored by the Western Reserve Resource Conservation & Development Council. The program's coordinator, Kirby Date, says, "We will continue to serve...more

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