Smart Growth America president Geoffrey Anderson assured Cleveland that it can learn from other slow market cities how to reposition itself, and compete for talent, with a focused investment on complete streets. “Market economies will move faster, and laggards will be left behind,” he told a small crowd gathered at Levin College to hear Cuyahoga County’s plans to pursue Complete Streets. Even...
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is about to reach 400 parts per million. Many scientists believe the "safe" level to reduce the risk of cataclysmic climate disruption is 350 parts per million.
The Clean Ohio Fund – the state’s primary funding source for open space conservation, farmland preservation, brownfield revitalization, and trail creation – has been a popular program. Now two independent studies have documented how the program generates big returns for the state’s economy.
If Northeast Ohio doesn’t correct course soon, its future will be stained with abandonment. Analysis provided by Boston firm Sasaki & Associates for the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities show abandoned property in the 12-county region, including Cuyahoga County where it mushrooms from 26,000 today to many multiples of that by 2040.
Northeast Ohio's contribution to complete streets over the last decade has been anchored by one program at NOACA: The Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI). TLCI paid for some nice studies, but, in most cases, is not leading to much transformation of streets as the lifeblood for vibrant cities, a recent evaluation reveals.
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