My critique of the Opportunity Corridor starts with the Purpose and Need Statement. If we examine the region a decade ago when ODOT started the planning for the Opportunity Corridor—as an exercise to see if it could remove a lane from the Innerbelt—the housing market was strong and Northeast Ohio was expanding. The current market paints a very different picture.
You would think that a $331 million project that’s being sold as a catalyst to revitalize some of Cleveland’s poorest neighborhoods would have started with an urban design vision of what those neighborhoods really need. But the Opportunity Corridor started as suburban-style access road between University Circle and the Interstate highway system. Here are six questions about the project that could...
Marc Lefkowitz | 09/26/13 @ 4:00pm
Bruce Katz has the greatest respect for the power of Cleveland’s civic-philanthropic sector. In fact, the Vice President of the Brookings Institution’s Metro Policy Program wrote a chapter on it for his new book, The Metropolitan Revolution.
Will Northeast Ohio choose more Ohio City and Shaker Squares or keep expanding highways and sprawling into the countryside?
Four years ago, GreenCityBlueLake helped to lead several initiatives to measure Northeast Ohio’s progress toward greater sustainability. GCBL conducted the first detailed inventory of the region’s carbon emissions (which has now informed the City of Cleveland's Climate Action Plan). And we also supported the region's first Genuine Progress Indicator, which was developed by ecological economists Rumi Shammin and Ken Bagstad. A...
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