Planning organization charts new path to more sustainable transportation projects

10/17/13 | Lee Chilcote, Fresh Water Cleveland

...Although it will take a long time to reverse decades of auto-based development, [GCBL's David] Beach says patient investment will yield dividends. “A sign of success will be when you see NOACA start to say ‘no’ to projects that promote more driving and that money gets shifted to projects that promote a transport system that provides more choices.”


A transcendent vision for the continent's greatest freshwater asset

09/06/13 | Plain Dealer Editorial Board

We swim them. We drink them. We fish them. We pollute them. They are the Great Lakes but they are not the Go On Forever Lakes unless we work harder on keeping them Great...


Planning the future of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence basins

09/04/13 | Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

When it comes to thinking about the future of entire cities or regions, most Americans have a hard time seeing the big picture. Chicago architect Phil Enquist has no such difficulties. Over the past five years, as the lead partner in charge of urban design for the firm of Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Enquist has led a pro bono effort...


PNC SmartHome Cleveland will influence home design for years to come

08/31/13 | Jill Sell, The Plain Dealer

This past June, the energy efficient PNC SmartHome Cleveland became the first building in Ohio to be certified by the Passive House Institute U.S....The house, built in 2011, was a temporary project of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and designed by Doty & Miller Architects of Bedford. It has since been moved and sold to private owners. The major...


PNC SmartHome Cleveland is Ohio's first certified Passive House

07/09/13 | Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

The energy-saving house built by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a temporary exhibit in 2011 and later sold and moved to a permanent site nearby, has won a unique distinction. The PNC SmartHome Cleveland is the first building in Ohio certified by the Passive House Institute U.S., a non-profit organization whose mission is to popularize high-performing designs for...


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