Northeast Ohio has lost 7 percent of its population since 1970, while increasing the area of developed land by 33 percent, or 400 square miles. This sprawl without growth has emptied the region’s central cities and created a host of fiscal, environmental, transportation, and social problems. Do you want more of this suburban pattern development in the coming decades? Or do...
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Cities are at the front lines of climate change. Many of the actions needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change must be implemented at the local level. And many of the effects of climate change that are already occurring—from heat waves to severe storms—directly impact the life of cities.
People who dream of a great Cleveland lakefront cheered yesterday, as Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a state transportation bill containing $14 million for repairs to Cleveland Lakefront State Park (not included in the bill was more support for transit, but that’s another story).
The following happy press release appeared in my email recently: WASHINGTON (Feb. 14, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Presque Isle Bay, on the Pennsylvania shore of Lake Erie, has been removed from the list of heavily contaminated Great Lakes sites targeted for cleanup by the U.S.-Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Environmental conditions in Presque Isle Bay...more
Is the region’s transportation system helping to create the walkable, vibrant, energy-conserving, affordable communities we will need to be sustainable in the future? Or is it producing more sprawl and dependence on the automobile? Citizens have an important opportunity to address such questions during the federal certification review of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), which is happening this month....more
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