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Connecting vacant land and historic waterways

GCBL staff  |  08/13/08 @ 12:05pm

What should Cleveland do to make its 3,300 acres of vacant land more desirable? The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Neighborhood Progress, Inc. are engaged in an innovative planning process to help the city answer that question. They are finding a course of action that could turn former heavily urbanized areas of the city into farms, gardens or natural...more


GCBL staff  |  08/12/08 @ 2:51pm

With Americans driving less for the seventh straight month, less gas tax (18.3-cents on every gallon purchased) for highway building is flowing in. Transportation secretary, Mary E. Peters, thinks the short-term solution would be for the Highway Trust Fund's highway account to borrow money from the fund's (2.86 cents per gallon) mass transit account. The expectation is more...more


GCBL staff  |  08/11/08 @ 12:28pm

More than 150 manufacturers met at last week's Great Lakes Institute for Energy Innovation at Case to learn about new business opportunities in the expanding wind supply chain market in Ohio. At this first of five regional wind supply chain workshops, WIRE-Net's Great Lakes Wind Network explained global trends driving market demand for key components in an already sold-out supply...more

Planning for climate change: Transportation

GCBL staff  |  08/06/08 @ 4:49pm

We know that one-third of the carbon emissions in the U.S. come from the end of a car, SUV or truck tailpipe. We know that any plan to reduce our carbon footprint must include a shift from using personal vehicles to alternatives like bus, train, biking and walking. One of the tasks of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute Climate Change project is...more


GCBL staff  |  08/05/08 @ 2:59pm

Cleveland's green jobs potential The movement to make American cities more sustainable, efficient and livable may be the greatest new engine for urban economic growth, innovation and job creation in many decades, Leo Russo, director of Tri-C's Green Academy, writes in the current EarthWatch Ohio. Cleveland stands to realize the promise with a "green jobs" project at the Green Academy...more

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