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GCBL staff  |  05/22/08 @ 2:45pm

Cameron Sinclair told last night's MOCA Cleveland Talalay Series that he launched Architecture for Humanity to be a virtual, viral network responding to natural disaster around the world with thoughtful housing solutions. With only five full-time staff, Sinclair relies on an army of 5,000 volunteers-architects who organize local chapters around the globe and then move nimbly into the field whilst...more

Brownfields reuse needs funding boost

GCBL staff  |  05/21/08 @ 1:39pm

The Clean Ohio Program has invested more than $138 million toward brownfield assessment and cleanup projects in the past four years (leveraging $1.3 billion in private investment). Governor Ted Strickland has proposed renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund through the bi-partisan job stimulus package. This issue is expected to appear on the ballot in November 2008. ...more


GCBL staff  |  05/20/08 @ 8:29pm

After decades of pulling up the drawbridge, University Circle's big institutions-Cleveland Clinic, Case, University Hospitals, Cleveland Museum of Art, Judson-want to be better neighbors. The Greater Circle Living initiative will give full-time employees up to $10,000 to buy a home in an adjacent neighborhood. And the Cleveland Foundation is kicking in $5,000 for full-time employees of a non-profit institution in...more

How sustainability creates value

GCBL staff  |  05/20/08 @ 9:36am

Sustainable Value: How the World's Leading Companies are Doing Well by Doing Good is garnering national attention for its author, Case's Business as an Agent of World Benefit Associate Director, Chris Laszlo. In this San Francisco Chronicle editorial, Laszlo argues, Making people feel guilty about their high-consumption lifestyles will not work. Browbeating only induces apathy. Forcing people to balance...more

Arts district takes its time

GCBL staff  |  05/19/08 @ 4:00pm

The curtain is rising on Gordon Square Arts District. Last week's groundbreaking for the renovation of 1920s-era movie palace, Capitol Theatre, finally provides the West side with an indie film house. Nonprofit Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization owns the building and will oversee the $7 million facelift. The confluence of $24 million to renovate storefronts and install a new streetscape...more

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