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The Great Lakes, the Amazon: Saving the world's most precious ecosystems

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/30/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Climate, Water

To appreciate why the man made fires raging across the Amazon rainforest have the world paused in terror, let's turn the mirror—to look at how we have treated the Great Lakes.

<br />Image of a shipwreck in Lake Erie from diver Jeremy Bannister

Biomimicry in Healthcare comes to Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/19/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Plants & animals

The joke around the Biomimicry for Healthcare conference held by University Hospitals Ventures was, “We’re about 3.8 billion years behind.” Nature has that much knowledge stored in its DNA, and companies are slowly realizing that the 21st century path to resource efficiency is to unlock it. Resources include Great Lakes Biomimicry whose Director Trisha Brown explained that animals solve for...

<br />A grove of aspen trees form into a single organism by sharing a root system.

Sorting through the mess that is recycling

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/12/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Stuff

The fallout from China rejecting American recycling is complete. It has completely upended the market, says Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District Executive Director Diane Bickett. Worse, there may be no easy solution in sight.

<br />Inside a waste management facility in Cleveland.<br />

Replacing stereotypes of Cleveland at heart of Mobility Imperative

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/30/19 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities, Transportation choices

A review of Cleveland's Mobility Imperative: Designing for flow and meaningful interaction by Justin Glanville and Richey Piiparinen with support from the Cleveland Foundation.

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Mobility conversation heats up on highways, if they violated civil rights

Marc Lefkowitz  |  07/29/19 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices

A mobility conversation at the Cleveland City Club started out politely but ended with a painful reminder of how race and class were bound up in decisions involving billions of tax payer dollars.

<br />NOACA's update of the region's Long-Range Transportation Plan is an opportunity to change direction and promote better transportation choices.<br />Interstate 90 rendered neighborhoods in Cleveland into segregated areas. Aerial photo from Cleveland State University collection.

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