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Educating for the 21st century

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/04/07 @ 10:35am

How we educate the next generation ultimately will determine the survival of many species including our own. Are we instilling lessons that ensure they will be prepared to handle the challenges of the coming century? We may need to reload some lessons, otherwise we’ll continue to train students to be more effective exploiters of the planet, as David Orr has...more

Cleveland Clinic pursues green building

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/31/07 @ 9:13pm

Imagine a renewably powered city, its parking lots and highways festooned with ribbons of solar collectors. Imagine a canopy of soil and plants over the entire built environment of that city. Now you’re in tune with the mind of Bill McDonough, a founding father of green architecture, LEED, and designer of sustainable products for Nike, Herman Miller and Ford. McDonough spun...more

Breuer's last best shot

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/31/07 @ 2:17pm

Update: The Planning Commission will have two hearings on the Breuer building—tomorrow, June 1 they'll hear a presentation from Doug Hoffman, an architect with Weber Murphy Fox, which teamed with Davis Brody Bond on the proposal to adaptively reuse the tower. The earliest the planning commission will vote on the Breuer would be June 8 when they hold a second...more

How to restore prosperity?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/29/07 @ 4:19pm

The best way to revitalize older, industrial cities like Cleveland, Youngstown, Lorain and Mansfield is to renew the commitment among state government agencies and legislators to strengthen our urban core, Bruce Katz, Vice President at the Brookings Institution, told an audience at the Cleveland City Club today. Like personal fitness, a strong core benefits the rest of the body (metro...more

Train going Uptown?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/25/07 @ 2:03pm

In a sign that transit-oriented development is coming of age in Cleveland, University Circle officials are making progress in their push to get RTA to relocate the E. 120th Street Rapid station to Mayfield Road. The move would significantly raise the value and buzz around a proposal to convert a collection of surface lots into a condo/retail development in the...more

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