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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

Giving full circle

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/17/07 @ 2:29pm

Back in the fall of 2004, a small cast of twenty- and thirty-somethings living in Greater Cleveland decided they should be able to see the impact of their charitable giving. One friend emailed another, and, before they knew it, they had formed a giving circle and were taking votes on a name (Cleveland Colectivo won). After working out a few...more

Giving full circle

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/17/07 @ 2:27pm

Back in the fall of 2004, a small cast of twenty- and thirty-somethings living in Greater Cleveland decided they should be able to see the impact their charitable giving makes. One friend emailed another, and, before they knew it, they had formed a giving circle and were taking votes on a name (Cleveland Colectivo won). After working out a few...more

Green building policy lacking debate?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/16/07 @ 11:51am

Was something lost in the shuffle when Cleveland City Council deliberated over residential tax abatement policy? Council's reaction to Frank Jackson’s call to scale up abatements for energy efficient homes doesn’t seem to square with the information provided by the mayor's staff and non-profit group Cleveland Green Building Coalition (GBC). In an recent analysis of the Cleveland State University...more

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