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Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/15/06 @ 3:55pm

Just some more stuff we've seen and heard this week:University Circle blog interviews Case architect and planner Margaret M. Carney on UCI’s hopes for a new design review district and restoring vibrancy on Euclid.The Pension Protection Act recently signed by President Bush is being commended by conservation groups for its promotion of conservation easements.The Cleveland Museum of Natural History has...more

Revitalizing our post-industrial city

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/12/06 @ 11:29am

Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation President and CEO, outlined his vision for how Cleveland can reverse years of decline and mark its return as a thriving urban center at the City Club last Friday.Richard insists that, "For a post-industrial city to be revitalized, it has to have a comprehensive, long-term, strategic action plan — a plan with benchmarks and early, visible wins...the...more

Vote to address sprawl

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/06/06 @ 3:23pm

Tonight every TV station in the region will ask viewers to VOTE online about “Quality of Life — Addressing Sprawl” during local news showsFirst, a little backgroundAlarmed to see the region's wealth slipping away, 80 philanthropic organizations in Northeast Ohio formed the Fund for Our Economic Future in 2004. Its biggest project is Voices & Choices, a 15-county civic engagement...more

Better bicycling in Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/05/06 @ 11:05am

The recently passed Better Bicycling Bill is a triumph for Ohio — it affirms the way cyclists and motorist are expected to behave on the street. It clears up ambiguities about the rules of the road, and establishes that cyclists have equal rights by not allowing municipalities to bar them from riding on the road.The bill also states how cyclists...more

Closing the energy loop

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/01/06 @ 12:50pm

Cogeneration is one of those technologies that’s old enough to be new again. As costs skyrocket and concerns about air quality spread, interest grows in cleaner, more efficient energy production. Cogeneration may fit the bill — it doubles the efficiency of burning coal by capturing and reusing the hot air or steam that conventional power companies view as ‘waste’ (roughly...more

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