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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

Gov candidates address land-use and urban investment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/24/06 @ 1:49pm

The two major party candidates for Ohio Governor told an audience of local and regional government officials this week how they planned to address economic development. Among the themes stressed were regional approaches to economic development, better land planning and urban investment. Greater Ohio state director Gene Krebs, a former state legislator, found it “absolutely amazing” – and the first time ever...more

Cleveland's edge: A green GOP convention

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

The Plain Dealer reported today that the 2008 National Republican Convention Site Selection Committee will visit Cleveland next week, the last stop in its tour of host cities on its short list. The story leads with the news that city leaders have raised $8 million in cash pledges plus $10.5 million of in-kind contributions toward the cost of hosting the event (which will cost upwards...more

Conventions a catalyst for green tourism

Marc Lefkowitz  |  08/17/06 @ 2:38pm

GCBL reader Matt Russell agrees, “a green convention pitch could be a creative and innovative approach to selling the City of Cleveland as the host of the GOP convention.” And he wonders how to make it happen.In that vein, we spoke to Boston Green Tourism founder Dan Ruben about how Boston and New York greened the 2004 national conventions, how...more

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