The search for the greenest places leads to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The reputation of Phipps was solidified when it built its Center for Sustainable Landscapes in 2012. It is one of only a handful of buildings nationwide to be recognized as a Living Building, the most stringent green building rating system in the world. The...
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The Great Lakes Cycle, a suite of giant paintings now on view at MOCA Cleveland, acts as a guide and a warning about what spawns from a lack of awareness — of what it means to be a model citizen living within the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem. If we’re not careful, it will devolve into a Jacques Cousteau nightmare. By drinking...
This year's entries into Greater Cleveland's Trails and Greenways Conference are inspiring—in imagination, but also, in the highest category, for achieving much sought after equity and improved access to low cost and low carbon forms of active transportation. Full disclosure: I participated with a panel of local transportation experts in selecting the 2018 winners.
2017 is the year Cleveland turns its attention to “vibrant green space.” Since 2008 when the city launched a ten-year plan called Sustainable Cleveland 2019 (SC2019), the city’s Office of Sustainability has organized events and activities around a major sustainability theme. Cleveland can lay claim to one of the more longstanding commitments to sustainability. SC2019‘s big event is the annual sustainability...
Cities are healthier as a whole when nature is invited in. So we are not just protecting parklands and high-quality natural areas. We are rebuilding cities in Northeast Ohio by reweaving nature into the urban landscape—restoring nature’s capacity to provide beauty, cooling, water retention and filtration, quiet, air purification and many other ecological functions.
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