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.
Blog › Connecting to nature
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.
Millions of people live near Lake Erie, but few have really explored it. Even fewer have explored the Canadian side of the lake. This photo tour provides a glimpse of what you can see on a trip around the shore of Lake Erie (hover your cursor over the photos to see captions). It was compiled by Cleveland Heights residents Jim Miller...
Impressive as PNC Bank’s unveiling of its LEED-Platinum office tower—“the greenest in the world”—was for green building aficionados at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, how engineers plan to translate lessons to the Museum’s building expansion project was just as ripe a topic. Denzil Gallagher, Principal with BuroHappold Engineering, whose firm is working on both the bank and the museum projects,...
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