For the past year and a half, I have been working with other sustainable transportation advocates in their respective University Circle workplaces to convene a Sustainable Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC). Our mission is to “Improve community health, reduce carbon emissions, and mitigate traffic congestion by increasing the use of sustainable, multi-modal transportation options and establishing a ‘park once’ district.” With...
Scientists wielding thermal imaging tools are taking aim at rainforest depletion and its effect on vulnerable amphibian populations. It’s the pursuit of the Coburn Professor of Environmental Science at John Carroll University, Dr. James Watling, who leads a team of investigators in Columbia’s Magdalena River Valley. In the big picture, human activity has altered 43% of the earth’s terrestrial land,...
This week, 400 people gathered for the 9th annual Cleveland 2019 Sustainability Summit. The theme this year was “Vibrant Urban Green Space” which inspired conversations around how the city might improve its natural areas and access to healthy green space. Groups formed to discuss, for example, the Cleveland Tree Plan and its initial investment in 50,000 trees in the city...
In the 2013 book Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design Kelly Shannon of the Oslo School of Architecture defines resilient cities as those that “bend from harm.”
“Landscape is not scenery; it is not a political unit…it is never simply a natural space, a feature of the natural environment; it is always artificial, always synthetic, always subject to sudden and unpredictable change…[Landscape] is where the slow, natural processes of growth and maturity and decay are deliberately set aside and history is substituted. A landscape is where we...
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