Burning a hole (in our pocket)

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/17/06 @ 11:08am

Former World Bank Chief Economist now Britain’s top economic policy maker just released a report that calculates the bottom-line cost of global warming. Sir Nicholas Stern looked at everything — losses in Australia’s tourism (from devastating the Great Barrier Reef), rising insurance rates in Florida, flooding in poverty stricken countries in Southeast Asia and droughts in Western Africa. He estimates...more

The bicycle cure for University Circle's parking crisis

David Beach  |  11/12/06 @ 2:29pm

With the already-car-clogged University Circle area expected to add up to 10,000 jobs in the next decade, one wonders where the new workers will park and how they will commute in and out of the area. The current parking solution seems to be more big garages. As the Plain Dealer reported today, the Cleveland Clinic is starting construction on a 4,000-space garage...more

As American as apple pie

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/10/06 @ 3:39pm

This week’s election—and a rousing victory speech from U.S. Senator-elect Sherrod Brown that included his vision of Ohio as “the Silicon Valley of Alternative Energy”—confirms more than a desire for generic change. It solidifies that our economic and national security outlook will be based on renewable and alternative forms of energy, and that those values have entered the mainstream.GreenCityBlueLake has...more

A regional plan for growth?

David Beach  |  11/08/06 @ 2:12pm

It was interesting that a top priority identified at the recent Regional Town Meeting of Voices & Choices was "Plan for the future development and growth of the region." People are asking: How can we come together and talk about where it's best to develop land and where it's best to conserve land? How can we talk about issues of...more

A conversation with global connections

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/25/06 @ 4:37pm

Cleveland is in the world spotlight this week thanks to the UN Global Compact and Business as an Agent of World Benefit’s forum at Case, which is drawing an international cast of academics, non- and for-profit business leaders. At yesterday’s session focused on how Northeast Ohio is acting on sustainability, an all-star panel updated us on the region’s progress and led an...more

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