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Countryside Program finds new home

David Beach  |  04/11/06 @ 3:08pm

The Countryside Program, which helps rural communities in Northeast Ohio implement compact, well planned development that conserves land and natural areas, has found a new home at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Previously, the program was sponsored by the Western Reserve Resource Conservation & Development Council. The program's coordinator, Kirby Date, says, "We will continue to serve...more

Artists and the environment

Marc Lefkowitz  |  04/11/06 @ 2:06pm

James Voorhies says:Today many artists and designers are working to reconcile problems of over-consumption, waste and pollution with solutions of sustainability, recycling, and renewable resources. Supporting artists actively engaged in issues related to the environment is crucial for helping to raise awareness and generate community interest for eco-friendly living.Artists such as Amy Franceschini (speaking this Thursday at Kent State University -...more

Questioning cities

David Beach  |  04/11/06 @ 10:25am

Regionalism keeps spreading. Now we're hearing that some citizens in University Heights — a city that already shares a school district and public library with Cleveland Heights and is exploring the sharing of recreation facilities with other communities — are questioning why their small city should exist.  In their email discussions they are adopting the slogan "Dissolve University Heights," or "DUH."...more

Growing smarter, not bigger

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/22/06 @ 11:00am

Cuyahoga County's population shrunk by 58,000 people and the surrounding counties grew by 40,000, The Plain Dealer reported yesterday.  The source for the story is the U.S. Census Bureau's mid-decade population estimates, which come out once a year in the summer.The media has been criticized in the past for using the mid-decade Census estimates, which have an error rate of plus or minus 3 percent....more

CityWheels a smart way to improve urban livability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  03/20/06 @ 10:03am

Dave Brook is the Portland-based social entrepreneur who launched the first commercial carsharing venture in the U.S. and now consults and runs a popular carsharing blog. Brook was in town recently to offer wisdom to the nation's newest carshare operation, CityWheels, which was launched in Oberlin in February by EcoCity Cleveland transportation guru Ryan McKenzie (CityWheels just rolled out its first Cleveland cars this...more

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