Green Development

Join ClevelandBikes During "Bike to Work" Week May 14-18

Submitted by Kevin Cronin on Mon, 05/07/2007 - 18:54.


Blue Pike Farm Open House

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 05/04/2007 - 09:45.
05/05/2007 - 10:00
05/05/2007 - 14:00

Greetings from Blue Pike Farm.

There is much to do in the St. Clair / Superior neighborhood on Saturday
May 5th.

First, there is the Blue Pike Farm Open House. We are holding our Spring


Blue Pike Farm
E. 72nd
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by johnmcgovern on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 16:04.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ms. Daryl Davis, event coordinator
216-631-0557 (day) or daryl [dot] davis [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

University Circle Blog on Joe Stanley and "Design for people, not institutions"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 17:46.

Joe Stanley

 It is very nice to see my favorite real urban planner Joe Stanley featured on Lee Batdorff's very informative University Circle Blog - and thanks to Joe for mentioning us here at realneo! We set up and host his site, which is one of the best uses of Drupal in this region, and presents excellent work by a talented planner and designer. Joe is working on all the community development projects I'm involved with, including overall East Cleveland planning and the Star Intergenerational Neighborhood planning and The Intergenerational School, along with other work Joe does independently.

Shrinking Cities explorations at SPACES, Cleveland Urban Design Center, AJ Roccos and all around our 77 square mile town

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/19/2007 - 23:39.
04/20/2007 - 16:30
04/20/2007 - 20:00

"I think Cleveland is a good place. Inner city is rough, but the outskirts is real beautiful, and great schools there. Plus my family, my mom and my sisters, they're all in Cleveland, so it's easier for me to be there than anywhere else." This quote, from an excellent Free Times interview with Charles "Wish Bone" Scruggs, of Cleveland-roots, Grammy award winning, multi-platinum rap trailblazers Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, sings the woes of a place branded as a "Shrinking City", where even the urban hard-core Thugs chose the 'burbs over the 'hood. The result of such out-migration, and downright defection, as is the case with all the other members of Bone, is the subject of a series of art exhibitions and related events taking place over the next month, all over town... which event sponsor Kent Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) introduces by pointing out: "In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Cleveland had lost nearly 20,000 residents in just five years. The city’s population of 458,684 was the lowest in nearly one hundred years." Starting Friday, April 20, 2007, at 4:30 PM, with a lecture at CUDC, explore what it means when a city loses its Bones...


Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
820 Prospect Avenue Related events at Spaces Gallery and A.J. Rocco's
Cleveland, OH
United States

Inside Green Tech

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Fri, 04/13/2007 - 13:02.

Drupal Based website tracking Green Technology around the world!

The Best Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: PM Lab Test

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 04/11/2007 - 11:01.

The Best Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: PM Lab Test

The Compact Fluorescent Bulbs That Were Tested

Inconvenient Truth viewing and Discussion

Submitted by johnmcgovern on Mon, 04/09/2007 - 10:49.
04/12/2007 - 18:00
04/12/2007 - 20:30

Come See the New Documentary Film
An Inconvenient Truth
--Best Documentary Oscar 2007
by Al Gore
Learn about Global Warming-Climate Change and how people can play a part to benefit our planet


Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
28728 Wolf Rd.
Bay Village, OH
United States

What a difference voters make: State of Ohio Files Suit Against Paint Makers over Public Nuisance of Lead Poisoning

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 13:35.


YES - this is a huge story... the State of Ohio is suing Sherwin Williams and other paint manufacturers over the public nuisance caused by lead paint they sold here over decades... the state is joining five Ohio cities in this battle for our citizens - this case could very well take over the battle for the cities - very exciting times for our down-trodden state.  It is exciting to see the new Ohio leadership in action, after so many years of poor performance by past administrations.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 14:18.

This is what’s wrong with how Cleveland and the County run their “business”. 


TOD update from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, GCRTA

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/28/2007 - 17:02.

I received an informative email this afternoon from Richard McDougald Enty, Planning Team Leader, Programming & Planning Department, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, about some of their Transit Oriented Development initiatives and vision. It is very exciting to see this as an active subject for discussion and planning here. I am a strong supporter of Transit Oriented Development and consider it the core foundation on which we should rebuild the City of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.  Here is the vision from RTA:

Organic Juice Sails Ahead ;-)

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Tue, 03/20/2007 - 18:53.

A snippet from Palm Beach Post on organic juice sales.   Though I consume it in tandem with organic milk, organic juice availability just has not kept pace.   Looks like they finally are waking up in the Orange belt.  Tropica (worlds largest juice guru) only got into the game this Feb.   See how behind the ball the big boys can be.   Looks like it wont be much longer now.  I wonder what is next? 

Crain's Reports "Port study completion docked until summer" - whose study is this?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/12/2007 - 15:58.

In what is more of a PR blurb than news article, Crain's Business today reported that "Port study completion docked until summer". As I recall, there had been plans for Cuyahoga County to fund a port study, for $100,000, and the Port was planning their own study, so I am curious which this is. More important, I wonder why the new director would choose to delay gaining professional, independent insight to help him "evaluate the port and its operations"... I'll be interested in Ed Hauser's take on this, which I'll post here shortly. 

"Cinco De Mayo Migration" at Dike 14 Nature Preserve

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 03/08/2007 - 23:19.
05/05/2007 - 07:30
05/05/2007 - 11:00

A unique opportunity to explore a piece of Cleveland’s lakefront - As part of an ongoing process to promote an appreciation and stewardship for Cleveland’s ecological systems and natural resources, the Dike 14 Environmental Education Collaborative will sponsor the:Cinco de Mayo Migration at Gordon State Park area of Cleveland Lakefront State Park (E. 72 St. and N. Marginal). Last hike begins at 11:00 AM and ends at noon.


Gordon State Park area
E. 72 St. and N. Marginal Cleveland Lakefront State Park
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/07/2007 - 01:09.

As a core group of innovative urban planners and developers move forward creating a new way in East Cleveland, it is exciting to look back along the main street that brought us to today, and that will take so many deserving citizens past those with little insight who have driven so much of this region into poverty. Looking back, and forward, here is a powerful set of perspectives from CIA graduate and Kent Urban Design graduate student Joe Stanley, of NEO Main Street, from two years ago, under a former administration. Now, under Mayor Brewer and his staff, redevelopment of this community is underway  - thanks for your vision and keeping the faith, Joe!



Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 03/06/2007 - 20:33.



What's going on - this lawn looks like it has measles – how come there are some areas where the snow has melted, and other areas where the snow hasn’t melted?   I took this shot yesterday AM.   Salt has nothing to do with the melted areas...


"Citizen Hauser" at Cleveland Film Festival

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 13:11.
03/18/2007 - 14:00
03/18/2007 - 16:00

   How many people in NEO could have an uplifting, inspiring and positive documentary film made about them - how many people in NEO would come out looking all good... great? "Citizen" Ed Hauser is surely unique to Northeast Ohio, having stood up to many other "citizens", including NEO community and government "leadership", in a 9-year fight for what Ed felt was best for all in the community. The documentary "Citizen Hauser", about Ed's battle, which officially led to victory on March 02, 2007, has aired on public television in Northeast Ohio - an outstanding work by Blue Hole Productions - will be featured with other short films at the Cleveland Film Festival, as posted below.

Let's make this a victory party!


Tower City Center Theater
230 West Huron Road
Cleveland, OH
United States

Congratulations Citizen Hauser: Whiskey Island Land Uses Resolved After Nine Years!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/03/2007 - 00:54.

Whiskey Island Land Uses - Resolved After Nine Years!

Lake Erie Pollution Observations From a 4 year old - Brown City Dead Lake Vol. 1

Submitted by Zebra Mussel on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 21:49.

I just uploaded the latest in a series of ultra-low-rez pollution centric "shock and awe" videos.   Surf into Buckeye Sustainability Institute's blog, see the aerial photo of Sims Park, and watch the video of the pollution spewing out of an outfall there, a dead fish, and my 4 year old daughters observations.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 00:35.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority on Thursday, February 22, 2007 sponsored a free presentation and discussion at the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at CSU.  This presentation is another accomplishment in the Levin College’s public engagement efforts.  While Case used to benefit from the PR of such fora at  the Weatherhead Regional Economics Institute (REI), the termination of the REI programs by Case has CSU now benefiting from the hundreds of citizens attending the Levin College presentations. 

Massillon joins with other cities in lead paint case

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/22/2007 - 17:14.

This was tucked away in the Cleveland Plain Dealer Business section today, straight out of Associated Press, without any local perspective - yawn, how boring is this subject. Well, over the next few months expect to see it is not so boring!

Mayor Brewer Meets the Bloggers for an open pre-state-of-the-city 2007 discussion

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 02/17/2007 - 02:53.


For the second consecutive year, East Cleveland Mayor Brewer met with Meet the Bloggers today for a very candid and fascinating discussion recorded on audio for Meet the Bloggers podcast, and on video for other Internet release in the future. I was pleased to participate and found the discussion and Mayor Brewer's insights remarkable. I believe the other participants agreed. I'll post a comment here when the podcast is posted on Meet the Bloggers and you should be certain to listen! For now, some thoughts from this morning...

A Taste for Change: Sustainable Food Choices: What We Grow Matters , 2007

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 02/03/2007 - 19:29.
02/10/2007 - 08:30
02/10/2007 - 16:30

Today, a growing movement for sustainable agriculture and locally grown food has emerged in Northeast Ohio, garnering increasing support and acceptance. Not only does this movement address many environmental and social concerns, it also offers innovative and economically viable opportunities for growers, consumers, policymakers, home gardeners, and many others in the food system. As this quiet revolution takes shape across the United States, activists in Northeast Ohio are on the leading edge and have the ability to transform the region.


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States