Poisoned Waters

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 04/20/2009 - 21:10.
04/21/2009 - 21:00
04/21/2009 - 23:00

Watch this and you'll be hip to the thing that frightens me most and also the pot of gold we live in, around, under through...

When will we change and stop polluting? Fuck going to Mars, how about sicking scientists on this issue?

Learn more: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/#press


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It's shame we are not a

It's shame we are not a developing country, then we could get funding from the world bank. 

STS Phillips and James is closing, it's located on Bosworth road across the street is the water shed for big creek. That runs open from a culvert that begins at w117th and travel trough to Bellaire Road under it and then trough a scrap yard. Then Under I-71 and then opens up again to eventually connect into big creek.

West of W117th it is mostly culvert but then opens up in some places, it flows from an area know as Puritis Industrial Park. There is a reservoir there, it frustrates me. You can see what was once a natural water shed and the post war development that in filled. 

Could that water shed be reclaimed? It could be from W117th through to the metropark.

Remove some stuff, like the church and the adjacent buildings and roads. Open it back up and then divert the run off adjacent areas into it. I can see a potential for a continuous green space from W117th to near ridge road and also a industrial parkway from Clinton Road to W130th. 

It’s all about space and land use. A green space along that water shed, that could connect Halloran park Trush park and Jasper park. Removal of Bellaire east from w117th, removal of Bosworth Road from Peony south. Removal of the underpass from W blvd to Clinton, removal of Jasper removal of W105th south of Thrush. 

Creating a big green space and retaining reservoirs and connecting them to the natural water shed.

Then developing a industrial corridor from Clinton road that runs south of the commercial rails through to w130th and then transplanting any industry to it.

This is just something I came up with considering that area as a regional district “Brooklyn” green space expansion and industrial clustering.


It is based on a premise, that any given area can be optimized with measurable percentages of land uses, green public space, industrial and that clustered to have optimum access to both the rail and interstate. There is a wonderful opportunity to connect a road from I-71 that would run parallel to the rail lines south of Denison, then connect at ridge to Clinton and then extended through from West blvd to run again along tracks to w1130th. That is developable space that would have access in three places to the interstates. It would reduces through traffic as a diverter trucks and cars both. 

I need mapping software that links to parcel data, then I could define and price such a huge project.

Why?  changing street patterns address the pipes under them, if it is runoff it goes to the retaining ponds or it jsut has defined paths. If you got really idealistic you could run everything under ground through adjacent areas and then restrict the access of vehicles and threw traffic.  Thats about sections of land and how they are serviced.  

Theoretically, if this was a regional district how would it function? What exists today and what could be? What goes in and what comes out, its all about that, the footprint. The highest and best use of land. A defined region a defined district and then sectional land management. Each part or piece would have it’s turn to have the microscope focused on it.

Brooklyn as a defined district would be from the lake to brook park road. Then everything east from w117th to the Cuyahoga river. This is addressing areas that are both Cleveland and the city of Brooklyn….a call for regional planning.   Addressing each section and attempting to recover some natural space and then defining the patterns of run off, separating sections of the grid. Redirecting run off to a naturalized water shed.

The focus is all about eminent domain, if an area is to be optimized then that has to be predefined. Its goals at all levels, set to meet and match set ideals. Intelligent grids that what this is all about. The over lay of government serves the people, it does that best if it has to be efficient.





Its very complex but we are moving form one era to another, we need to have complete disclosure. We are all functions. As a household we have or are that, and part of that is entwined into society as a whole. It about the functional levels at or within quintiles, it about stratifications. Its about percentages and the purposes they represent.

It not about control and it is, but mostly providing a framework for assured success at a variety of levels.

When Indianapolis went regional they used the boundaries of the historic township to define districts.

Within a defined district land use and public works infrastructure can be detailed.