Tag Archives: Sprawl

vehicle exhaust

Air pollution adds to a number of Cleveland’s ills. So why does no one talk about it?

A few weeks ago, Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner from The Plain Dealer released their roughly 26-part series, “Toxic Neglect,” which provided an incredible deep dive into the City of Cleveland’s… Read more »

Karachi’s Heat Wave a Sign of Future Challenges to Pakistan’s Fragile Democracy

Karachi, the world’s second largest city by population, is emerging from the grips of a deadly heatwave. A persistent low pressure system camped over the Arabian Sea stifled ocean breezes and… Read more »

Cleveland is finally raising its parking rates, but they’re still way too low

William F. Buckley, the legendary publisher of The National Review, famously wrote that “a conservative is someone who is standing athwart history, yelling Stop.” If that’s the case, I guess that makes… Read more »

detroit water brigade

In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called… Read more »

sealed parking lot runoff

Your driveway is making you sick: On the health risks of coal tar sealants

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. Coal constitutes a hellish cocktail of toxic substances, ranging from heavy metals like mercury and lead to known carcinogens like cadmium… Read more »

Don’t blame it on the rain: On the root causes of Northeast Ohio’s flooding problems

“Après moi, le déluge” – King Louis XV (1710-1774) Northeast Ohio has a flooding problem, as anyone affected by the severe storms last evening can attest. The region has experienced at… Read more »

bus stop at route 237 & Eastland Road

When your state doesn’t fund public transportation, you end up with this

Jason Segedy, the remarkably progressive Director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Akron area, has the full text of an interview he did… Read more »