Archive for August 2011

It’s Very Cool to Go Local

I can’t recall when in recent memory there has been such a concerted effort to build up the local economy. The teetering global economy no doubt has a lot to do with this trend. While being interconnected on a global scale has done amazing things to raise awareness about the needs of our human community,

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Industries Offering Business, Job Opportunities for our Cities

Job creation is one of those buzz terms that we all hear and understand only too well during this period of economic restraint.  The reasons no longer need much explanation. North America has become too expensive a place to manufacture those products that traditionally provided our communities with jobs that helped our nation’s economy to

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Urban Farming in Cleveland

Urban Farming is a hot topic today but the really good news is that it’s more than a temporary fad for transient professionals living in the city. It’s part of a movement that is including core urban residents and families. Cleveland, one of the most challenged rust belt cities, has an estimated 325 urban market

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The Garden Effect and the Eat Local Movement

When I attended the Congress for the New Urbanism in Madison this past June one of the themes that stuck with me in terms of leading trends was the role of the garden in changing our lifestyles. Sure gardens have an aesthetic role to play in our lives, but the emphasis now is on so

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