UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements

Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements. We’ve see Art Deco, Modernism, Post-Modernism, Queen Anne Style, Italianate and many other periods of architectural expression, style and function. We are now currently in a period of Sustainable/Ecological architecture, but some Ohio politicians would prefer the state not participate in the most widely used and accepted rating […] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ohio Republicans rebuke LEED chemical disclosure requirements

UrbanCincy: Balls Around The Block Event to Raise Money for Fido Field Dog Park

Downtown residents will gather for the ninth annual Balls Around The Block bar crawl on Friday, February 7. Event organizers say all proceeds go to benefit Fido Field and hope to raise $12,000 for the dog park. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Balls Around The Block Event to Raise Money for Fido Field Dog Park

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Receives Federal Approval for Innovative Green Infrastructure CSO Fix

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati received federal approval last week for its green infrastructure plan to address 1.5 billion gallons of combined sewer overflows into the Mill Creek. The plan is being viewed as a national model. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati Receives Federal Approval for Innovative Green Infrastructure CSO Fix

UrbanCincy: Work on Smale Riverfront Park Progresses Despite Lack of State, Federal Funds

Cincinnatians will celebrate the opening of a major expansion of Smale Riverfront Park this May. But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the $120M project thus far, as it has seen state and federal funding all but dry up during its construction. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Work on Smale Riverfront Park Progresses Despite Lack of State, Federal Funds

UrbanCincy: OKI Survey Results Show Preference for Compact, Walkable Communities

A record number of people responded to OKI’s ‘How Do We Grow From Here’ survey, and the results show a clear preference for compact, walkable neighborhoods. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: OKI Survey Results Show Preference for Compact, Walkable Communities

UrbanCincy: The sky-high cost of China’s sprawling cities

The sky-high cost of China’s sprawling cities. The growth of China’s urbanized population is truly staggering. But what might be more unique than that is that Chinese cities have been able to learn from the successes and mistakes made in already developed cities in Europe and North America. The problem, however, is that is appears [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The sky-high cost of China’s sprawling cities

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital

Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has put together a list of the cities participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge. Within that list, WWF lists Chicago, Cincinnati and San Francisco as the three finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge for 2013. [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital

UrbanCincy: Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition accepting nominations for 2013 awards

Since 2008, the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition has honored the region’s most outstanding and innovative projects, programs and individuals whose efforts have worked to improve and protect the environment, and they are now accepting nominations for 2013. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition accepting nominations for 2013 awards

UrbanCincy: Birmingham, Salt Lake City continue to struggle with air quality

Birmingham, Salt Lake City continue to struggle with air quality. The recent coverage of the air quality problems in Chinese cities has been well documented, but how has the U.S. improved since its industrial revolution? Well, while many American cities have made massive strides, others are still struggling to get past the cloud of pollution [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Birmingham, Salt Lake City continue to struggle with air quality

UrbanCincy: NYC’s Queens neighborhood aiming to transform stretch of railway into park

NYC’s Queens neighborhood aiming to transform stretch of railway into park. The dramatic transformation of the High Line in Manhattan has been so successful that it has influenced other urban communities to re-examine what they’re doing with their unused railroads. Just across the East River, however, Queens is aiming to transform a stretch of train [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: NYC’s Queens neighborhood aiming to transform stretch of railway into park

UrbanCincy: Two Cincinnati projects make Sierra Club’s list of best, worst transportation investments

According to the Sierra Club, the Eastern Corridor was ranked as one of the country’s worst transportation projects, while the Cincinnati Streetcar was ranked as one of the best. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Two Cincinnati projects make Sierra Club’s list of best, worst transportation investments

UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em

The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em. In no surprise to anyone, it turns out that people like to live near parks and that they want lots of parks from which to choose. Well then, which cities invest the most and have the best park options for their current and potential residents? Not [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em

UrbanCincy: New 5.2-acre park in Dallas caps highway, connects urban neighborhoods

New 5.2-acre park in Dallas caps freeway, connects urban neighborhoods. Similar to Cincinnati’s plans to cap Fort Washington Way, Dallas has just opened a 5.2-acre park spanning the Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Not only will the park connect Dallas’ downtown with its uptown, but it will also provide a much needed public gathering space for the [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: New 5.2-acre park in Dallas caps highway, connects urban neighborhoods

UrbanCincy: $450,000 donation from Duke Energy to advance construction at Smale Riverfront Park

A $450,000 gift from Duke Energy will fund the construction of the Main Street Garden which will include 87 trees, thousands of smaller plantings, walking paths, a 150-foot granite seat wall, and 12 “family-sized” porch swings. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: $450,000 donation from Duke Energy to advance construction at Smale Riverfront Park

UrbanCincy: What happens when urban farms get too big?

What happens when urban farms get too big?. Urban farms are all the rage nowadays. Cities across North America have been incorporating them into the cityscape to fill the void left behind by shuttered industry, or abandoned housing. While the benefits seem to have been fully vetted, is there a risk to allowing urban farms [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: What happens when urban farms get too big?

UrbanCincy: The value proposition of large urban trees

The value proposition of large urban trees. We all know the intrinsic value of trees. They’re beautiful, consume carbon dioxide, provide shade, and help keep us cool. But new research finds that large trees (those over 77 centimeters in diameter) provide even greater benefits to humans than do small trees (those less than 8 centimeters [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The value proposition of large urban trees

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati aims to revise plumbing code to allow for rainwater harvesting by November

Disagreements, between Cincinnati’s Rainwater Harvesting Task Force and various government agencies, about how to implement and oversee the systems may leave the effort dead in the water. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati aims to revise plumbing code to allow for rainwater harvesting by November

UrbanCincy: Plan Cincinnati aims to guide city back towards its urban roots

After a three-year planning process, Cincinnati’s first comprehensive plan in 32 years will be shared with the city’s Planning Commission today. The 228-page document outlines a variety of goals that intend to make the city apologetically urban in its approach. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Plan Cincinnati aims to guide city back towards its urban roots

UrbanCincy: 2012 Ohio River Way Paddlefest [VIDEO]

The 11th annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest took place June 21-23 at Coney Island, and culminated with more than 2,200 paddlers took to the Ohio River. The paddling event has become the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and according to event organizers, has positioned Cincinnati as “the paddling capital of the United States.” . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: 2012 Ohio River Way Paddlefest [VIDEO]

UrbanCincy: Cincinnati’s new riverfront park immediately exceeding expectations

If you have yet to visit the first phase of the Smale Riverfront Park, then you need to do yourself a favor and go visit the beautiful new park. From a personal perspective, out of all of the new developments along the central riverfront, the new park is by far the best product and is a true civic asset for Cincinnati. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati’s new riverfront park immediately exceeding expectations

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