January 27, 2016, 2pm PST
Down to a population of 197,859 from its 1960 peak of 290,351, the city of Akron is looking for a way to bring people back to its community. One thing Akron has going for it already: an enthusiastic champion of the cause.
January 27, 2016, 10am PST
Learning from the mishaps shown by state regulatory agencies in Michigan, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency wasted no time in beginning a criminal investigation resulting from reports of concentrations of high lead levels in some Ohio homes.
December 7, 2015, 7am PST
Surveyors hitting the streets in Cleveland have found that the problem of vacant homes in the city isn't as bad as first feared.
December 2, 2015, 1pm PST
There's still a long way to go to get to the finish line on the conversion of a rail corridor into a bike trail that could connect important parts of the city, but Cincinnati is currently pulling lots of purse strings to make it happen.
Cincinnati Business Courier
December 1, 2015, 8am PST
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has already been hard at work renovating homes and improving communities, with an ambitious goal to renovate 100 more homes in the next three years.
November 16, 2015, 1pm PST
A photo of a "backwards" buffered bike lane in Cleveland prompts commentary from the planning community. What is gained by separating bike lane and curb?
November 4, 2015, 9am PST
A 1.5-acre park in Cleveland should be ready in time for the 2016 Republican National Convention. The small park is just the first step, however, toward a much grander vision for a corner of Cleveland with deep connections to the city's past.
October 30, 2015, 9am PDT
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
October 30, 2015, 6am PDT
A ULI-led symposium in Cleveland is looking at how an update of the cit'’s outdated zoning code could revive some neighborhoods in the city.
October 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
Under the leadership of Norman Krumholz, the city of Cleveland was positioned as a nationwide leader in equity planning. Krumholz, along with John Forester, eventually wrote the book "Making Equity Planning Work."
October 24, 2015, 5am PDT
A group of passionate rowers deserve some of the credit in the remarkable comeback story of Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.
October 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
The city of Cleveland's first protected bike path has planning commission approval. The protected path is a component of the city's ambitious bike infrastructure plans.
October 20, 2015, 6am PDT
Call it gentrification or rebirth, but a couple's move into the Hingetown neighborhood has led to a transformation of the formerly "toxic corner" of Cleveland.
October 19, 2015, 5am PDT
The final piece of track has been laid for the forthcoming streetcar on Cincinnati's Second Street. The controversial project has so far been a breeze to build.
Cincinnati Business Courier
October 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
After years of operating in Cincinnati, a program that gives residents a stake in the real estate they call home is expanding to Cleveland.
October 6, 2015, 10am PDT
An intermodal transit station could be coming to the Cleveland lakefront, in an effort to connect a downtown and a lakefront severed by multiple rail lines.
September 29, 2015, 6am PDT
As a new wave of people flood cities to live, work, and play, many arrive on four wheels: cars, which are creating massive headaches for city planners and drivers.
September 26, 2015, 9am PDT
New research suggests that trees offer a "layer of protection" for cardiovascular disease.
September 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The curious case of Cleveland's new "buffered" bike lanes. The question: Why are the buffers placed between the bike lane and the curb?
September 16, 2015, 5am PDT
The city of Cleveland is considering a proposal that would flip five acres of public land in University Circle into a bustling innovation district of residences and a mix of uses.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer