March 10, 2016, 8am PST
The city of Cleveland has begun to build a political consensus around the need to update its 1929 zoning code.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 3, 2016, 5am PST
The latest installment of the "Planners Across America" series visits Columbus, Ohio, for a conversation with Planning Administrator Kevin Wheeler.
February 23, 2016, 1pm PST
The Ohio Supreme Court had to intervene in the complicated issue of municipal golf courses managed by private operators. In the end, Cincinnati's municipal golf courses will keep their property tax exemptions.
February 23, 2016, 11am PST
Waste management and composting take an entrepreneurial twist through Cleveland millennials' burgeoning home-grown business.
February 23, 2016, 8am PST
Gas taxes and road and bridge tolls are not very popular, but important nonetheless. Gov. Matt Bevin (R) will sign a bill that prohibits tolls on a new Ohio River bridge, and might also endanger federal funding.
February 18, 2016, 1pm PST
A vote by the city of Cincinnati's Historic Conservation Board, of all things, would prioritize parking over historic integrity.
February 8, 2016, 6am PST
Disposal of wastewater from fracking has long been associated with earthquakes in Oklahoma as well as Ohio and Texas. A new study shows they were likely the cause of a swarm of quakes in 2005 in the capital of oil in California, Kern County.
February 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Columbus, Ohio is expected to grow to 500,000 residents by 2050, but all recent efforts to raise the funds for a large investment in transit have stalled. The new City Council president wants to try again.
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.