Monday, February 17, 2014

As long as Ohio has massive sprawl, fossil fuels will rule our life

New Evidence Exposes Gov. Kasich’s Role in PR Plan to Promote Fracking in State Parks | EcoWatch: "As reported Sunday, new evidence was released today showing Ohio Gov. Kasich’s involvement in the communications plan that detailed how the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) would “marginalize” opponents of fracking by teaming up with “allied” corporations—including Halliburton, business groups and media outlets—to promote this controversial drilling technique in state parks."

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Urban planning should put people ahead of cars

Easy parking hardly is what makes great cities vibrant | The Columbus Dispatch: "Public or private officials might respond to parking complaints by building one or more parking garages in high-demand areas. An additional parking garage in the Short North or Downtown will accommodate a few hundred more cars.

This, however, is an expensive investment that will not solve parking problems because the demand for parking always will exceed the supply in any good urban area. Instead of asking how to accommodate more cars, we should be asking how to accommodate more people."