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Facts and Thoughts - Aesthetics

Ohio Greenway's Facts and Thoughts database is a collection of greenway tidbits that support greenway development.  This potpourri of greenway particulars was the product of the work of George M. Pomeroy, a doctoral student of Urban Studies at the University of Akron.

Snippet: Residents are most likely to name some aspect of Ohio's scenery, landscape, or environment when asked if a particular place or thing characterizes the state. In this category, Lake Erie and the Ohio River are often mention by Ohioans.
Source: The Ohio Poll
Year: 1997
Full Citation: "The Ohio Poll - Project Report for Ohio Bicentennial Commission" Alfred Tuchfarber and Eric Rademacher. Inst. For Policy Research, Univ. of Cincinnati. April 1997

Snippet: When asked what they like most about Ohio, residents most frequently (21%) cite some aspect of the state's scenery, landscape, or environment such as its "beauty", its rolling hills, farmlands or countryside.
Source: The Ohio Poll
Year: 1997
Full Citation: The Ohio Poll - Project Report for Ohio Bicentennial Commission" Alfred Tuchfarber and Eric Rademacher. Inst. For Policy Research, Univ. of Cincinnati. April 1997

Snippet: The vast majority of those interviewed felt that land conservation was an important public service. 89% felt that land conservation was a good use of public funds, and 91% said that some parts of Maryland should be left in their natural state forever.
Source: Maryland Greenways Commission
Year: 1995
Full Citation: "Attitude Survey of Maryland Residents Regarding Greenways and Open Space - Executive Summary" April 1995

Snippet: The majority of respondents (77%) said it is important to have natural areas close to where they work and live. Almost half of the participants (48%) said they would be inclined to move if existing open space in their community were lost.
Source: Maryland Greenways Commission
Year: 1995
Full Citation: "Attitude Survey of Maryland Residents Regarding Greenways and Open Space - Executive Summary" April 1995

Snippet: A 1995 Ohio poll revealed that 48% of Ohioans strongly agree and 30% somewhat agree that the unmanaged growth of strip malls, shopping centers and subdivisions is all but consuming Ohio's landscape and it's go to be slowed down.
Source: EcoCity Cleveland (5)1/2
Year: 1996
Full Citation: EcoCity Cleveland (1996) September / October. p.13.

Snippet: The same poll also revealed that 81% of Ohioans felt that the state's open spaces, farmlands, and waterways are either seriously or somewhat threatened by unmanaged growth.
Source: EcoCity Cleveland (5)1/2
Year: 1996
Full Citation: EcoCity Cleveland (1996) September / October p.13.

Snippet: In 1900, 47.8% of Ohio was pasture land; In 1985, pasture constituted 10.5%.
Source: Ohio State of the Environment Report
Year: 1996
Full Citation: Ohio EPA, Comparative Risk Project (1996) "Facts and Figures About Ohio's Environment" Companion to the 1995 STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPORT. April.

Snippet: There are 337 state and federal endangered species in Ohio. In a 1990 poll, 84.5% of all Ohioans surveyed felt it was extremely important to set aside areas for endangered species.
Source: Comparing the Risks...Executive Summary
Year: 1995
Full Citation: Ohio EPA, Comparative Risk Project (1995) "Comparing the Risks of Ohio's Environmental Conditions: Executive Summary of Ohio's State of the Environment Report" December.

Snippet: In a 1988 US EPA report, it was estimated that non-point source pollution was responsible for the degradation of up to 76% of degraded lakes.
Source: Comparing the Risks...Executive Summary
Year: 1995
Full Citation: Ohio EPA, Comparative Risk Project (1995) "Comparing the Risks of Ohio's Environmental Conditions: Executive Summary of Ohio's State of the Environment Report" December.

Snippet: ISTEA enhancement projects help provide local communities with benefits such as direct involvment, non-motorized transportation, economic development, and livable communities.
Source: ISTEA & Trails: Enhancement Funding for Bicycling and Walking
Year: 1997
Full Citation: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (1997) "ISTEA & Trails: Enhancement Funding for Bicycling and Walking" pamphlet

 

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