From city to country

See news about EcoCity Cleveland's merger with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

EcoCity Cleveland is a nonprofit environmental planning organization that promotes the design of cities in balance with nature in Northeast Ohio.

In the cities: We work in the urban core of the metropolitan region to promote environmentally-friendly redevelopment that improves quality of life and makes cities more sustainable.

In the country: We work in the countryside to promote sensitive development that preserves open space and the ecological integrity of the landscape.

Balancing city and country: Connecting these two areas of work are policy issues related to urban sprawl and smart growth at the regional and state levels (including land use planning, transportation planning, and issues of regional governance). In all this, the metropolitan region is the key unit of analysis, and we play an important role in helping citizens and policy-makers adopt a more thoughtful regional perspective a "bioregional" perspective that transcends the political fragmentation of our region.

Since being founded in 1992, EcoCity Cleveland has earned a national reputation for the quality of its work. We have been a key player in expanding public awareness of urban sprawl as a fundamental environmental problem. Our reporting in the EcoCity Cleveland Journal and other publications has been influential in supporting and shaping the local environmental movement. And our programs add value to the work of many other organizations promoting sustainability and ecological cities.

We work with a broad range of partners. Become a member today!


This site has not been updated since 2006. EcoCity Cleveland merged with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to form the GreenCityBlueLake Institute. For up-to-date sustainability news in Northeast Ohio, log on to GreenCityBlueLake's web site

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EcoCity Cleveland
3500 Lorain Avenue, Suite 301, Cleveland OH 44113
Cuyahoga Bioregion
(216) 961-5020
Copyright 2002-2003

10th Anniversary event
Major projects
Accomplishments in 2006
Accomplishments in 2005
Accomplishments in 2004
Accomplishments in 2003
Accomplishments in 2002
Accomplishments in 2001
PLANetizen Top 50 Web site award
Best of Alternative Press award

Funding sources
Participation on committees and task forces

EcoCity's GreenCityBlueLake Awards
(formerly Bioregional Hero Awards):

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

PD's Steve Litt profile of EcoCity Cleveland director David Beach

Press clips about EcoCity Cleveland


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