EcoCity Cleveland is known for its publications, especially the EcoCity Cleveland Journal, which has been nominated three times for national "Best of the Alternative Press Awards" and has played a major role in shaping debates about the future of Northeast Ohio.

But we are much more than the journal. Our major initiatives include:

  • Citizens' Bioregional Plan - With the help of computer-mapping technology, we have created a vision of sustainable land use for Northeast Ohio. The plan includes conceptual maps for compact cities and towns with urban development zones, a regional greenbelt, farmland protection areas, and other features.
  • Open space protection - We are working with park districts and land trusts in Northeast Ohio to expand efforts to conserve greenspace, protect ecosystems, and increase the public's access to nature.
  • Transportation reform - We monitor local and state transportation agencies and promote a multi-modal transportation system that allows people to be less dependent on automobiles and that reduces air pollution and energy use.
  • Cleveland EcoVillage - This partnership between EcoCity Cleveland and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization is beginning a national demonstration of neighborhood redevelopment that incorporates the latest concepts of ecological building and urban design.
  • Ohio Smart Growth Agenda - Our state policy agenda, developed with the assistance of the American Planning Association, explains how the State of Ohio can stop subsidizing urban sprawl and, instead, take better care of existing cities and towns.
  • Consulting and technical assistance - We provide information about environmental and urban design issues to a wide range of organizations, public agencies, schools, and individuals.


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

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