The Cleveland EcoVillage

Older cities like Cleveland are now being redeveloped, and it is vital that this urban regeneration incorporate advanced ecological design. That is the premiseand the hopeof the Cleveland EcoVillage project.

The project seeks to redevelop a neighborhood around a transit stop on the near west side of Cleveland. The lead project partners are the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and EcoCity Cleveland.

The EcoVillage is:

  • An innovative partnership involving nonprofit organizations, the city, the regional transit authority, private developers, and neighborhood residents.
  • A national demonstration project that will showcase green building and transit-oriented development.
  • An opportunity to realize the promise of urban life in the most ecological way possible.


The Cleveland EcoVillage is a great place to live.  It is a diverse neighborhood that is pedestrian-friendly and community-oriented.  Residents are within walking distance of the Rapid Transit Station and the Zone Recreation Center.  The area has older and newer homes, including some of the city's finest examples of green building.  The area also includes numerous schools, historic churches, and communtiy gardens.  Residents can participate in block clubs, recreation groups, annual workshops, and celebrations. There are countless opportunities in the Cleveland EcoVillage.


Return to this section of the site often for updates on the EcoVillage.


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



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The search for a new vision for cities has even more urgency now. In 1900, only 160 million people, one tenth of the world's population, were city dwellers. By shortly after 2000, in contrast, half of the world (3.2 billion people) will live in urban areas-a 20-fold increase in numbers. The challenge for the next century will be to improve the environmental conditions of cities themselves while reducing the demands that they make on the Earth's finite resources.
from State of the World 1999 by the Worldwatch Institute

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