GCBL staff | 08/13/08 @ 12:05pm
What should Cleveland do to make its 3,300 acres of vacant land more desirable?
The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Neighborhood Progress, Inc. are engaged in an innovative planning process to help the city answer that question. They are finding a course of action that could turn former heavily urbanized areas of the city into farms, gardens or natural areas that one day might supply local food, absorb rain water, produce renewable energy and employ city residents.
Ultimately, they hope to figure out where and how to best restore ecological function and create new value in land that was long ago written off as damaged beyond repair.