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Designing the green city on a blue lake

David Beach  |  09/23/09 @ 1:00pm

Anticipation is building for the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit that will take place Aug. 12-14 at the Cleveland Convention Center. More than 600 people will gather to design projects to promote the creation of green jobs and a more sustainable economy.

It is hoped that the summit will be a catalytic event - setting an agenda for intensive work over the next 10 years to do as many sustainability projects as possible. Then, in the year 2019, the 50th anniversary of the famous Cuyahoga River fire, Cleveland can celebrate its emergence as a leading green city.

If you can't attend the summit in person (and registration is closed), you can follow the summit here on the GCBL blogs. For great background on the issues and opportunities for Cleveland's sustainable economy, see the summit briefing paper (which was edited by the GreenCityBlueLake Institute's David Beach). Or see the city's website.

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