Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Sustainable Cleveland 2019 is a 10-year initiative “to design and develop a thriving and resilient Cleveland that leverages its wealth of assets to build economic, social and environmental well-being for all.” Sustainable Cleveland was founded by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, is administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and is funded by foundation, corporate and individual support. 

Each year the City of Cleveland, Ohio focuses on projects, outreach and community development dedicated to one key Action Area in building a sustainable city. 2017 focused on Vibrant Green Space, and 2018 is the year of Vital Neighborhoods. The focus is on development of vibrant neighborhoods that support affordable, low-consumption lifestyles by making them more convenient and attractive. “In many ways, dense, mixed-use, urban neighborhoods are the foundation for future sustainability on Earth.”  The Cleveland Tree Plan is a primary resource indicated for planning in both of these focal action areas.

The Sustainable Cleveland website offers a Progress Dashboard that is interactive and designed to help gauge Cleveland’s progress toward business, personal/social, built and natural wellbeing. Each of these four categories includes list of indicators to display a chart on progress.

For example - the Indicators described for the Natural environment progress include:

  • Water Quality
  • Water Advisories
  • Improved Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Tree Canopy


Publication Date: 2018

Related Organizations:

  • City of Cleveland, Ohio
  • City of Cleveland, Office of Sustainability


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  • Best practice
  • Indicators

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