Home > Education > Sustainable Cuyahoga > Land Use & Development

Land Use & Development

Having a completely developed county means that we will make the historic transition from growth and development to redevelopment and have to deal with the costs of aging infrastructure and buildings. They will be pressed to meet emerging market demand for new and affordable types of housing, walkable urban places with a mix of land uses, access to bike and transit facilities, and environmental quality.

What Communities Can Do?

  • Organize a “Better Block” project to demonstrate ideas for redeveloping a shopping district as a vibrant, walkable place, such as the projects that cities of Akron and Youngstown did recently.v 
  • Environmental justice — Consider the impacts of development and infrastructure projects on minority and disadvantaged populations and work to engage such populations in the decision-making process.