• Cleveland has lost over 50% of its population since 1950.
  • The City has over 20,000 vacant lots, many of these can be preserved as hydrological resources.
  • Red Fields to Green Fields will:
    • Remove an estimated 1,850 acres of non-performing real estate from the market
    • Create over 120 miles of interconnected greenways.
    • Restore a natural stressed hydrologic system to a more natural flow pattern.
    • Transform Cleveland’s neighborhoods and waterfront, to attract a new generation of young professionals.


Vacant land in Cleveland has the untapped potential to revitalize the state while creating jobs.


National Research Project - Phase 1 Meeting

Atlanta, GA - January 19, 2010
Presenter: Terry Schwartz

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National Research Project - Phase One City Studies