Despite claims that Cleveland, Ohio, doesn't care about sustainability, the city is actually pressing hard in this department. At the recent EcoDistricts Summit, Future Cities spoke with Jenita McGowan, Cleveland's Chief of Sustainability, about the city's Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative, and how Cleveland is encouraging the community to get involved with sustainability efforts.
Re: Cleveland's Sustainability Story Exactly, Mary. I think some people have this perception that processing such data will require such huge investments, that they give up even before they get started.
Definitions, please How is it that McGowan or the City of Cleveland are defining sustainability? Zero carbon footprint? Mandatory recycling of paper, glass, and plastics? Creative re-use of refuse? Incentives for more efficient transport and energy use? Solar incentives or plans for community garden space? There are lots of ways that sustainability can be interpreted by both citizens and local businesses.
Re: Cleveland's Sustainability Story City data there for the taking; it's up to cities to determine that they're willing to take advantage of it. IMO, it may not be as expensive an endeavor as one might think.
Cleveland's Sustainability Story As part of Cleveland's yearly meeting on Sustainability issues, they "map" attendees. In doing so, stakeholders are from many different areas of the city. That strikes me as a very wise approach to "data!"
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