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- About BDP Comments
Each year SustainLane releases the “most complete report card on urban sustainability in America”, which ranks the 50 largest cities in categories like air quality, green economy, metro congestion etc.
As I see it, these are arguably the two most important categories in the entire study. Without a sustainable food and water supply, the basic functions of a city cannot be met. As the challenges we face in creating a sustainable regional economy become more pressing, it is essential that we have this basic infrastructure in place to meet the needs of our city. It’s great to see that we’re getting national recognition for all of the hard work being done by leaders in Northeast Ohio.
The report notes “12 farmers’ markets and 225 community gardens reported, serving truckloads of fresh food to its population of over 450,000. A nearly 600 percent increase in total number of farmers’ markets and a sizable increase in community gardens since 2006 explain Cleveland’s ascent in this rankings category.”
In fact, Cleveland has over 20 farmers’ markets but we’ll let that slide.
Last 5 posts by John McGovern
- NOACA; are you listening? - March 11th, 2010
- the High Cost of Free Parking - September 29th, 2009
- Cleveland State University Lab School on Fast Track - September 22nd, 2009
- Re-Imagining Cleveland: Audacious... or Realistic? - June 18th, 2009
- Worth Repeating - December 4th, 2008