The Resurrection of Forest City Cleveland
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Cleveland, Ohio was once the 7th biggest city in the United States, it’s population peaked with 914,808. In 1949 Cleveland was named an All-America City for the first time. The city’s prime geographic location as transportation hub on the Great Lakes has played an important role in its development as a commercial center. Picture below: Holiday Traffic on Euclid Avenue & Huron Road. Cleveland, Ohio. December 1949, PlayhouseSquare Archives.
By the 1960s, the economy slowed, and residents sought new housing in the suburbs. Today the city is dealing with a fast declining population and land is left empty. Comedian Mike Polk, made this funny video about the city of Cleveland today.
The nickname for Cleveland, The Forest City, unveils the river valley was once a heavily forested environment. A group of architects developed a plan to transform the city into a progressive city once again.
The idea is to develop the land so that agriculture and developmental activities go side by side. The land will be used for a variety of things right from agriculture purpose to clean industries to recreation for the inhabitants. Special emphasis has been being given on conservation and recycling of water, so that the water table may never go down in future. Watch this inspiring and clear overview on the planned changes for the resurrection of Cleveland: