Cleveland Botanical Garden is committed to helping its surrounding community and the larger Great Lakes region through urban greening initiatives that stabilize neighborhoods and improve quality of life. Thanks to generous grant funding, the Garden’s Applied Research Program leads a multi-city initiative to identify best practices for transforming vacant urban properties into productive green infrastructure that ultimately preserves the quality of our Great Lakes.

This Vacant to Vibrant blog highlights the latest news in those efforts from Cleveland, Gary, IN, Buffalo, NY, and elsewhere. For more information, please contact Sandra Albro, Director of Research,, 216-707-2860.



10 Tips for Selecting the Best Community Green Infrastructure Sites

Friday, September 12, 2014

Discover key tips and resources for selecting green infrastructure sites.  Based on lessons learned from Vacant to Vibrant's site selection process.

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About Vacant to Vibrant

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
   Vacant to Vibrant is a 4-year, 3-city project that examines the effectiveness of clustered, small urban greening installations to provide environmental and social benefits to communities. In the midst of a variety of important work in urban land reuse, green infrastructure, and urban g...

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