Zoned for Green draws a crowd
Attendees listen to Karen Knittel, city planner for the City of Cleveland Heights, describe the new green zoning codes. Photo by Hannah Baldwin.
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The Sustainable Heights Network hosted Zoned for Green, a community networking event on June 5 at the home of Gus and Jan Kious. About 70 people gathered to hear Karen Knittel, a city planner for the City of Cleveland Heights, give a brief overview of the new green zoning codes that the city council approved last month. The network organized small discussion groups to share thoughts and ideas on such topics as geothermal heating, composting, outdoor lighting concerns, demolishing buildings, permeable paving and gardening. The event drew participants from the cities of Akron, Shaker Heights and South Euclid who were interested in learning more about Cleveland Heights’s innovative approach to sustainability. A tour of the Kious’ straw bale house, as well as the gardens and chicken coops, was also part of the event.
Hannah Baldwin is the administrative assistant for FutureHeights.