Kingsbury Run Nature Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio: Partnership, Engagement, Programming + Design
Mitch Glass is working with community partners to design a two-semester project to advance plans for a community-based nature reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. The 90-acre parcel of land, known as Kingsbury Run, is situated in the middle of long-neglected and redlined communities of color on Cleveland’s south side. It’s also adjacent to the under-construction Opportunity Corridor, a half-billion-dollar infrastructure investment by the State of Ohio and City of Cleveland.
Partnering with the CDC, Burton Bell Carr Development Inc. and multiple other stakeholders in Cleveland, Glass and his students will research the needs and interests of the community and come up with design approaches for the nature reserve.