Maintaining a robust network of natural places in Northeast Ohio helps shape our quality of life, a
healthy environment, and an appealing region. The updated Cuyahoga County Greenprint provides a toolkit to
assist communities and property owners in making informed land use decisions. The Greenprint Guide Book
presents concepts, analysis, and best practices, while the accompanying Greenprint Viewer offers a wealth
of interactive geographic data.
Tree canopy is the layer of leaves, branches, and stems of trees that cover the ground when viewed from
above. Tree canopy provides improved air and water quality, reduced stormwater runoff, improved natural
habitat, and many other benefits. This assessment provides meaningful metrics on the extent of existing
and possible tree canopy in the County's communities, watersheds, and neighborhoods.
Complete Streets are roadways that are designed and built for everyone of all ages and abilities
to access, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users. Cuyahoga
County is exploring a regional approach to implementing complete streets.