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Sustainable Communities

CEED's most recent initiative, Meadville, PA: Not Your Run of the Mill Community, represents a comprehensive plan to stimulate economic and community development in Meadville, a rustbelt community facing economic decline. The Meadville project focuses on rebuilding Meadville as a sustainable community committed to ecological, economic, and social sustainability.

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Meadville, PA: Not Your Run of the Mill Community

The project focuses in part on using Meadville's Mill Run, a historic, urban stream that runs through, and largely under the city, as a geographic thread to unite diverse neighborhoods across the city. Download the posters at right to examine these proposals in more detail.



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North Street Improvements: Transforming Meadville One Street at a Time

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Northwestern Pennsylvania Keystone Innovation Zone (NWPAKIZ):

To help stimulate economic and business development, CEED has led a regional initiative for a Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ) grant that will foster innovation and entrepreneurial development based on reuse and clean technology, while acting as a catalyst for technology transfer through education and outreach efforts.

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Last update: 24 March 2011