Fast Company | 2024 World Changing Ideas Award Winners | Cuyahoga County Lakefront Access Plan

Fast Company has announced the winners of the 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards. SmithGroup, in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works and the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, is pleased to announce that the Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access Plan received an Honorable Mention in the urban design category.

This prestigious, international award recognizes landscapes, public spaces, initiatives and policies that make cities around the globe cleaner, more efficient, more beautiful and more equitable for their citizens.

The lakeshore access plan positions the community to achieve: 

  • Renewed focus on equity

  • Increased connectivity

  • Enhanced Resilience

  • Attract outside assistance

Learn more about the project here

View the complete list of 2024 honorees here.