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Crooked River Gaming: Weaving the New Casino into Cleveland's Existing Urban Fabric
What Does Having a Casino in Cleveland Mean?
Presented by: The Cleveland Coalition

March 5, 2010

Speakers from legal, economic, civic and planning backgrounds will discuss various elements of the casino.

Speakers include:

  • David M. Schwarz: President and CEO of David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.
  • Len Komoroski: President, Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena
  • Thomas V. Chema: President of Hiram College
  • Christopher Diehl: Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University
  • Moderated by: Eric Wellman, 90.3/WCPN/ideastream

The Cleveland Coalition is a civic organization of Clevelanders working to create and sustain a more vibrant, healthy and connected community by building civic imagination, community participation and leadership capacity. Our events allow citizens to participate in policy discussions and empower citizens to take action through our philosophy of: Educate. Collaborate. Act. The issues and ideas engaged by the Coalition focus on Quality of Life, Economic Innovation and Social Equity; the Coalition advocates for these issues through partnerships with existing institutions.
Our purpose behind the “Crooked River Gaming” event is to help make Cleveland’s new casino a vibrant element of the community. A well-planned casino could have a transformative impact on the city. The Coalition will host discussions and workshops on how this major project can best integrate itself within the existing city fabric. This discussion is not about whether or not casinos should exist. This discussion is about how we can make the casino successful not only for its owner and operator but also for the city of Cleveland.



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members. The members set the tone and facilitate the discussion.