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Featured Staff Pick For the Love of Cleveland: The Geography of Gentrification
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cleveland Public Square
  1 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Gentrification has become a point of contention among urban planners. Some argue that benefits of gentrification far outweigh the drawbacks, especially in mid-sized cities. Others argue that gentrification primarily occurs in mostly white neighborhoods, leaving minority neighborhoods mired in poverty.

Glenville, a historically African-American community, is poised for gentrification. It’s proximity to the cultural attractions of University Circle, Case Western Reserve...

Cookout on the Cuyahoga: The Future of Cleveland's Waterfront
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Local Matters

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Cookout on the Cuyahoga: The Future of Cleveland's Waterfront

Cleveland is on the verge of fulfilling a long-anticipated dream - finally providing access and connectivity to miles and miles of our riverfront and lakefront. From the Towpath and Lake Link trails to the upcoming groundbreaking of the planned downtown...

Strengthening Families, Building Resilience
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, August 14, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Strengthening Families, Building Resilience

The United States has one of the worst records for child abuse among industrialized nations. According to ChildHelp.org, an average of four to seven children die every day due to child abuse and neglect. With this in mind, The Center...

Raising Voters’ Awareness About Judicial Candidates
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Politics & Public Policy

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Raising Voters’ Awareness About Judicial Candidates

A recent study conducted by the University of Akron Bliss Institute of Applied Politics found that half of all voters don't vote in judicial elections. When the Institute polled for possible reasons for this low turnout, they found that 63%...

Government Transparency in the 21st Century
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Politics & Public Policy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Government Transparency in the 21st Century

In December of last year, Ohio launched a first-of-its-kind online checkbook, setting a new national standard for government transparency. OhioCheckbook.com gives taxpayers an in-depth look at how their tax money is spent. This website contains searchable details for more than...

What's At Stake in 2016
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, August 07, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

What's At Stake in 2016

The importance of a presidential election depends on what's at stake. While many Americans may be disillusioned with party politics and believe that Washington is unable to accomplish anything of consequence, elections are still of monumental importance in determining the...

Cleveland Welcomes the RNC: First Debate Night Watch Party
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Politics & Public Policy

Thursday, August 06, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Cleveland Welcomes the RNC: First Debate Night Watch Party

The Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Young Professional Senate and ideastream join the City Club to present a debate watch party in honor of the first GOP Presidential Primary Debate, featuring analysis from two of the region's top political scientists. Join...

The National Debt and the 2016 Campaign
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Business & Economy

Thursday, August 06, 2015, 8:00 a.m.

The National Debt and the 2016 Campaign

The U.S. national debt is at post-war record highs, both in dollars and as a share of the economy. And not only has it grown from 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2007—about the post-war average—to 74...

Happy Dog Takes on the World:  Disaster Strikes, But Who Really Pays?
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World Affairs

Tuesday, August 04, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Disaster Strikes, But Who Really Pays?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, followed by a major aftershock on May 12, 2015. More than 9,000 people were killed and 23,000 were injured. According to the United Nations, nearly 2.8 million people still require...

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