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Want to know what is on our minds? Find blog posts written here, by the City Club staff, members, and partners. Every week you can find a new edition of #FreeSpeech in the News — a collection of related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century that’s making the news. You’ll also find takes on current events, past forums, and issues surrounding Northeast Ohio. Read on for all things City Club.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New York City Shows Us How to Make Parks Matter

Guest Author

by Kim Smith Woodford, Journey on Yonder Outdoors Consulting As a child, parks without question were synonymous with playtime. And when we played, we played hard. On the swings we’d compete on who could swing the highest for the longest – while standing. The parks design included a basic wide open space with a playset made...

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Monday, February 11, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: FEBRUARY 11, 2019

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Oral Arguments Could Get...

Friday, February 08, 2019

Mitchell J. Silver Talks The Future of Parks and Public Spaces

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

(Click image to view presentation) One of the nation’s most celebrated urban thinkers, Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver oversees management, planning, and operations of New York City’s nearly 30,000 acres of parkland, which includes parks, playgrounds, beaches, marinas, recreation centers, wilderness areas, and other assets. He also has helped guide a strategy that redefines the role of...

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Darling-Hammond Provides Food for Thought

Bill Lavezzi, Member, The City Club of Cleveland

Linda Darling-Hammond’s sold-out January 25 forum was inspiring, entertaining, and informative. She provided a steady stream of observations about what works and what doesn’t. She identified challenges in modern education that were of interest to an audience representing many parts of the education community. The world’s knowledge is increasing exponentially at a time when technology...

Monday, February 04, 2019

#FREESPEECH IN THE NEWS: FEBRUARY 4, 2019

Bliss Davis, Content Coordinator, The City Club of Cleveland

As the Citadel of Free Speech here in Cleveland, we work to protect and promote the basis of our democracy by sharing related stories, commentary, and opinions on free speech in the 21st century. Here's what's making the news – and what you should know about – in the past week. 1.) Judge says Tampa conversion...

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can Blockland succeed at making Cleveland an Innovation Hub? Thoughts from a startup founder who’s lived in hot markets

Guest Author

by Karen Leventhal is the founder of Verdant Trade At the “Building Blockland What’s Next”? Forum, Charles Stack of Flashstarts made the case that Cleveland is the perfect place for Blockchain because Blockchain is like Cleveland: it’s focused on collaboration and cooperation. In short, it’s based on community. According to a panelist, of the many cities...

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