Anchor institutions like Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals purchase upwards of $3 billion in goods and services per year. Their growth as contributed to Cleveland’s emerging identity as a hotspot for jobs in healthcare and higher education - “eds and meds.” This, coupled with millennials’ renewed interest in city living, has positively impacted our “brain gain.” Yet, despite the driving force that these institutions play in the economy, many neighborhoods surrounding them often lack access to the very resources that envelope them - whether that be education, healthcare, or even food.In the 1960s and 1970s, Clark-Fulton was bisected by the construction of the I-90 and I-71 freeways which razed parts of the neighborhood, cutting the area off from surrounding resources, including the steel yards and nearby MetroHealth Medical Center. The poverty rate in Clark-Fulton is 46.6 percent, exceeding Cleveland’s overall poverty rate of 35.9 perce...
In April, Congress narrowly avoided a government shutdown, approving a stopgap budget deal that included concessions from both sides. President Trump's 2018 budget, to be released the week of May 22, is expected to bolster spending for the military and border protection, include funds for his southwest border wall, suggest cuts to Medicaid and other social service programs, and propose a balanced budget within 10 years. Join us for a conversation with Robert Greenstein, Founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the federal budget process and what the proposed changes mean for all Americans. Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.
At one time, Cleveland was America’s fifth largest city. We seemed poised to stand alongside such stalwarts as Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Boston as thriving, dense, and iconic metropolitan areas. And then we lost population. Spurred by the loss of industry and deterred by the desegregation of Cleveland public schools, white families fled Cleveland for the suburbs. From 1970 to 2013, Cleveland lost about half of its population, dropping from the tenth largest city to barely grazing the top 50, in effect, losing 23 people every day for 43 years.But then, things started to change. Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2000, are leading a rapid “fifth migration,” the term for the re-urbanization of metro areas. According to a recent study, Cleveland is eighth in the nation in the growth rate of college-educated millennials. Goodrich-Kirtland Park, which includes the East Side's Asia Town, had a reported 99.5 percent increase in college educated residents in 2015. Hough...
The original version of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax included the line "I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie.” This was in reference to the 1960s declaration that Lake Erie was “dead.” The lake was not, in fact, dead but rather just full of toxic algae that killed off native aquatic species. The Ohio Sea Grant Program wrote to Seuss to tell him about the efforts to clean up the lake and Seuss, in turn, removed the line.
This is just one of many stories surrounding the often mysterious Great Lakes, which cover almost 100,000 square miles and contain 84 percent of the U.S.’s surface fresh water. Despite their relative size and importance, the Great Lakes face a myriad of challenges such as over-application of fertilizer, fluctuation in water levels, and invasive species brought in from the freighters that haul upwards of 125 million tons of cargo up the St. Lawrence Seaway every year. What new Great Lakes stories are being created right now that will make it ...
Trump’s first trip abroad can, in many measures, be judged a success, largely
avoiding the controversies that loom over his administration in Washington. His
condemnation of the terror
attack in Manchester during his press conference with Palestinian leader
Mahmoud Abbas and speech on terrorism in Saudi Arabia won
praise even from some of his critics. Trump became the first
sitting president to visit the Western Wall, and one of the first people to
take a direct flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv. While there, he expressed
enthusiasm for negotiating a long-elusive peace deal between Israel and the
Palestinians. In Brussels, the President also appears to be well on his way to shifting
the priorities of NATO allies closer to his own by concentrating more on
terrorism and defense spending payment obligations.What are the global ramifications of
Trump’s trip? How much of a foreign policy shift is the United States (US)
experiencing under President Trump...