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Sustainable Urban Futures: Navigating Economic Equality and Climate Resilience

Business & Economy

Sustainable Urban Futures: Navigating Economic Equality and Climate Resilience

Thursday, February 15, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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"We have massive blind spots in urban planning if we don’t make sure everyone is part of the conversation." – Ben Herring

Youth Led Forum- All are welcome to attend!

In the dynamic landscape of urban development, the intersectionality of economic inequality and climate change emerges as a critical focal point for envisioning sustainable urban futures. As we convene for this City Club Youth Forum, we embark on a journey to explore innovative strategies that acknowledge the imperatives of economic justice with the urgent need for climate resilience in our rapidly evolving urban environments.

Cities, the epicenters of human civilization, stand at the nexus of profound challenges—economic disparities and climate change—that demand immediate attention and concerted action. Cleveland is just one example of many. Our collective responsibility is to steer urban development toward inclusive prosperity while mitigating the environmental toll of rapid urbanization. The stakes are high, and our discussions will shape the blueprint for the cities of tomorrow.

At the heart of our deliberations is the poignant question: How can urban development be harnessed as a catalyst for economic empowerment and environmental stewardship? The answer lies in reimagining urban spaces as incubators of innovation, where equitable economic opportunities flourish hand-in-hand with sustainable practices. This forum serves as a crucible for the exchange of ideas, where diverse perspectives converge to forge a path forward that transcends traditional dichotomies.

Our discussion will revolve around the implications of urban development in the future. Our distinguished panelists, experts in their respective fields, will illuminate the discourse with insights drawn from real-world experiences, offering tangible ideas that can be adapted and scaled to address the unique needs of diverse urban landscapes.

Join us in unraveling the intricate tapestry of urban development. Tickets are free for high school students. Contact Ariana Smith at to register your school or student.


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

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