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Monday, October 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

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Coming Out for Equality

The very first National Coming Out Day was October 11, 1988 and represented a form of activism - a time and place to challenge conventional attitudes about relationships and sexuality. Since that time, many strides have been made to ensure...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

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Revitalizing Youngstown: A Candid Conversation About Challenge & Opportunity

Youngstown has made great strides in many areas over the past decade. Crime is down. Thousands of vacant and abandoned structures have been demolished. Homes and vacant lots are being improved. Residents in neighborhood have become more engaged. Downtown continues...

Dinner + Dialogue: The Future of Leadership in Northeast Ohio
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: The Future of Leadership in Northeast Ohio

This forum has reached capacity. The United States is experiencing a rapid and profound transition from an industrial economy to a digital, global, and knowledge-based and service-based economy. Like much of America, our city and region has struggled with this...

Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement
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Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ballots and Bullets: Cleveland's Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Cleveland played a critical role in the civil rights movement, intersecting with some of the most important African American figures of the time. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. raised money for bail during his Birmingham campaign in the spring of...

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Monday, July 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

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The Aftermath of Deindustrialization: Class, Culture, and Conversation

The Mahoning Valley knows deindustrialization. For decades, our communities have struggled with the effects of widespread job-loss on our populations, our infrastructure, and our collective consciousness. Most often, the conversation about the long-term consequences of this shift are centered on...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

Narrative: If These Spaces Could Talk

When we speak of place, it’s easy to imagine and discuss the physical structures we inhabit - the parks, streets, and buildings we encounter every day. But while these physical manifestations of place are integral to the notion of placemaking,...

CCMV Views & Brews: Why Place Matters
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

CCMV Views & Brews: Why Place Matters

Urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs famously said: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and management of public spaces....

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

Public Health: Why Parks Matter

Historically, the term health often referred to simply the presence or absence of disease. Today, it is commonly recognized that health encompasses not only physical components, but social, economic, and environmental ones as well. Urban communities often face higher health...

Why Does Soda Cost Less Than Water at the Corner Store? A College Forum Symposium
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Why Does Soda Cost Less Than Water at the Corner Store? A College Forum Symposium

Walk into almost any corner store and you'll find the cost of a bottle of soda is likely less than a bottle of water. It's a strange conundrum that speaks to the economic conditions that create challenges for so many...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

Architecture: Balancing Form and Function

If streets are the medium that connect us to place, it can be argued that the physical structures that comprise our neighborhoods– homes, libraries, office buildings, stores and restaurants, and theatres – provide the anchor. However, there is often an...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

Streets: Achieving Connection Not Competition

Throughout history, streets have served as a point of connection. From people to horses, carriages to street cars, public transit to automobiles, streets provide the main medium for travel, connecting us to work, home, and the people and places we...

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Friday, May 18, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Power of Place

The Role of Resident Activism in Placemaking

Urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs famously said: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” While not an urban planner by training, Jacobs is considered a trailblazer in the field...

2018 State of Downtown: Enhancing Mobility
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Thursday, May 10, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of Downtown: Enhancing Mobility

Across the country, there is renewed interest from residents to be near urban centers. American corporations, once regulated to vast suburban office parks, are moving back into cities, drawn by their energy, vibrancy, and diversity - all which are attractive...

Finding a Path to Equity: Media's Role in Advocating for Cleveland's Youth
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Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Finding a Path to Equity: Media's Role in Advocating for Cleveland's Youth

Over the last several years, the percentage of Cleveland's children living in poverty has increased steadily, topping out at 52 percent in a report released late last year. The barriers faced by these children and their families are enormous -...

Building Bridges in our Community and in our World
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Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Building Bridges in our Community and in our World

The Most Reverend Bishop Nelson J. Perez was appointed the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland by Pope Francis on July 11, 2017answas installed on September 5, 2017. Inhis firstmonths of his episcopacy, Bishop Perez has been embraced and...

2018 State of the County
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

2018 State of the County

"The State of the County is strong, but we've still got work to do. We can't rest until all residents are on a path to achieve potential." - 2017 State of the County address Join us as Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County...

Dinner + Dialogue: From Digital Divide to Digital Equality
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: From Digital Divide to Digital Equality

As of 2017, 34 million Americans - mostly those who are poor, people of color, elderly, or rural residents - do not have access to fixed high-speed Internet. Northeast Ohio is not immune to this trend. In 2015, a report commissioned...

Evicted at Home: The Realities of Housing in Northeast Ohio
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Friday, February 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Evicted at Home: The Realities of Housing in Northeast Ohio

In the prologue to Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, author Matthew Desmond points out how completely ordinary and common the eviction experience is in most cities across the nation. Though his PulitzerPrize winning book, is reported from...

Dinner + Dialogue: Rebuilding Struggling Housing Markets
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: Rebuilding Struggling Housing Markets

As interest in urban living continues to increase, housing is in demand. While some neighborhoods - Downtown, Ohio City, and Tremont, for example - have seen population and housing prices increase in the last five years, other neighborhoods are still...

The Urban League of Greater Cleveland: A Century of Advocacy
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Thursday, December 07, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Urban League of Greater Cleveland: A Century of Advocacy

On October 13, 1917, L. Hollingsworth Wood, chairman of the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes, spoke to the City Club about issues facing the African-American population in Cleveland. Wood preached that, “above all, make these new residents feel...

Dinner + Dialogue: The Importance of Local Elections
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: The Importance of Local Elections

While the current political climate has been heavily focused on the national level, we have several important local elections in Cuyahoga County. Those elected to local positions have the greatest effect on citizens’ everyday lives, as they make the decisions...

Dinner + Dialogue: Combating Youth Homelessness
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: Combating Youth Homelessness

Often when we think of the demographics of those who are homeless, we don't think of children and adolescents. But a rise in poverty - coupled with increases in opioid addiction and incarcerations - has left many young people without...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Challenges of Success
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Challenges of Success

By many measures, Ohio City and Downtown Cleveland are two neighborhoods in Cleveland that have “made it.” Since 2009, Downtown has witnessed a staggering $5.5 billion in investment and an apartment occupancy rate of 97 percent with numerous additional significant...

For the Love of Cleveland: It Takes a Neighborhood
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: It Takes a Neighborhood

Arguably, a neighborhood’s fate lies at the hands of its residents. An engaged citizenry can draw investment dollars, create a stable tax base, attract new residents and amenities, and limit the spread of crime. And yet, stimulating residents into action...

For the Love of Cleveland: The Geography of Gentrification
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: The Geography of Gentrification

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,...

The Land Bank Eight Years On: Evaluating a National Model
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Friday, June 30, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Land Bank Eight Years On: Evaluating a National Model

Local and state leaders created the Cuyahoga Land Bank in 2009, in part, to deal with the previous year’s economic collapse. That national economic crisis was caused in large part by practices in the housing market that led to mass...

Boomer Bust? The Future of Senior Housing
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Boomer Bust? The Future of Senior Housing

The next 20 years will bring substantial growth in the number of adults aged 65 and older living in the United States. The U.S. Census projects that the number of senior citizens will increase from 48 million to 79 million...

For the Love of Cleveland: Too Many Houses, Not Enough Homes
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: Too Many Houses, Not Enough Homes

Cleveland has been named one of the most affordable housing markets in the country and is often cited as a reason why many former Clevelanders “boomerang” home. Despite its affordability, Cleveland is also plagued by aging and inadequate housing stock,...

Appetite for Change: How to Combat Food Insecurity in Ohio
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Friday, June 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Appetite for Change: How to Combat Food Insecurity in Ohio

In 2006, "food insecurity" supplanted "hunger" as the way the United States' government describes Americans who don't haven enough to eat. No matter what term is used, while society and technology has accelerated, so has the number of people going...

For the Love of Cleveland: Reinvestment and Opportunity
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: Reinvestment and Opportunity

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...

For the Love of Cleveland: From White Flight to the Fifth Migration
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

For the Love of Cleveland: From White Flight to the Fifth Migration

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...

2017 State of Downtown
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

2017 State of Downtown

Within the past year, Downtown Cleveland witnessed tremendous momentum made possible by successfully hosting the RNC, a Cleveland Indians World Series appearance, and a Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship. What's next for Downtown's growth and development? In the 1920's, Cleveland prospered, in...

Dinner + Dialogue: I Get Around - Transportation in 21st Century Cleveland
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

Dinner + Dialogue: I Get Around - Transportation in 21st Century Cleveland

According to Liveable City, public transportation, bikeability, and walkability are key factors in creating liveable cities that attract new citizens and increase productivity. In 2014, Nelson/Nygaard conducted two mobility studies in Cleveland - one in University Circle and one at Public...

Combating the Lead Poisoning Crisis in Cleveland
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Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Combating the Lead Poisoning Crisis in Cleveland

Almost one year ago, The Plain Dealer began a series chronicling Cleveland's legacy of lead poising and how it connected with current concerns about education and violence among youth. The problem isn't new. Since 2000, approximately 40,000 children in Cuyahoga...

Hough Neighborhood Trolley Tour
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Friday, October 07, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Hough Neighborhood Trolley Tour

On September 19, the City Club hosted a forum with local leaders on the past, present, and future of Hough. Uniquely situated between the rapidly expanding Downtown and Uptown, and the recipient of important historic investments, Hough is primed for...

A Future that Belongs to Us All
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

A Future that Belongs to Us All

In celebration of its 200 years, Trinity Cathedral is pleased to present a bicentennial speakers series featuring nationally renowned thought leaders in the beautiful nave of the cathedral. Held throughout the 2016-2017 program year, these intimate forums will be geared...

Ensuring the Success of the Cleveland Consent Decree
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Friday, October 16, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Ensuring the Success of the Cleveland Consent Decree

In May 2015, The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement to a negotiated consent decree with the City of Cleveland designed to dramatically improve and reform relations between the police departments and the communities they serve. This decree was...

Fostering Inclusivity for LGBT Employees
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Thursday, October 15, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Fostering Inclusivity for LGBT Employees

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide community engagement and a safe space for underrepresented groups in a corporate world. In Northeast Ohio, corporations have embraced their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally resource groups to enhance talent retention and provide...

Changing the Face of Re-Entry
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Changing the Face of Re-Entry

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimates reveal that nearly one out of every three American adults has a criminal record. Returning to the community after incarceration is no longer an isolated issue as many in the United States now...

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

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