Levin College Forum Events

Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure:

Thank you to our sponsors!

Dominion and Third Federal

Neighborhood Progress, Federal Reserve Bank, Enterprise Community Partners

Planning committee partners

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Third Federal Foundation
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program and Land Bank
Cuyahoga County Department of Development
Cleveland City Council
The Cleveland Foundation
The George Gund Foundation
Case Western Reserve University College of Law and MSASS
Cleveland State University Colleges of Urban Affairs and Law

Setting the Stage, Beating the Odds

Thursday, April 23, 2009
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Atrium
Cleveland State University
Glickman-Miller Hall
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Register | PDF Event Flier | Foreclosure Series Resources

About the series

The foreclosure crisis in Cuyahoga County did not happen overnight. Similarly, the strategies for moving our communities and residents Beyond Foreclosure will take time to evolve. Over the coming year, the Levin College Forum will focus on strategies, tactics and projects that are new, creative, environmentally sustainable and invigorating to the marketplace. Challenging times are not new to Cleveland, and on this issue, where no roadmap exists, we have an opportunity to create a new path to our future.

What do we want the 2020 census say about our region, our cities, our residents and our neighborhoods? What are the tactics and strategies we can employ now to make this happen?

Join us as we work together, Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure. Be part of the conversation, connect with policy makers and rebuild Northeast Ohio’s cities.

About this forum

This forum will highlight existing civic visions and plans for the Northeast Ohio region and the state. A moderated discussion will draw out a framework for “Building our Future” around the issues of:

  • Land use and planning
  • Equity
  • Governance
  • Environment
  • Education
  • Industry/new economy/jobs
Panelist Bios and PhotosCivic Visions and Plans
David Beach, Director, Green City Blue Lake Institute, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Regional Agenda
Lavea Brachman, Co-Director of Greater Ohio and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Greater Ohio Restoring Prosperity to Ohio Initiative
Andrew Jackson, Executive Director, Commission on Economic Inclusion and Senior Vice President, Greater Cleveland Partnership Commission on Minority Inclusion
Robert B. Jaquay, Associate Director, The George Gund Foundation and Vice President, Fund for our Economic Future http://www.advancenortheastohio.org/
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, "Re-Imaging a More Sustainable Cleveland"
Wendy Kellogg, Ph.D., Professor, Urban Planning and Environmental Studies, Blue Ribbon Task Force member, Ohio Balance Growth Vision The Ohio Balanced Growth Planning Framework

Moderator: Dan Moulthrop, Host and Producer, The Sound of Ideas and ideastream

Save the date

Save the date for the next forum in the series— Monday, May 11, 2009, 4:00–6:00 p.m.


Join the Forum Program in welcoming Alex Kotlowitz, an award winning author, journalist and regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine. See his recent article about foreclosures in Cleveland “All Boarded Up” which ran on March 8, 2009 at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.html


Registration to forum events is free, but registration is required. Register here.

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