Levin College Forum Events

The Cuyahoga County Land Bank

Part of the Building Our Future Beyond Foreclosure Series
Photo compliments of the Cuyahoga
County Land Bank website

Thursday November 19, 2009
8:30 a.m.-Noon
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium

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About this Forum

The new newly incorporated Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) holds great promise for helping cities reutilize distressed properties, rebuild neighborhoods and shore up declining tax bases. As a partner with cities and other units of government, lenders and individual property owners, the Land Bank has the potential to restore housing markets, rebuild communities and change development patterns on a regional scale, targeting future growth and development to core areas.

sponsor logosJoin us as we take an in-depth look at the Land Bank and the roles it can play as a partner in rebuilding our communities. Featuring Jim Rokakis, Cuyahoga County Treasurer and Gus Frangos, President, Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation.

Tentative Agenda
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Moderator, Rick Jackson, Ideastream
9:15-9:45 a.m. The Land Bank
Jim Rokakis, Cuyahoga County Treasurer
Gus Frangos, President, Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation.
9:45-10:00 a.m. Audience Q and A
10:00-10:30 a.m. A city and suburban perspective
Sally Martin, Housing Manager, City of S. Euclid
John Wilbur, Assistant Director, Department of Community Development, City of Cleveland
10:30-10:45 Audience Q and A
10:45-11:00 a.m. A planning perspective
Paul Alsenas, Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Terry Schwarz, Senior Planner, The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Kent State University, Re-imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland
11:00-11:45 a.m. Discussion
11:45- noon Wrap-up

Revitalizing Foreclosed Properties with Land Banks, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research

Building our Future Beyond Foreclosure 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.

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