Sudhir Kade's blog

The Great Will Allen on urban agriculture at the Grey to Green Festival in Youngstown

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 09:54.


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Celebrating Gandhi's Birthday : MLK Library Lights Up to Honor the Great One

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 14:57.


A Letter from Health Care for America Now on health care reform - your thoughts, RealNEO?

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:05.

The Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on amendments to add a choice of a public health insurance option to Max Baucus's bill on Tuesday. Even though your Senators aren't on the Senate Finance Committee, it's urgent that you call your Senators right now and tell them where you stand on a public health insurance option.

Mayor Jackson issues three strokes to ensure Sustainable Cleveland Summit 2019 continuity

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 11:17.
Mayor Jackson makes a historic announcement

Mayor Jackson issued three bold edicts at City Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:15 AM, to help ensure sustainability of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Conference objectives:  First, he designated a cabinet-level position, Chief of Sustainability and promoted Andrew Watterson to that position.  Second, he designated a twenty-five member special advisory council to ensure strategic progress and coordination -

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A Model for Mapping Meaningful Social Change: The Kade Method

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 13:11.

I've spent several years now developing theoretical pieces toward a sustainable future and now seek to apply the theory to effect pragmatic positive change for our region.

An Appeal from Organizing for America to Take Action on Healthcare Reform Locally : Your Thoughts, RealNEO?

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 09/01/2009 - 19:10.

With just days remaining before Congress returns to D.C. to tackle health insurance reform, we're organizing our biggest push yet to show local support for change -- our "Health Insurance Reform Now: Let's Get It Done!" events.

There are thousands of gatherings across the country, and the event this Thursday in Cleveland could be one of the best. I hope you can be there as we hear from local leaders and present the thousands of declarations of support for reform that we've been collecting in Ohio for months.

Rest in Peace, Senator Kennedy : A letter from our President

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 22:58.

President Barack Obama to me show details 11:27 PM (25 minutes ago) Sudhir -- Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy. For nearly five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts.

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Stellar Speakers lined up for Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Super-Forum

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 10:10.

 From August 12-14, Mayor Frank G. Jackson will host a three-day summit, bringing together a diverse group of people vested in and dedicated to Cleveland to use their vast knowledge and imagination to create an action plan for building a green economy for Cleveland’s future. This summit will be facilitated by Dr. David Cooperrider of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value (my teacher, advisor, mentor and friend) at Case Western Reserve University, my alma mater (x2).

Help us Envision a Sustainable Cleveland, REALNEO ! Appreciative Inquiry takes hold.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 12:14.
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Sometimes there's no bigger impact than hearing from City leadership itself.  There is no excuse not to apply and attend - to have your voice heard, and to make a difference !   Come help us.


Transparency on the part of great regional leaders : Marcia Fudge Speaks !

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 14:32.



















This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet a great local leader and our district's representative in the House, Marcia Fudge.   Held on the first night of the City Sustainability Forum, at the cozy confines of my own Alma Mater, Case Western Reserve University.  This will be a special time for Cleveland, indeed.  RSVP early!

On the importance of elevating our city in big media - elsewhere

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 09:19.

There are many ways Cleveland and Clevelanders have fought to elevate the great things going on in our great city via media channels elsewhere - and of course to portray our jewels and wins in the most positive light possible.   We've seen national publications highlight good things here, like our arts infrastructure, for example.  We should celebrate the Wall Street Journal just

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Operationalizing a six-sphere model, in the name of Community and Economic Development

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 09:47.

As I've mentioned previously, many of my six years with REALNEO to date have been spent in pursuit of a core research question - that economic development and community development can become equated under a frame of quality of life and place enrichment.  This has been proposed previously and backed by many of my theoretical pieces.  Now, as I shift to operationalization of the theory, it becomes more important to request feedback and input from the variously communities

On cleaning up our streets, literally and figuratively...

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 10:47.

Its been some time since I've blogged here, but I'm back.  I'd thought I'd post a short but sweet entry on the importance of litter prevention and associated laziness factors to overcome as well as the importance of cleanup after the fact.  Many parts of Cleveland have been greened and treelawned at a tremendous rate and its heartening to see.

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Candid Conversation with Al Ratner effects change for our City and Region.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 09:52.


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Payback: My heart and soul has been in all this work for two years, to make the Star Project a reality

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 05/14/2009 - 09:57.



For you to say you never know what I am talking about is not very nice.


I would also like my 500 dollars paid back, you extracted from me over the past year.  I do care about you, but I need the cash.  Perhaps you'll get a finders fee for all

the great planning and work you've done.  But we need to talk about the intentional misdirections you gave me on the day of the Social Media Club event, 

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The Place for Grad Students to Prosper : Cleveland Scores Yet Again

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 05/12/2009 - 19:34.

I've written for some time about the importance of Education as the most fundamental need for our region.  Specifically, we need our programs to be intergenerational, experiential, and service-based.   More heartening news comes down the news wire just recently, reported on MSN Careers and local

Congratulations Cleveland - on Being Voted #8 among top Midsize CIties for Arts in America!

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 19:54.


Vote now for Cleveland's Placement as one of America's Fave Cities!

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 04/16/2009 - 22:24.


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Tavern Company serves up the Ultimate Monday Meal: Burger, Fries and Brew for Five Bones.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Wed, 04/15/2009 - 04:51.



In today's tough economy, who doesn't want a good deal?  Cleveland  features a variety of interesting taverns, but one of my favorites is The Tavern Company - this little gem lies tucked away near the Cedar-Lee intersection  (2260 Lee Rd) in the Heights. 

The Hitchcock Center for Women: A Stakeholder Based Model for Transformational Outcomes

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Thu, 03/26/2009 - 00:16.

Proposed to Hitchcock a month ago and Open Roads Conference just a week ago - by Kade Social Ventures  (to assist realneo)


A declaration of mindshift and focus - and attempt to lead by example

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 16:59.

Any one that takes the time to read my blog posts over the past five years can see what I've represented since that time, and in many ways, for much of my life.   For some of us, the life story starts with one of privilege - we may be born to wealthy parents, with millions of dollars - and enjoy all the entitlements that are inherent within.  My parents immigrated here with barely a dollar in their pockets, from a lower-middle-class family upbringing.  They traveled against the odds, with little more than my dad's acceptance to medical residency,

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Fermentation Fair at Pilgrim Church imparts valuable lessons in value-added vegetation

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 03/15/2009 - 16:51.
Meet Sandor Katz,  aka Sandorkraut - Fermentation Guru

Sandor brings the noise

Supporting the Collective : A REAL.COOPs Potential and KSV's commitment to the Whole

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 19:38.

Strategic direction : it's such an important thing, as Ed Morrison has long driven home.  Strategic doing, to me, involves careful planning and action - and its reassuring to see the core of talented thought leaders that have comprised this collective.

On deconstruction - physically to help our region revitalize - and personally - at the hands of others.

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Mon, 02/23/2009 - 00:34.

Deconstruction is a wonderful opportunity to create revenue from what would typically be waste material that would be directed to landfill otherwise. The typical cost of demolition of a typical home in an underprivileged community often exceeds $8000. In addition, demolition needs to be accompanied with the use of excessive water - which is another form of waste - to ensure toxins like lead, asbestos, or mercury do not spew into the surrounding air, soil and water. When deconstructing, this toxicity spread and water use is circumvented.