check out Vision Downtown

Submitted by Sandy Kristin P... on Mon, 02/28/2005 - 06:05.

Check out this site: Vision Downtown -- it sounds like it is reporting on grassroots activism going on to redesign downtown Cleveland into a quality, connected place.

Innovations in Art and Design: Old ideas that have an opportunity for a new life

Submitted by John Soellner on Sat, 02/26/2005 - 11:49.
03/05/2005 - 09:00

Dan Cuffaro, IDSA Industrial Design Chair will speak at the

Cleveland Institute of art


11141 East Blvd, Ohio Bell Auditorium
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Automotive Design Symposium, "Connect"

Submitted by John Soellner on Sat, 02/26/2005 - 11:34.
03/04/2005 - 11:00

The symposium, part of the Cleveland Auto show, will focus on the importance of connecting design strategy
with consumer needs to achieve outstanding customer value. Featured


One I-X Center Drive
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"The Magical Fan" An afternoon of storytelling

Submitted by John Soellner on Fri, 02/25/2005 - 17:39.
03/19/2005 - 10:00

Meet local authors Sarah Jane Ingrham and Jeannie Morse as they sign
and read their delightful new children's book. Please bring your kids
for this wonderful afternoon of storytelling at the Local Girl Gallery. Copies of their book will


16106 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood Ohio 44107 - Local Girl Gallery
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Cleveland Institute of Music Faculty Recital

Submitted by John Soellner on Fri, 02/25/2005 - 17:23.
02/27/2005 - 15:00

faculty perform music of various composers reflecting the
passing of the seasons. Featuring Marla Berg, soprano, and Linda Jones,


11021 East Boulevard, CIM - Kulas Hall
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Innerbelt Plan Meeting

Submitted by John Soellner on Thu, 02/24/2005 - 08:04.
02/24/2005 - 15:30

Ohio Department of Transportation officials and their consultants will be available to answer questions about Innerbelt alternatives that are planned from 4:30-8:30pm.


2500 East 22nd Street, Visiting Nurse Association Community Room

The Co-Lab Exhibition

Submitted by John Soellner on Wed, 02/23/2005 - 13:11.
02/18/2005 - 17:00

Artists teaming up, merging styles and sharing creative processes. Sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, digital imagery are part of an exhibition of unique work and varied stimuli. Buzz Gallery.


1836 West 25th Street, Buzz Gallery
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Calling all Entrepreneurs! Join Us for Mixin' It Up With JumpStart!

Submitted by lhummer on Wed, 02/09/2005 - 23:57.
02/10/2005 - 16:30

Come and meet serial and aspiring entrepreneurs, supporters of entrepreneurship, community leaders, business leaders, deal makers, and investors at Northeast Ohio's premier networking event at Pickwick & Frolic. Make new contacts and connections while enjoying an assortment of drinks and hors d'oeuvres.Individuals from JumpStart's new portfolio companies will also be present to share their stories and insights.

Over 600 are expected. Space is Limited. Register Now!


Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Pub

02.15.05 Tuesday@REI: "The Doan Brook Partnership," Nancy King Smith, Exec. Director, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/01/2005 - 00:31.
02/15/2005 - 15:00

"The Doan Brook Partnership,"
King Smith, Executive Director, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes & project team
associates; Peter B. Lewis Building.


REI - PBL 201 - 11119 Bellflower Rd.

02.16.05 Community of Minds: Mike DeAloia; City of Cleveland "Tech Czar"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 02/01/2005 - 00:08.
02/16/2005 - 16:30

of Minds  
Technology Networking Event


Hyatt Regency's 1890 At The Arcade; 420 Superior Avenue

City Club 01.18.05: Mayor Jane Campbell to Give Her Annual State of the City Address

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 01/31/2005 - 15:59.
02/18/2005 - 11:00

Mayor Jane
Campbell to Give Her
Annual State of the City
Address to


Sheraton City Centre, 777 St. Clair Avenue

Forum: The Economics of Early Childhood Development

Submitted by RWaxman-Lenz on Thu, 01/20/2005 - 11:26.

A two-part forum on: The Economics of Early Childhood Development

 Awareness: Session; One February 1, 2005, 4:00-6:00PM, Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Wade Oval in University Circle

 Alignment and Action: Session Two, February 14, 9AM to 12PM, Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development in Shaker Heights

Caution signs on the convention super highway

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Mon, 01/17/2005 - 19:37.

Scott Suttell, the managing editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business, throws up a caution sign to convention center proponents. He points to a USA Today article on a new Brookings report.

The report deflates the argument that convention center investments make a lot of sense. The reason: a soft national market and an over-supply of space. The market is not down just a little. It has fallen 30% to 50%, according to the report.

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Urban Residential Land Redevelopment: Catalyst or Tag-along?

Submitted by Ben Beckman on Sat, 01/15/2005 - 22:43.

Does residential real estate development play a significant role in economic development? In effect, my question is whether real estate development can serve as a catalyst for the transformation of citzens' economic condition or whether it is merely a lagging indicator of other successful economic development activity such as job creation. Can a builder/developer be a source of added economic vitality to the community, or must the community's value be raised by other means before his/her activities can be supported?

Get on Board: Developing Along the Euclid Corridor

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 01/12/2005 - 23:44.
01/20/2005 - 02:30

ULI Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Partnership,

& Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


on Board: Developing Along the Euclid


National and local
experts will explore the possibilities of BRT “Bus Rapid Transit� oriented
development along the Euclid Corridor. How do the neighborhoods,
developers, and the City leverage this transportation investment? What is the “win winâ€? model for business,
residential, retail --- for Cleveland and for you?


U S Bank Building Amphitheater, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Lower Level

DEAR PETER: Plain Dealer Steven Litt builds Case for NEO Collegetown

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/09/2005 - 17:16.

Cleveland Plain Dealer architecture critic Steven Litt writes of a "Golden Opportunity" for University Circle's future in proposing Case University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and other local arts and learning institutions make optimal use of their master planning to leverage innovative networking and world-class brainpower to build a higher quality, well-connected powerhouse for this region - a "collegetown" gateway integrating University Circle institutions and stakeholders with surrounding community and regional interests. Steven prods UC-related leadership to follow models of excellence found at well planned universities in Cincinnati, Tempe, and Chicago and recounts "Philanthropist Peter Lewis, chairman of Mayfield-based Progressive Corp., has encouraged such collaborative thinking by hinting that he might open his purse for the right mix of projects. But in a speech at the UCI annual meeting in November, he said he was unimpressed with a confidential plan forwarded to him by Case. Nevertheless, Lewis said he's keeping an open mind." UC leaders must become more open and open-minded in their master planning, as that was clearly a critical success factor common for the three "best-collegetowns" highlighted above, and for securing the support of global leaders like Lewis. Read on for Litt's open vision for UC "to create a sense of urbanism and to heal the rift between town and gown":

DEAR PETER: move CIA into the downtown area or simply push Case / CSU students more into downtown living

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 12/30/2004 - 16:40.

Cool local artist and creative entrepreneur Bridget Ginley - founder W. 25th Street Buzz Gallery - has posted to her lake of consciousness blog, erie.effusion, some great concepts for better integrating and socializing regional brainpower to make NEO a more sustainable, quality place.

turbine tower

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/09/2004 - 17:45.
turbine tower

I just noticed I  posted this image in 2004 with no info.  Here is the info posted 8.12.09 

The turbine is one of the GE units at Fenner, New York.    Fenner is south of the NY Thruway (I90) and east of Syracuse.   The turbines share active dairy pasture and crop land.  The only noise directly under them is a slight creak as they change orientation (active weathervane). 

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/09/2004 - 17:37.

(Note: This post had as its inspiration a round of emails which were emphasizing the ability of the net to spread news - in particular the news of new web sites (one site went from inception to 1 million hits in 3 days). My impression of the discussion in the email exchanges was that other enterprises, besides political web sites, could utilize the phenomenal facility of the web to spread other development ideas. Let's see if the following wind turbine tower suggestion gets a million hits!)

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CONSIDER: REALNEO, Universal Access, VoIP, Video and the transformation of our region

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/29/2004 - 13:55.

Consider what it means to have a community that communicates and collaborates effectively together. REALNEO allows everyone in Northeast Ohio or beyond, as interested, to participate in a free, standardized, open source virtual network, and so share solutions beyond how to invigorate our regional economy. When connected together in such a smart way, we may leverage a wide range of world-class technologies as never before done or even conceived in a physical community. Take VoIP and videoconferencing, as examples.

Shaker Heights knows looking backwards improves future economic development

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 11/29/2004 - 09:32.

One drive through Shaker Heights makes it clear this is an historically significant community. The Clevelend Plain Dealer recently reported Shaker leaders recognize their historic character as a valuable asset and they have taken steps to protect that, at the City Hall level. While much of the great historic architecture of Northeast Ohio has been detroyed over the years, regional community leaders should take action like has Shaker to preserve what remains - consider the great buildings in areas of Cleveland like Glenville, and in East Cleveland, and picture a future of historic buildings restored to their potential prime, rather than gone forever. Read on about the Shaker initiative, introduced and linked below.