08-20-13

Waterfront Drawing Workshop Aboard the Holiday River Boat: August 28th, 2013

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Join the CUDC for a drawing workshop of waterfront sites facilitated by landscape designer Susie Maurer. The first in this two day workshop will take place Wednesday, August 28, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The second session will be October, 5th, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please RVSP to cudc@kent.edu to reserve a spot, as space is limited on the boat.

Urban Landscape Drawing Workshop

This two-session drawing workshop is designed to acquaint attendees with the urban landscapes of Cleveland. The workshop is open to students, design professionals, and anyone interested in exploring the urban landscape through drawing. We will spend time at desolate, yet beautifully rich sites around rail corridors, the water’s edge and vacant terrain.

The goal is not only for the participants to refresh observational drawing skills, but also to highlight qualities within the selected sites as a way to express the identity of place.  What makes the site important/interesting?  Are there elements that can be retained for future use? What opportunities are waiting to be expressed?

The end result will be a small portfolio of drawings, illustrating personal experience as navigated through the sites.

WORKSHOP PART 1: August 28th

Itinerary

8:15 am- 8:30 am : Meet at E. 9th/North Coast Rapid Station.

8:30 am – 10:30 am : Introductions and “On-Land” drawing at several locations around the lakefront. Locations Map

10: 30 am – 12:30 pm : Cruise down the river aboard the Holiday, stopping at various locations for sketching.

WORKSHOP PART 2: October 5th

Itinerary

8:30 am – 12:30 pm : Additional details TBD.

Cost for Workshop (includes both sessions)

In advance: $10

Day of: $15

Make payment online HERE, or bring cash, check or card the day of the workshop.

Snack and beverages will be available on the boat for purchase.


Suggested supply list

  • sketchbook (11×17 preferred size)
  • fat tip marker pens
  • 5B or higher sketching pencils (soft lead)
  • drawing charcoals
  • kneaded eraser



About Susie Maurer

Susie Maurer is a landscape designer and sculptor working in Cleveland.  Prior to returning to her roots in Northeast Ohio in 2012, she spent six years in New York City at Pratt Institute and working in landscape architecture and urban design at dlandstudio. There, her interest in the innovative use of materials, namely steel, in architectural and artistic contexts, afforded her the opportunity to manage and lead the design on many urban, residential and public projects.  Her specific interest in the vacant, industrial landscapes of America, and the potential for their re-use, was the influence behind her MFA thesis and continues to influence how she works as both as an artist and designer. Susie holds an MFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute as well as a BA in architecture from Miami University.

02-26-12

Susannah Drake Lecture 3/2/12

Susannah Drake Lecture
Friday, March 2, 2012
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
CUDC Conference Room
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland – PlayhouseSquare

Susannah Drake is founder and Principal of dlandstudio llc, an award winning multidisciplinary design firm. She will discuss dlandstudio’s recent public projects including the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park, a public open space system designed to absorb and remediate urban storm water, and the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Park, a temporary waterfront open space that attracted almost 200,000 visitors over six weeks of operation in 2008.

This event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP for the event on our Facebook page here, by email at cudc@kent.edu or give us a call at (216) 357-3434.

Continuing Education credits are available for landscape architects.

Sponsored by The George Gund Foundation, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and the Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

11-29-11

CUDC Receives 2011 Ohio Landscape Architecture Organization Award

photo credit: Dan Mosora | Great Lakes Publishing

photo credit: Dan Mosora | Great Lakes Publishing

We’re very grateful to the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (OCASLA) for recently presenting the CUDC with the 2011 Organization Award.  The CUDC’s Director, Terry Schwarz, was in attendance at the award ceremony in Columbus to accept the honor.

A very colorful and well-illustrated program from the event can be viewed on-line, which contains descriptions and images of this year’s award winners.

The award ceremony program described the CUDC’s work surrounding design advocacy, vacant land strategies, applied research and temporary use initiatives.  The OCASLA’s kind words can be read below:

“The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is a vital, innovative and unifying force in the continued re-imagining of Greater Cleveland and beyond. An influential organization for many years under distinguished leadership such as Ruth Durack, the CUDC has established and even stronger position of advocacy for planning policy and quality design under the guidance of Terry Schwarz.

The CUDC has an impressive portfolio of planning and design projects throughout the state and a reputation for promoting collaboration. Clients and collaborators include cities, regional agencies, higher learning institutions, private businesses, research institutions and arts organizations. Work ranging from neighborhood master plans to campus design studies and public space analyses has established the organization’s credentials throughout the region. Even more compelling are the new undertakings underway.

Through the Shrinking Cities Institute, Terry and the CUDC have taken a direct, research-based, no-nonsense approach to the problem of urban population loss. Instead of political grandstanding or mere civic cheerleading, the approaches devised to deal with the resulting vacant land in urban neighborhoods seek to establish hope through implementation of real solutions.

In addition, the CUDC has long been a leader in advocating sustainable approaches to design and redevelopment. In addition to incorporating sustainable practices on a site-by-site or neighborhood planning approach, the UDC plays an active role in the regional stormwater planning efforts currently underway.

Combining innovation and urban passion, Pop Up City is an investigation of the impacts of temporary cultural and arts uses on the city. Moreover, the effort seeks ways to facilitate larger neighborhood chance through the coordination of these “magical, ephemeral experiences.” By embracing the possibility of “what can be,” Pop Up City teaches us all about the potential of cities and reminds us, in a tangible way, of what our dreams for community can become.

Through a combination of design expertise and an applied research approach, the CUDC is having an immediate and ongoing impact on Greater Cleveland, on the entire region, and on understanding approaches to urban challenges throughout the country.”

05-03-11

RFP for Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone

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Re-imagining a [Greater] Cleveland is seeking proposals to develop a plan for the Kingsbury Run Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone.

The Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone is a defined district (in the area of East 79th Street and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio) that will foster entrepreneurial farming activities and related businesses. The plan will provide a comprehensive design approach for a Live | Play | Grow neighborhood that integrates agriculture into the surrounding neighborhood.

Download the RFP

04-07-11

BioCellar Event 4/26 @ CUDC

Click here to download BioCellar invite pdf


02-07-11

Reimagining Cleveland Forum & Photo Exhibit Opening

Thursday, February 17, 2011
4:00 – 6:30 pm
1717 Euclid Avenue
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University

The Levin College Forum, NPI and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have organized a public forum on the Reimagining Cleveland project to answer the question, “What’s going on here?” The program offers an opportunity to learn from individuals who have actually created gardens, orchards, vineyards and farms from vacant land. The speakers include the CUDC’s Director, Terry Schwarz, who will present a look to the future of Reimagining Cleveland. Immediately following the forum, attendees are invited to celebrate the opening of an exhibit in the forum gallery showcasing the work of photographers and storytellers illuminating the narratives of the reimagining grantees.

For more information, including the event’s full agenda, please visit: http://urban.csuohio.edu/forum/events/02_17_11_Reimagining_Cleveland.html

The event is free and open to the public, but please register online or call 216.523.7330.

07-13-09

Sustainable Cleveland: 2019

This video was made to promote the upcoming summit about creating a sustainable Cleveland by the year 2019.  For more info on the summit from August 12-14, visit here.

 

Watch for UDC’s Senior Planner Terry Schwarz!

posted by marianne.

06-14-09

Public Workshops for Re-Imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland

Do you have vacant lots on your street that you and your neighbors would like to improve?

Need some ideas about what to do with them?

Need a grant to pay for supplies?

You know firsthand the negative effects of unkempt vacant lots in your neighborhoods. Cleveland currently has 3,300 acres of vacant land and our inventory is growing with every new demolition. Now we will have resources to address them.

Please join us to learn more about the “Re-Imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland” grant program.  We will be holding public workshops in locations of our vacant land reutilization projects for you to learn about the resources available to revitalize city land bank lots in special target areas.

These sessions will provide information on:

•    Overview of the Re-Imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland plan
•    Ideas on what you can do with vacant lots
•    How to use the Re-Imagining Cleveland Vacant Land Re-Use Pattern Book and Ohio Green Print website
•    Application for Re-Imagining Cleveland grants

Read more…