07-18-14

AIA Cleveland hosts Speakers on the Square

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On Thursday, July 24th, from 7-8:30 PM, AIA Cleveland will be hosting ‘Speakers on the Square: Identity CLE?’ in the U.S. Bank Plaza (formerly Star Plaza) in Playhouse Square. The event will bring together a dynamic panel to discuss perception, branding, and identity. The panel consists of Jen Coleman from the Landmarks Commission, Kip Lee from Case’s Managing by Design program, Marika Shiori-Clark of MASS Design Group, and Stephanie Sheldon, the founder of the Cleveland Flea. The group will convene to discuss how their work, and design in general, impacts Cleveland’s identity. Writer and historian Michael Abrahamson will moderate the panel discussion.

Prior to the panel discussion at the U.S. Bank Plaza, a pre-panel reception will take place from 5:30-6:45 PM at the nearby AIA Cleveland offices at 1001 Huron Road East.

For more information please visit the event link here

07-18-14

CT Consultants Hiring Principal Planner

CT Consultants is a dynamic consulting firm that has doubled in size in recent years through expanding their service geography and adding service lines. The vast majority of their business is performed with governmental entities throughout a multi-state area. In response to growing client demands for planning services, CT acquired the firm of DB Hartt. The interest for redevelopment, regionalism and sustainable communities propels their clients to expend energy on planning projects and they require the assistance of professional planners. They fully expect the Planning Department to be a growing area within their firm and are looking for a leader to work with David Hartt to develop this service to the benefits of our clients. The following details the requirements for this exciting opportunity.

Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Planning
  • Planning experience with focus on:
    •  Comprehensive planning
    •  Community or neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment
    • Zoning services
    •  Conceptual site design
    •  Reviewing privately submitted development plans for zoning compliance
  • Versed on contemporary planning principles such as “smart planning and development” and “fostering healthy communities”
  •  Exceptional written and oral communication skills including public presentations
  • Working knowledge of computer mapping and preparing computer planning maps



Responsibilities

  • Independent technical execution of planning assignments
  • Making or assisting in public presentations
  • Providing technical oversight for the supporting project team; including monitoring compliance with project budgets.
  • Assisting in marketing and writing proposals.



For more information about this available position please visit: http://www.ctconsultants.com/careers/current-openings/planner-akron-columbus-or-mentor-oh

06-20-14

Master of Landscape Architecture Open House at the CUDC

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The landscape architecture profession is projected to grow by 14% nationally over the next decade. Be part of a graduate program intent on reimagining Northeast Ohio’s landscape for the benefit of future generations.

We invite you to consider our new Master of Landscape Architecture program, housed at Kent State University’s CUDC facility in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square District. We are pleased to offer one of only two professionally-oriented Landscape Architecture program in Ohio and the only one of its kind located in Northeast Ohio.

Please join us at our Master of Landscape Architecture Open House event to learn more about the program and enjoy a networking lunch with local professionals, student peers, and faculty.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Kent State University’s CUDC, 1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115.

Please reserve your place for this event before June 25, 2014. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW or call 330-672-3765.

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06-02-14

Announcing URBAN INFILL Vol. 7: Preservation Instigations

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Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) invites designers, writers, artists, and thinkers to submit abstracts for Volume 7 of our annual publication, Urban InfillUrban Infill examines themes in contemporary urban design, architecture, and planning. Past volumes have addressed shrinking cities, temporary urbanism, urban hydrology, and storytelling, urban diagrams, and cold-climate design. Past issues can be viewed here. Volume 7, tentatively titled Preservation Instigations, is devoted to historic preservation in a context of uncertainty and loss. For more information, themes and guiding questions please download the Call for Submissions. Please submit an abstract or description of 200 words or less, along with no more than five thumbnail images – total file size under 5MBs. Send abstracts and/or images to cudc[at]kent.edu no later than 9 JUNE 2014 

04-15-14

Save the Date | June 13, 2014

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AIA Cleveland’s “Goodtime for Design” annual boat cruise will take place Friday, June 13, 2014. Join hundreds of members in the design, planning, construction and building management professions on board the GOODTIME III cruise ship for an evening of informal networking, collegiality and fun! Guests are also welcome to attend.

Detailed information available here.

04-08-14

Internship Opportunity | City of Lakewood

The City of Lakewood is seeking a part-time urban design intern to work directly with planning staff and the City Architect to gain hands-on practical experience working on planning and design related issues in the city. It is the city’s objective to provide an intern with portfolio caliber projects. The intern will spend 20 hours a week working individually and collaboratively to complete assigned projects by a given timeline.

Detailed description available here.

04-04-14

Join us for a special Tuesday Lunch Lecture with Dana Cuff

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Tuesday, April 8th we will have a lunch lecture featuring Dana Cuff of cityLAB. Dana Cuff is a professor, author, and practitioner in architecture. Her work focuses on affordable housing, modernism, suburban studies, the politics of place, and the spatial implications of new computer technologies. Cuff’s research on postwar urbanism was published in a book titled The Provisional City (MIT 2000), and she recently edited Fast Forward Urbanism with Roger Sherman (Princeton Architectural Press 2011). She founded cityLAB in 2006, and has since concentrated her efforts around issues of the emerging metropolis. Dr. Cuff is widely published, the recipient of numerous fellowships, and lectures internationally.

Join us from 12-1PM at the CUDC. This event is free and open to the public.

CUDC
12-1 PM
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

03-31-14

Levin College Forum | Cleveland’s Waterfronts

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What’s Happening?: Cleveland’s Waterfronts is the first in a series of programs examining the promise and possibility inherent in the recent changes to the Cleveland Lakefront Park system, coupled with the city’s renewed prioritization of lakefront redevelopment. It presents an enormous opportunity to finally connect Clevelanders to their waterfronts. This forum will provide an update on various plans and projects that are underway or recently completed.

Event Information
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:00-6:00 P.M.
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland State University

Register for this Forum event and find more information here.

02-28-14

Public Invited to Comment on Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project

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Ohio EPA is holding a meeting to accept comments concerning an application by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge up to 475,000 cubic yards of material in Cleveland Harbor. The applicant is requesting to open-lake dispose up to 180,000 cubic yards of the dredged material into Lake Erie. The remaining material would be disposed at existing confined disposal facilities located near the Burke Lakefront Airport. Ohio EPA also is evaluating alternative plans with less or no environmental impact.

The meeting will be held at 4:30 PM on March 6, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 1962 Stokes Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106.

For more information and complete new release click here.

02-18-14

Position Available at City Parks Alliance

The City Parks Alliance in conjunction with the RAND Corporation is conducting a four-year study to determine the correlation between urban parks management and policies, and physical activity. They are currently seeking a part-time paid data collector in Cleveland, OH for the Spring of 2014.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain research experience with a national study. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 21, 2014.

More information and complete job description available here.

02-11-14

Chris Maurer | Lunch Lecture | February 14, 2014

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Chris Maurer will be sharing some of his architectural work from all over sub-Saharan Africa, as well as student work from his design studios at Kent State University with social impact themes both here in Cleveland and in Kigali, Rwanda. Chris is working to develop a series of design studios that share lessons from developing world and the redeveloping world and create a cultural exchange between students at Kent State University and the University of Malawi Polytechnic.

Chris is an adjunct professor at Kent State University and an architect practicing in Cleveland at studioTECHNE. He was previously a Director at MASS Design Group and studioMDA. Chris is from North East Ohio, but has lived and worked in Kigali, Rwanda and Lilongwe, Malawi for a number of years.

Friday’s lunch lecture is free and open to the public.

Lunch Lecture
February 14, 2014
12-1 PM
1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH 44115

02-07-14

Registration for Wheelwright Prize due Feb. 15

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The Harvard GSD is now accepting applications for the 2014 Wheelwirght Prize. The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work.

Throughout its history, Harvard GSD has had a strong global outlook, attracting deans, faculty, and students from all over the world. Moreover, a mainstay of the GSD curriculum is its traveling studio, which emphasizes the acceptance of ideas and practices with a diversity of origins. The Wheelwright Prize extends the school’s ethos, encouraging a broad-minded approach to architecture that seeks inspiration from unexpected quarters.

The Wheelwright Prize is intended to spur innovative research during the early stage of an architect’s professional career. Now open to applicants from all over the world—no affiliation to Harvard GSD required—the prize aims to foster new forms of research informed by cross-cultural engagement. “The idea is not just about travel—the act of going and seeing the world—but it is about binding the idea of geography to themes and issues that hold great potential relevance to contemporary practice,” says Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.

The winner will be selected via an open call for proposals and a rigorous review process. The winner of the Wheelwright Prize will receive:

  • $100,000 cash prize to support travel and research-related costs
  • invitation to lecture at Harvard GSD
  • possibility to publish research in a Harvard GSD publication

Registration deadline: February 15, 2014

Submission deadline: March 4, 2014

For more details and application information please visit wheelwrightprize.org

01-24-14

CEOs for Cities is Hiring!

There are two career opportunities available at CEOs for Cities and we would like to spread the word. CEOs for Cities  is the only national nonprofit organization with an ongoing national network of cross-sector, cross-generation urban leaders focused on making cities more connected, innovative, and talented and investing in your city’s distinctive assets.

Their name may suggest to some that they are only CEOs and/or only private sector. But neither is the case. They honor leadership where it happens, regardless of rank or sector. They are cross-sector, cross-generation CEOs, changemakers, and disrupters committed to city success. Essentially, they are Changemakers for Cities. Their membership network consists of individuals, businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, non-profits, foundations, learning institutions, mayors and other government leaders.

Positions available:

Creative Director

Chief Strategy Officer

Interested parties should  apply at www.ceosforcities.org/apply by February 14, 2014. Anticipated start date is early/mid March 2014.

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01-14-14

Intern for the Cleveland Foundation this Summer!

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The Cleveland Foundation seeks interns for its 2014 Summer Internship program.  The internships are paid.  The program runs from June 2 and ends on August 16, 2014. Application deadline is February 14, 2014.   For more information and to apply click here.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a college junior or senior in fall of the current year, a graduate student, or a recent college graduate
  • Exhibit interest in the nonprofit or public sectors
  • If not a student of a local college or university, the applicant must be a resident of Greater Cleveland (Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties)

Other highly desirable qualifications include:

  • A strong academic record (preferably a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above)
  • Strong English verbal and written communications skills

Placements are with the nonprofit and public sector agencies listed after the jump. Read more…

01-06-14

Terry Schwarz to Speak at Shaker Historical Society

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The CUDC’s Director, Terry Schwarz, will be the featured guest speaker at the Shaker Historical Society’s 67th Annual Meeting of the Members. The free event will be held from 4-5:30 PM, January 19, 2014 at the Shaker Historical Society, located at 16740 S. Park Blvd. The meeting will include light refreshments, a review of the year 2013 and election of officers and trustees.

Terry will discuss “Historic Preservation and Urban Regeneration.”  Her remarks will focus on the changing role of historic preservation in Cleveland, and other cities in similar circumstances. A city is a working artifact, constantly subjected to the forces of change, loss, and reinvention. The artifacts of the past require diligent stewardship in order to understand and inform the paths of human progress. But when hundreds (or thousands) of buildings are erased in an effort to cope with effects of population decline and disinvestment, how do we decide what to protect? And how can we derive meaning from that which remains? Perhaps we can find new ways to commemorate past glories and anticipate future uncertainties that are embodied in the present moment.

In 2014, the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative will explore historic preservation issues as a co-sponsor of a conference in June at Cleveland State, entitled “Historic Preservation in America’s Legacy Cities.” Historic Preservation will also be the topic of the CUDC’s annual publication, Urban Infill, scheduled for release in October.

Make reservations before January 17th by calling 216-921-1201 or sending an email to sclements @ shakershistory.org. The meeting is open to the public.

Event Information
Sunday, January 19, 2014 4-5:30 PM
Shaker Historical Society
16740 South Park Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120