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CROOKED RIVER COMMUTE

Abstract: As the crow flies, it is 30 miles from Kent to Cleveland, and 40 miles if you drive. But there is another route between the cities—a historic route navigated before European settlement and formed from our glacial heritage. The Cuyahoga River (meaning “Crooked” River in Iroquois) is why both cities were settled, organized their initial urban patterns, and still has an important role to play in our future. Northeast Ohio is fortunate to be a continental divide between two important watersheds: the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Our landscape will always have a critical relationship with water. Therefore we need to engage our watersheds in creative ways and foster a personal understanding of our region’s wonderful freshwater assets.

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Categories: Healthy Environments, Stormwater Management

   

ENVISIONING LIVING ENVIRONMENTS FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Abstract: A survey of research and best practices conducted by Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative on the design of living environments for people with mental illness. Supported by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, this evolving guide highlights new ways of thinking about housing the severely mentally ill by providing needed places for healing.

Results & Findings: Report

Categories: Architecture, Healthy Environments

   

OPPORTUNITY CORRIDOR

Abstract: Advancing Opportunities: Cleveland's Opportunity Corridor is a concise 13-page report, which includes a general assessment of Cleveland's proposed Opportunity Corridor project (as of March 2014) and offers a forward-looking vision for maximizing the benefits of this large regional investment.

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Categories: Stormwater Management, Vacancy Reuse, Urban Agriculture, Healthy Environments

   

RE-IMAGINING A MORE SUSTAINABLE CLEVELAND

Abstract: Re-imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland is a collaborative effort to address population decline and large-scale urban vacancy in Cleveland. The ongoing initiative is led by Kent State’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC), the City of ClevelandNeighborhood Progress, Inc. and LANDstudio (formally ParkWorks), along with 30 partner organizations from the Northeast Ohio region. Re-imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland includes a plan, policy recommendations, zoning changes and demonstration projects for sustainable land reuse. The initiative addresses vacancy issues by introducing non-traditional urban land uses to city neighborhoods.

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Categories: Stormwater Management, Vacancy Reuse, Urban Agriculture, Healthy Environments

   

STEPS TO A HEALTHIER CLEVELAND

Abstract: The CUDC worked with the Cleveland Department of Public Health to generate base maps maps that highlight assets in various neighborhoods, especially as it relates to health (nutrition, physical activity, etc).

Results & Findings:
Downtown Map

Slavic Village Map

Categories: Healthy Environments

 

 
   
 
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