Does Cleveland Have a Housing Strategy?
CLEVELAND: A panel of local housing experts will speak on the topic “Cleveland’s Housing Strategy” at noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland. Theresa A. Schwarz, senior planner for the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, will serve as moderator.
“Cleveland’s Housing Strategy” will attempt to answer the following questions: Does Cleveland have a well-articulated strategic plan for revitalizing housing city-wide? If so, what exactly is it? What planning tools are imperative to its being a success? Does this strategic plan need to be more grounded in a regional approach?
Panelists are as follows:
· Professor Thomas Bier, director, Center for Housing Research & Policy, Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University
· Robert N. Brown, director of the City Planning Commission, Cleveland
· Sabra Pierce Scott, City of Cleveland Council representative (Ward 8) and chair of its Community & Economic Development Committee
This program is first in the four-part series “ReDeveloping Cleveland: Revitalizing Housing,” which focuses on the challenges and solutions to revitalizing housing in Cleveland. Its programs discuss the city’s overall housing strategy, Cleveland’s market-based housing, affordable housing, and how revitalizing housing in Cleveland might improve other sectors of economic and community development.
Future Programs in the series include Bottom-Line Building (July 19), Affordable Housing (August 9), and Thinking outside the House (August 30).
Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.