Levin College Forum

City Planning in Cleveland: 50 Years Since Carl Stokes

City Planning in Cleveland: Fifty Years Since Carl Stokes

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:30pm - 6:15pm

Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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About the Forum

The Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) are co-hosting a forum featuring the five living Cleveland city planning directors in recognition of over 100 years of planning in the City of Cleveland. Current and past planning directors will share insights and stories about their time with the city and give an insider's view about a multitude of initiatives, projects and plans that have happened in the city. This fall also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the historic election of Carl B. Stokes as the first African American mayor of a major American city. The speakers, including Norman Krumholz, whom Stokes brought to Cleveland in 1969, will also reflect on their experience in light of Stokes’s legacy.

In addition to being of interest for SACRPH attendees, this roundtable is also open to the public as part of the mission of the Levin Forum program and will yield insights on what goes into the initiatives, projects and plans which have been produced by the Cleveland City Planning  Commission. It will offer firsthand accounts that provide a new historical perspective of planning in the City of Cleveland.