Reimagining Cleveland Forum and Photo-Documentation Exhibition Opening

Thursday, February 17, 2011
4:00-6:30 p.m.
1717 Euclid Avenue
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Glickman-Miller Hall, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Cleveland State University

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About the Forum

You may have heard about the Reimagining Cleveland project but this Forum will answer the question “What’s going on here?” Join us for a program of education and inspiration.  Learn from folks who have actually created gardens, orchards, vineyards and farms from vacant land.  Gather information for your own reimagining project from a wealth of resources.  And, immediately following the Forum, join us in celebrating the opening of an exhibit in the Forum gallery showcasing the work of photographers and storytellers and illuminating the narratives of the reimagining grantees.

4:00 – 4:15 Welcome and Introductions
4:15 – 4:25 City perspective, Cleveland Department of Community Development
4:25 – 5:25 Voices from the Gardens, Orchards, Vineyards and Farms
  Mansfield Frasier
  Justin Husher
  Darren & Johanna Hamm
  Akanni Thomas
  Marlane Weslian
5:35 – 5:50 Tracking, Tracing and Presenting
  Observations on the process of documentation in making productive urban space and restoring Cleveland’s ecosystem
  Mark Tebeau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, History Department, Cleveland State University
  Helen Liggett, Ph.D., Professor, Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University 
5:50 – 6:00 A look to the future of Reimagining Cleveland
  Terry Schwarz, AICP, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
6:00 – 6:30 Question & Answer
6:30 – 7:30 Gallery Tour, Reception, Resource Tables, Networking

Resources available include: gardening tips and inspiration, technical assistance, funding and human resource assistance, vacant land assessment, and many others.

Presented by the Levin College Forum, NPI and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.

All forum events are free and open to the public.