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Inconvenient Truths about Suburbanization without Growth

Inconvenient Truths about Suburbanization without Growth​​​​​​​​​​​​​​WEBINAR
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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About this Event

In his book Driving Detroit, George Galster describes tribalism simmering beneath the ongoing sprawl and segregation of metropolitan Detroit. This process is familiar in the nearby Cleveland region, where 16,000 more homes were built than new households appeared between 2010 and 2018. Documents such as the Vibrant NEO regional planning framework outline environmental, fiscal, and social costs of this ongoing suburbanization without regional growth. Academic scholarship has worked to estimate effects on employment accessibility and residential vacancy, among other outcomes. Local governments in Northeast Ohio often collaborate with one another to provide services, pursue regional initiatives, and create regional plans. However, it remains a challenge to strengthen those collaborations to overcome the market failures, inefficiencies, and losses associated with suburbanization without growth. Leaders must weigh localized costs and risks against potential benefits. 

This Levin College Forum explores our latest research on the subject of regionalism, and draws together a panel of experts who will discuss the challenges to connecting this research to policy and practice. The program includes three research perspectives, outlining the predictability of regional dynamics, the social consequences of those dynamics, and the role of collaboration-based interventions. Regional practitioners and leaders will join this scholarship with their on-the-ground perspectives of political and logistical realities and other dynamics. 

 

Agenda

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I. Opening Remarks

Dr. Robert (Bob) Gleeson, Professor and Albert A. Levin Chair of Urban Studies and Public Service | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

II. Research Presentations

  • The Process: Employment Location Patterns in Economic Regions: Modeling Complex Dynamics
    Dr. Sanda Kaufman, Professor and Program Director, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program and Master of Science in Urban Studies | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
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  • Impacts for Legacy Cities: Job Suburbanization and Central City Decline
    Dr. Joanna P. Ganning, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, Development, and Administration | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
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  • Responses: Fostering Inter-Local Collaboration to Overcome the Zero-Sum Game
    Dr. Meghan E. Rubado, Assistant Professor | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
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III. Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Michael Jeans, President and CEO | Growth Opportunity Partners, Inc.
  • Maribeth Feke, Director of Programming and Planning | Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Grace Gallucci, Executive Director | Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Greater Cleveland
  • Earl M. Leiken, Senior Fellow | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University; Mayor of Shaker Heights, 2008-2018
  • Michael P. Summers, Senior Fellow | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University; Mayor of Lakewood, 2011-2019

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IV. Q&A

Attendees will be invited to submit questions during the event through the Zoom Webinar Q&A feature.

V. Closing Remarks

Hunter Morrison, Senior Fellow | Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
 

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