Everyone contributes to places that matter. We Plan CLE is an annual event, open to all, designed to foster discussion and innovation.

A week-long series of events focuses on a different theme each year to encourage collaboration, discussion and great ideas. We invite you to join the conversation!

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EQUITY

The concept of equity is founded in fairness, inclusivity and equal opportunity. But what does that mean in the context of planning our communities? We Plan 2018 will build awareness of the role equity plays (or should play) in shaping the places where we all live, work and invest.

 


Schedule | 2018

Details and RSVP links will be updated as they are finalized; please sign up for the occasional newsletter to receive new information! All events are open to the public; most are free.

 

Monday, June 11

CLIMATE EQUITY | Jane's Walk @ Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, 5:30-7:30PM

Jane's Walks are tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. These walks encourage people to explore and tell stories about their communities, connect with neighbors and make new acquaintances.

This 1.5 hour walk will show where assets and inequity lie within the neighborhood. Topics include access to recreational and park amenities, differing built environment challenges, and  recent work Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization is doing to address inherent environmental stressors on the community.

Meeting Place: Terrestrial Brewing Company, 7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, OH 44102

 

Tuesday, June 12

ECONOMIC EQUITY | Jane's Walk @ Union Miles neighborhood, 5:30-7:30PM

Jane's Walks are tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs. These walks encourage people to explore and tell stories about their communities, connect with neighbors and make new acquaintances.

Cleveland’s Union Miles neighborhood has followed a transitional ethnic and economic history, with numerous community groups, industries and market cycles occurring over the years. Learn more about its diverse legacy and new neighborhood programs striving to eliminate economic and social barriers for the community moving forward.

Meeting Place: Mill Creek Falls Overlook, 8404 Webb Terrace, Cleveland, OH 44105

 

Wednesday, June 13

URBAN EQUITY | Storyteller Night @ Ariel International Center, 5:30-7:30PM

A happy hour reception featuring poets inspired by the Annisfield-Wolf Book Awards. Your free registration includes 1 drink ticket, appetizers and unlimited opportunities for conversation.

 

Thursday, June 14

SOCIAL EQUITY | Keynote Speaker @ City Club of Cleveland, 12:00-1:30PM

malo hutsonSeparate and Unequal: Can We Achieve Social Equity Through City Planning? Malo A. Hutson, PhD

Join us for lunch as we explore the intersection of social justice and urban planning - and discuss the steps we can take to create more inclusive, resilient, and equitable cities.

Our keynote speaker is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Director of the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab. Dr. Hutson is a widely-recognized scholar, teacher, and practitioner whose research at the intersection of urban planning and health inequities is of profound relevance in the planning of today’s cities across the United States, and around the world. Dr. Hutson’s specific focus is on community development and urban equity, racial and ethnic inequalities and urban policy, as well as the built environment and health.

Tickets are $35 ($20 for City Club members) and include lunch. Purchase tickets directly through the City Club of Cleveland.

 

Questions about We Plan CLE should be directed to Arthur Schmidt at Arthur.Schmidt@ohm-advisors.com or 216-865-1342.