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APA Cleveland serves Northeast Ohio’s planning community, hosting social and educational events throughout the year and bringing members and the community together to discuss issues affecting our region. 

APA Cleveland is governed by a 12-member executive committee, which includes a student representative of CSU’s planning program. Counties served by APA Cleveland, many of which are also in the service area of the Akron Section, are Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull.

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2020 NEO P&Z Workshop

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June 2020

June 5, 2020

2020 Northeast Ohio P&Z Workshop


Punderson State Park

October 2020

October 30, 2020

2020 Cleveland Planning & Zoning Workshop

Westlake OH

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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!

Enter your email to receive event invitations and occasional updates. Follow along on social media: facebook/groups/APACleveland and twitter @APA_CLE, #WePlanCLE.

Previous WePlanCLE Series:

2018: EQUITY

2017: ACT!




We Plan CLE 2019


We Plan Cle 2019 Water Postcard


Jane’s Walk | Port of Cleveland, Cleveland
Monday, July 22 @ 3:00 PM

Join us for a Jane's Walk tour of the Port of Cleveland. The Port of Cleveland is one of the largest ports on the Great Lakes providing over 20,000 jobs, $3 Billion in economic activity while receiving 13M tons of cargo and 900 vessels per year. Registration is full for this event.
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Jane’s Walk | Euclid Waterfront, Euclid
Wednesday, July 24 @ 5:30 PM

Join us for a Jane's Walk construction tour with the City of Euclid administration. Observe the process of constructing a three-quarter mile multi-modal trail and beach and visualize the final product using a Virtual Reality headset and program specially designed for this project.
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Keynote Speaker | Calvin Gladney, Cleveland
Thursday, July 25 @ 12:00 PM

Join us for lunch and conversation with Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America at the City Club of Cleveland.
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Storyteller Night | A Lakefront Story, Cleveland
Thursday, July 25 @ 5:30 PM

Join us for a happy hour reception featuring a discussion about the past, present and future of the Cleveland Lakefront.
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Jane’s Walk | Coe Lake Park, Berea
Friday, July 26 @ 5:30 PM

Join us for a Jane's Walk tour around the Coe Lake Park starting at the Historical Society for background information on the City’s past.
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Questions about We Plan CLE should be directed to Arthur Schmidt at or 216-865-1342.


Matthew Schmidt, AICP

Section Director
Senior Real Estate Planning Administrator

Arthur Schmidt IV

Vice Director, Programming
Senior Planner
OHM Advisors

Kimberly Lieber, AICP

Vice Director, Education + APA OH At Large
Planning & Development Director
City of North Olmsted

Jessica Trivisonno

Director of Economic Development
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Cudell Improvement, Inc.

Amy Snell

Planning Team Leader
Greater Cleveland RTA

Ann Klavora, AICP

Immediate Past Director + APA OH At Large
akPlans, LLC

Ben Levenger, AICP

At Large, Akron Area Representative
Downtown Redevelopment Services

Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, PhD

At Large, Cleveland State University Representative
Associate Professor of Urban Studies, MUPD Director
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Debbie Berry

At Large
VP of Planning + Real Estate Development
University Circle, Inc.

Kelley Britt

At Large
Senior Program & Transit Planner
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency

Adam Davenport

At Large
District Planner
Cleveland City Planning Commission

Dro Sohrabian

Student Representative
Cleveland State University

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