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International Trails Symposium

​American Trails will host the 23rd International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10, 2017. This will be an inspiring and educational conference as for everyone in the trails community. Attendees will learn about projects that are doable anywhere and discover creative ways to partner and leverage resources to make a difference in their own communities. Register now... Read more

Historic Tax Credits Bring Jobs, People to Downtown Cleveland

​ In 2016, few places commanded the national and international spotlights as much as Cleveland – as host to the NBA championship series, the Republican National Convention and finally, the World Series. In addition to these moments, Cleveland has quietly been crafting another story to tell – the resurgence of its central business district. Much of the credit for the office-to-residential conversion in Cleveland’s central business district, goes to the strategic use of federal and state historic preservation tax credit... Read more

Jobs Doubled Along Euclid Avenue After Completion of HealthLine

The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University. Among other things, the report makes the case that it’s smarter to make transit investments in urban areas with rising employment in growing industries, such as health care, rather than increasing service to low-paying manufacturing jobs in sprawling suburbs, where employment is falling due to automation.... Read more

Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Business Growth in Urban Manufacturing: Lessons from Portland and Cincinnati

As entrepreneurship and the innovation economy continue to gain traction in cities across the nation, how can we ensure inclusive participation in low-income residents and communities of color? Learn about initiatives in Portland and Cincinnati that have successfully helped people of color launch and expand innovative, high-tech, and high-growth businesses in their communities. Register now... Read more

Cleveland’s Surprising Climate Buffers

In Cleveland, temperatures are rising three times faster than the national average. Researchers believe that paved surfaces and a shrinking tree canopy in the former “Forest City” are contributing to the increase. Rust Belt cities like Cleveland have one feature that newer cities don’t, though: Plenty of urban vacant land. A pilot project is using that space to increase the climate resilience of the city’s neighborhoods by using empty lots for rain gardens, food gardens, community gathering places, native plants,... Read more

Car-free in Cleveland: Letting Go of the Wheel of the Personal Vehicle

Cleveland was ranked the best U.S. city in which to be car-free by USA Today this year. The ranking, which was presented as a top 10 list, was designed as a guide for visitors looking to forgo renting cars while traveling. However, being car-free in Cleveland as a resident is a different experience than that of a tourist. When it comes to the day-to-day reality of living, working and playing in Cuyahoga County, it can be a challenge to get... Read more
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