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.
Every year, WePlanCLE is conceived to encourage collaboration, discussion, and great ideas. While this year APA Cleveland is forced to break from tradition, we recognize the need for this civic dialogue even more than ever.
We Plan CLE 2020
The 2020 theme HOME was selected before stay-at-home orders were put in place. Now that we’re all spending more time at HOME, its place in all of our lives is being redefined. The conversations surrounding HOME are more relevant than any of us could have predicted.
HOME is central to our physical sense of place and our social connections. Its definition is deeply rooted in our personal experiences. Home is where the heart is. Home sweet home. There’s no place like home. This year, we will explore the forces that impact housing and our perceptions of home—physical, social, economic, historical, technological—in an effort to deepen our understanding of this essential component of our communities.
While we can’t celebrate all that is HOME in person in 2020, over the coming weeks we will offer new avenues to foster discussion and explore our communities. For the next six weeks, APA Cleveland will release weekly virtual events. We also invite you to contribute your own events.
Every Monday WePlanCLE will release a link to a lecture discussing aspects of HOME, and its changing meaning in all of our lives.
The tradition of exploring Greater Cleveland’s communities through “Jane’s Walks” will continue with a new guided walk or bike released on Thursdays.
Create your own Jane’s Walk or Bike to share! Send us a walking or biking route through your neighborhood, and we’ll post it with the other HOMEtours. Or maybe record your daily walk around the block, with or without the dog! Just let us know what makes your community HOME for you.
Throughout the weeks, watch for special releases featuring Northeast Ohio planners and civic advocates discussing the changes we’re seeing in our communities due to COVID-19, and how it’s affecting our definition of HOME.
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Questions about We Plan CLE should be directed to Arthur Schmidt at Arthur.Schmidt@ohm-advisors.com or 216-865-1342.
Senior Real Estate Planning Administrator
Vice Director, Programming
Vice Director, Education + APA OH At Large
Planning & Development Director
City of North Olmsted
Director of Economic Development
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Cudell Improvement, Inc.
Planning Team Leader
Greater Cleveland RTA
Immediate Past Director + APA OH At Large
At Large, Akron Area Representative
Downtown Redevelopment Services
At Large, Cleveland State University Representative
Associate Professor of Urban Studies, MUPD Director
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
VP of Planning + Real Estate Development
University Circle, Inc.
Senior Program & Transit Planner
Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
Cleveland City Planning Commission
Cleveland State University