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Smart planning led to $8 million Metroparks TIGER grant for waterfront trails

August 12, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio - For years, it has seemed that slow-moving, long-awaited bike and pedestrian trail projects planned near downtown and Lake Erie have been competing against one another for cash and moving ahead without a sense of how they should connect to form a comprehensive network.
 
Say goodbye to all that.
 
The big, brilliant idea behind a nearly $8 million federal TIGER grant won by Cleveland Metroparks...

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Author: Steven Litt
Link: http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2016/08/big_brilliant_ideas_that_led_t.html

Why Cleveland Won the Republican National Convention

July 22, 2016

The city gave more than it got from hosting the RNC, and Public Square was the event’s MVP.


CLEVELAND—To the northwest, brightly colored characters dressed like monochrome dervishes twirled in silence. To the northeast, a row of five figures wearing black from head to toe engaged in slow-motion yoga.

It was a typical scene this week in Cleveland’s Public Square, the...

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Author: Kriston Capps
Link: http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/07/cleveland-won-the-republican-national-convention/492497/
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Cleveland's great new public spaces helped make RNC 2016 a success

July 22, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Say what you will about Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee.

The Republican National Convention, where Trump gave his acceptance speech Thursday night, was a great, crashing success for its host city – and especially for the revitalized public spaces that framed the event and made it possible.

Around 50,000 visitors came, including some protesters possibly bent...

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Author: Steven Litt
Link: http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2016/07/clevelands_revitalized_public.html

Public Art Will Greet the RNC Visitors Riding the Rails

July 07, 2016

RNC delegates riding in and out of downtown Cleveland on the RTA Red Line will be treated to an art display. It will be only a fleeting glimpse, but it’s part of a public art project designed to last.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes a peek at wall murals along the rail line.

For weeks, Amber...

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Author: Vivian Goodman
Link: http://wksu.org/post/public-art-will-greet-rnc-visitors-riding-rails#stream/0

The Hot New Park at the Center of the National Convention

June 30, 2016

CLEVELAND—Just in time to play a starring role in next week’s Republican National Convention, Cleveland’s most iconic civic space has undergone a $50-million face-lift. Public Square, for the past century little more than an unpleasant traffic-clogged intersection at the center of the city, is again a park for people—six acres of swooping promenades lined with sinuous sculptural seating, lush gardens and a public lawn.

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Author: Colin Woodward
Link: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/what-works-ohio-cleveland-public-square-urban-park-re

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