July 22, 2016

Why Cleveland Won the Republican National Convention

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...

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July 22, 2016

Cleveland's great new public spaces helped make RNC 2016 a success

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...

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July 07, 2016

Public Art Will Greet the RNC Visitors Riding the Rails

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...

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June 30, 2016

The Hot New Park at the Center of the National Convention

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...

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June 28, 2016

Cleveland is ready for it's close up

CLEVELAND — Just before the Republican National Convention begins, this city is making good this week on its longtime plan to renovate a 10-acre public green space, following a trend in major American cities to link park construction with economic redevelopment goals. On Thursday, Cleveland will reopen Public...

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