June 17, 2019

Cuyahoga 50 and the visual arts: Exhibits explore burning river legacy

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Artists and photographers have flocked to the industrial Flats along the Cuyahoga River for more than a century. But while they once reveled in images of smoky factories lining a brown waterway, they’re now chronicling the rebirth of a cleaner, healthier and more life-giving river. The Cleveland Museum...

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June 14, 2019

Green Infrastructure Project Blends Public Art And An Environmental Message

Some of the storm waters from our rainy spring weather are now being diverted back to Mother Nature thanks to a new “green infrastructure” project on Cleveland’s East Side. The Buckeye Road site also features public art with an environmental theme. Four blocks of abandoned homes and businesses along Buckeye Road...

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June 07, 2019

Sudanese Designer Malaz Elgemiabby on Ohio City Projects, Conflict in Sudan

Malaz Elgemiabby is designing a new welcome center in Ohio City. But her heart is with her family living in Sudan, where military forces reportedly killed dozens of pro-democracy protestors this week. Elgemiabby struggled to reach her family afterwards, but she heard of others reeling from the violence. “We’ve had people who have...

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May 06, 2019

Shaker Square Is Getting A Makeover: Here are the features we’d like to see make the final design

Gazing into Dave’s Market’s Shaker Square-facing windows, you expect to view tasty treats. Instead, you see the rump-side of shelving. “The vendors and offices do what’s best for them internally, and don’t necessarily think about how to leverage the square,” says Wayne Mortensen, director of design and development for Cleveland...

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April 25, 2019

Planners say removing Shaker Boulevard is the only way to transform Shaker Square

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Planners are now firmly in favor of re-routing Shaker Boulevard traffic around Shaker Square so its central green space can be enlarged. At public meetings Wednesday and Thursday, a design team gathered feedback on a plan that calls for removing the boulevard from the center of the 5.5-acre...

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