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Perk Park - Photo Bob Perkoski

Public parks offer more than convenient refuge from the pressures of urban existence; they create a sense of community by bringing people of various backgrounds together in an informal setting. For that reason, parks matter now more than ever, some could argue. As large public works projects finally begin to take shape in and around Cleveland -- from the Medical Mart and Convection Center to the Lakefront and Flats East Bank projects -- its imperative that meaningful public spaces be part of the local conversation. "The quality of open spaces is a measure of the desirability of a city," Greg Peckham of LAND studio notes. "Parks and park systems really matter to people."

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New research suggests that innovation districts, whose growth is fueled by anchor institutions, companies and startups working in close proximity to one another, may be growing faster than traditional downtowns.

Small Box in the Warehouse District

stepping up efforts to create a more liveable, connected downtown

Downtown's residential population has doubled over the last 15 years. Now a new report is serving as a guide for Cleveland's growth, with an emphasis on investments -- from mini-parks to signage to massive mixed-use developments -- aiming to better connect residents with downtown.

The suspension bridge option for cleveland’s planned pedestrian connection between downtown and the lakefront.

dca seeks to forge key connections throughout cleveland

Downtown is booming with new development, but getting around can sometimes be a challenge. Now key investments are in the works that will make it a much more livable, inviting place.

Nicole McGee of Collective Upcycle

five can't miss events in five cleveland neighborhoods

Whether you life on the east side or west side, there are plenty of opportunities this weekend to explore new neighborhoods and try new things. Learn to swing dance, try a new beer and visit a museum you’ve never been to for free -- it's all within an arm's reach.

Playhouse Square - photo Bob Perkoski

celebrate local: five can't-miss events this thanksgiving weekend

After you've celebrated with family and friends and had your feast, enjoy these local shopping events and holiday festivals taking place around town.
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Green Space + Parks Founders

alec mcclennan

alec mcclennan

City: Emerging Neighborhoods
Meet Alec McClennan, founder of Good Nature Organic Lawn Care, a Cleveland landscaping company with 25 employees.
steve manka

steve manka

City: MidTown
Meet Steve Manka, founder of Manka Design Studio, a public art firm in Midtown.
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