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A great Public Square?

David Beach  |  11/14/07 @ 5:30pm

Cleveland Public Square has been ranked among the world's prominent squares most in need of improvement. Over the years, many city advocates have imagined how great it would be if the cross streets were removed and the four quadrants of the square were united as 10 acres of beautiful, usable, walkable park.

As the expansion of downtown housing generates greater demand for quality urban greenspace, is it time for a serious effort to transform the square? A recent class of Case economics students surveyed Cuyahoga County residents and found strong support for such a transformation, as well as a willingness to pay for reconstruction that would beautify and strengthen the center of the city. Go here for more on the survey and ideas for a great Public Square.  

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