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What is happening with your lakefront, an artist in the city, and a Brite Winter

Richey Piiparinen  |  02/26/10 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in West Shoreway

  • On February 23rd ODOT and the City Planning Department held a public meeting to discuss the latest updates on Lakefront West-a project that is supposed to finally mesh the West Side's lakefront back into the city fabric. While there are plusses to the project (e.g., a multi-use path) the negatives are nevertheless real, and include not just a watering down of the project's essence: to create access to the waterfront, but-more generally-include flaws in the way decisions are made in the implementation of sound urban design. Click here for a full GCBL report.
  • Cleveland-based artist Corrie Slawson is part of a small, yet growing number of folks showcasing the absence of vacancy as the potential of space. Her SpaceLab-sponsored project Work Party 118 was recently given spec by Scene magazine. Read the article. See her work. Because this is the kind of stuff that is part of the future of urban planning and design-at least for us Clevelanders that are forced to rework with the abandonment left to us. But I guess it beats having no space left to do anything innovative, eh?
  • Pop Up City is back with a show…tomorrow! It is cold out. It is dark out. It is Cleveland. What to do? Sip. Listen. Dance. Play. Make fire and eat meat. What else? The event will be held at Hart Crane Memorial Park at the corner of Merwin and Columbus
  • Oregon continues to lead with sustainability initiatives that break the mold. Here, an article discusses legislation moving through that will curb emissions from automobiles even as the population grows.

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