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Vibrant NEO 2040: What Future Do You Want for Northeast Ohio?

 |  04/07/13 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in NEO Sustainable Communities

Most of us agree that we have to protect the things we love and value about Northeast Ohio. We have to make sure that we are using our resources wisely and not wasting them. We need to strengthen our economy and make our region healthier. And we need to get better at solving problems and withstanding challenges.

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During the last two years, the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium and more than 150 subject matter experts have conducted and compiled wide-ranging research about where Northeast Ohio is now. Vibrant NEO 2040 will use this research to help Northeast Ohioans think through how we can achieve what we want for the region’s future. You can view the research at cat.neoscc.org.

Vibrant NEO 2040 is an opportunity for Northeast Ohioans to think together on how we use land and agree on a shared approach for building a better future. Over the next 9 months, we will be undertaking a scenario planning process to help draw a clearer picture of Northeast Ohio’s future. We will develop scenarios and look at possible futures. The Vibrant NEO 2040 process will also consider the fiscal impact of Northeast Ohio’s civic choices. All of this work together will result in a preferred scenario this fall.

Creating Northeast Ohio’s future depends on you!

We are pleased to announce the first round of workshops (April 30 – May 2). The VibrantNEO process uses public workshops to look at the future of our Northeast Ohio. What will it look like in 2040 if we keep doing what we’re doing? What are the potential outcomes if we do things differently?

To answer these questions, we need to understand our values and priorities.This first round of VibrantNEO public workshops revolves around a scenario called “Business‐As‐Usual.” It outlines what Northeast Ohio’s future will look like if we keep doing what we are currently doing. We need your help to define what we value and what’s most important to this region as we start to create a vision for Northeast Ohio’s future. We can only answer these questions together!

Pick a date and location that’s most convenient for you and Join Us!

All events begin with an open house and registration from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Workshops take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m..

Tues., April 30: Lorain, Medina, and western Cuyahoga counties at The Oberlin Inn, 7 N Main St. Oberlin, OH 44074

Mahoning, Trumbull and Ashtabula counties at John F. Kennedy High School, 2550 Central Parkway Avenue, SE Warren, Ohio 44484

Weds., May 1: Central Cuyahoga county and inner-ring suburbs at Third Federal Savings & Loan (auditorium), 7007 Broadway Ave. Cleveland, OH 44105

Wayne and Stark counties at The Metropolitan Centre, 601 Cleveland Ave., NW Canton, OH 44702

Thurs., May 2: Summit and Portage counties at Akron Urban League, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. Akron, OH 44307

Lake, eastern Cuyahoga, and Geauga counties at Cuyahoga Community College - Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Rd. Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

You can register at: http://vibrantneo.org/workshops/

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Heights High
4 years ago

Can NEOSCC please schedule one of the workshops in the downtown Cleveland public transportation hub for those individuals who use public transportation to commute downtown (i.e, the region's largest employment center) and, more importantly, for those individuals in Cleveland and the inner-ring who don't own a car? Sure, Third Federal is generally accessible by public transit but it really isn't convenient for those who live outside of Slavic Village who don't own a car and for those who rely on public transit to commute downtown and might want to participate in the workshop after work.

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