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ReImagining: Getting beyond the visions and into the flesh

Richey Piiparinen  |  08/08/10 @ 11:00am

ReImagining Cleveland has been a seed in the minds of urban thinkers for some time now, yet it was only until recently that the idea has been allowed to get flesh. GCBL will be running a series of vignettes on a few of the projects where the dirt's broken, with the intent, then, to understand what the situation is on...more

Cleveland: frontier becomes us

Richey Piiparinen  |  07/31/10 @ 5:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Cleveland's fabric was hurt by past urban development that focused on squeezing gain out of our assets in spite of their worth. More recently, a more organic approach to planning and design has sparked a movement of growing Cleveland through its vacancy, with the intent to mend those cuts in our urban ecology that need sown. Click the...more

Resiliency: They are all witnesses

Richey Piiparinen  |  07/21/10 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Losing LeBron was not the loss. It came before that. And the reasons we near-begged him to stay dealt with those absences we're still trying to figure out… Unemployment, vacancy, inaccessibility, disecology-these were the hits to our break. But then came James-the antidote to our sickness in a superhero world: I mean why build up neighborhoods when we can clap after...more

Can Clevelanders make a living in concert with life?

Richey Piiparinen  |  07/10/10 @ 1:54pm

Cleveland's natural resources enabled the pinnacle of us as a city of machines and built steel-of paychecks. But we taxed these resources, in fact squeezed the life out of them until we made bodies of water that burned. It was a parasitic mentality: we made a living at the expense of life. But then even that livelihood left, the joblessness...more

Can Clevelanders make a living in concert with life?

Richey Piiparinen  |  07/10/10 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Cleveland's natural resources enabled the pinnacle of us as a city of machines and built steel-of paychecks. But we taxed these resources, in fact squeezed the life out of them until we made bodies of water that burned. It was a parasitic mentality: we made a living at the expense of life. But then even that livelihood left, the joblessness...more

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