Director of City Planning City of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio
What makes a Great Lakes community resilient? See how collaboration, engineering, design, and creative engagement strategies shape a community driven and equitable plan for Cleveland’s eastern lakefront that protects critical infrastructure, expands community access to nature, and mitigates the impacts of climate change on Lake Erie and adjacent neighborhoods.).
Demonstrate landscape architecture skills as key to coordinating a complex, multi-agency partnership, consultant team, and public process to retrofit a public waterfront as a foundational and resilient community amenity.
Discover the lessons learned and the challenges of conducting a community planning process that launched and was completed in the midst of COVID-19, social unrest, and political change.
Identify methods for balancing and addressing the needs of diverse communities, public agencies, stakeholders, and partner groups with competing interests and for building coalitions to support implementation.
Explore how resiliency projects align to improve public and ecological health, support community and economic development goals, and provide opportunities to bridge long-standing, historic divides between communities and underutilized assets.