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Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon Dec 2005

Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon

Urban Publications

This strategic action plan focuses on the future of Cuyahoga County and sets forth a roadmap to build a more prosperous economy. It is not the only road map available to us, and we can certainly improve upon it. But, it is a roadmap that is practical, one that we can begin using today. We have set out initiatives that can and should be implemented.


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2004, Robert Sadowski Dec 2005

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2004, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

The John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (Glenn) is one of 10 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Centers. Glenn is situated on 350 acres adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Its physical plant includes over 150 buildings that contain a unique collection of world-class test facilities. Glenn also includes the 6,400-acre Plum Brook Station near Sandusky, Ohio, 50 miles west of Cleveland. It specializes in large-scale tests that would be hazardous within the confines of the main campus.


Occupation Analysis For The Greater Cleveland Area, Jun Koo Sep 2005

Occupation Analysis For The Greater Cleveland Area, Jun Koo

Urban Publications

Occupation is an important aspect of regional economy; it has been forgotten, however, in most studies of regional economies. We developed a set of benchmark occupation clusters that share similar knowledge and skills and examined the Cleveland metropolitan area based on the derived occupation clusters.


Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University Aug 2005

Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the first product of an ongoing project focused on the existence of and prospects for Cascadia. The document is organized into three main sections. In section one we consider Cascadia from an economic point of view using the cluster model developed by Michael Porter and others. In section two we look at the Cascadia through the lens afforded by high speed rail. In the third section we revisit the questions that launched this study, and discuss the next steps. For those you new to Cascadia, we append some basic background information on the ...


Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel Aug 2005

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report presents the results of a study of manufacturing activities in Northeast Ohio (NEO). The report’s purpose is to provide an understanding of recent trends in regional manufacturing industries in the context of longer-term trends and the national economy.


Beachwood's Economy: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel, Ziona Austrian Aug 2005

Beachwood's Economy: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jul 2005

Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Lake Hospital System: An Economic Impact Study, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian Jun 2005

Lake Hospital System: An Economic Impact Study, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

Since its establishment in 1902, Lake Hospital System (LHS) has been a community-based, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive healthcare services to the residents of Lake, eastern Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties. Today, LHS is the largest employer in Lake County, with 500 physicians and over 2,400 healthcare professionals working in seven facilities.


Stormwater Utility Fees: Considerations & Options For Interlocal Stormwater Working Group (Iswg), New England Environmental Finance Center May 2005

Stormwater Utility Fees: Considerations & Options For Interlocal Stormwater Working Group (Iswg), New England Environmental Finance Center

Water

Stormwater utilities are a concept whose time seems to have arrived. Established by relatively few communities in the 1970s as a method of funding flood control measures, stormwater utilities now exist in over 400 municipalities and counties throughout the United States. During the next 10 years, their numbers are expected to swell dramatically – by one estimate to over 2,000 by the year 2014.

The reasons for this growth are multifold. Federal stormwater regulations passed in the 1980s (Phase I of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program, or NPDES), motivated many larger communities to seek alternative funding sources and ...


Regional Economic Indicators: Affordability And Quality Of Life, Iryna Lendel May 2005

Regional Economic Indicators: Affordability And Quality Of Life, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This study aims to contrast affordability and quality of life as factors of attraction and retention of workforce and businesses in Northeast Ohio’s metro areas with comparable regions across the country. The study is limited to reliable and available data for 36 metropolitan areas from 27 states. As presented, this study serves two purposes: it allows us to compare Cleveland to other metro areas in selected indicators,1 and it creates a valuable database of variables and indicators on affordability and quality of life in 36 metro areas.


Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko May 2005

Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study reviews Clark County's non-conforming zone change process from 1990 to 2002. A non-conforming zone change, sometimes known as a non-conforming zone boundary amendment is a proposed request that is not within the range of residential densities and/or non-residential intensities indicated on the applicable land use plan map, master plan, or concept plan. This research explores and examines two questions raised by the Clark County's new implementation plan, which was approved in April 2003 to amend the non-conforming zone change process. 1) Clark County assumed there was a public perception that non-conforming zone changes were being ...


Employment Centers In The Akron, Cleveland And Youngstown Metropolitan Areas, Robert Sadowski May 2005

Employment Centers In The Akron, Cleveland And Youngstown Metropolitan Areas, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

What is an employment center? McMillen (2003) defines an employment center as a “concentration of firms large enough to have significant effects on the overall spatial distribution of population, employment, and land prices.” Bogart (1998) sees employment centers as a collection of small open economies in a metropolitan area that specialize and trade with each other. Technically speaking, an employment center is a geographic area that exceeds a threshold employment density (employees per square mile) and a threshold employment level.


A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison May 2005

A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison

Urban Publications

This report provides a strategic framework to guide the activities of the Ohio Aerospace and Defense Advisory Council (OADCAC). The OADAC provides advice to the Governor. Although OADAC does not have operational authority, the OADAC plays an important role in shaping and aligning State policy toward the aerospace and defense industries.


Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach Apr 2005

Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White Apr 2005

A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White

Urban Design Workshop

These words speak to the condition of the blocks bounded by SW 4th and SW 5th Avenues, I-405 and Market Street in the south end of Downtown Portland, Oregon. Yet, this corridor holds the potential for knitting the east boundary of Portland State University with the South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area, providing critical east-west linkages between the campus and the waterfront, and accommodating a confluence of current and planned transit lines. These blocks contain the development energy to build upon existing and evolving "pulse points", initiate activity areas that would add to the vitality and variety of the University District ...


A Road As A Route And Place: The Evolution And Transformation Of The Arroyo Seco Parkway, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Robert Gottlieb Apr 2005

A Road As A Route And Place: The Evolution And Transformation Of The Arroyo Seco Parkway, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Land Value Taxation: Persuasive Theory But Practically Difficult, Tom Dunne Apr 2005

Land Value Taxation: Persuasive Theory But Practically Difficult, Tom Dunne

Articles

While the theoretical case for Land Value Taxation is regarded as being very persuasive, most people looking closely at the idea form the view that the practical difficulties of introducing it into an established modern economy are compelling. Nevertheless, in Europe and America the ideas put forward by George continue to influence many people discussing issues around land use planning, urban development and methods of funding infrastructure and local government.


Identifying Robust, Parsimonious Neighborhood Indicators, George Galster, Chris Hayes, Jennifer Johnson Mar 2005

Identifying Robust, Parsimonious Neighborhood Indicators, George Galster, Chris Hayes, Jennifer Johnson

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Research Publications

Identifying a few indicators that summarily tracked key dimensions of neighborhoods would be invaluable for neighborhood monitoring and measuring impacts of interventions. Our goal is to search empirically for such robust, parsimonious indicators. In five cities we analyze the interrelationships among a broad set of census tract indicators related to: mortgage market activity; home prices; jobs and firms; demographic, socio-economic, and housing stock characteristics; crime; and public assistance and health. Through factor analysis we identify four to six neighborhood dimensions among these indicators that are common across cities. Using regression we identify a parsimonious number of indicators that are inexpensive ...


Traditional Regional Economic Indicators, Robert Sadowski Feb 2005

Traditional Regional Economic Indicators, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

This report is the second in a series from the Center for Economic Development (Center) at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs as part of its regional economic indicators project.1 The project’s objective is to provide a comprehensive benchmarking of Greater Cleveland’s economy against other metropolitan areas across the nation. To achieve this objective, the Center is planning to analyze a broad set of economic indicators in several themes to construct a broad-based economic profile of the region. This will allow for an objective determination of areas in which Cleveland and northeast ...


Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer Jan 2005

Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer

Regina Freer

No abstract provided.


Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jan 2005

Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan, Matt Lasky, Mike Tresidder, Jay Renkens, Morgan Shook Jan 2005

Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan, Matt Lasky, Mike Tresidder, Jay Renkens, Morgan Shook

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan advances the community's vision for Sandy Boulevard from 68th to 80th Avenues as their Main Street. Intersect Planning prepared the Concept Plan for the Roseway Neighborhood Association - creating ideas for how future transportation investments may improve the quality, character, and safety of Sandy Boulevard for all members of the community. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


Anti-Displacement Strategies: Nonprofit Organizations In Old Town Chinatown, Jenny Bajwa, Joanne Daunt, Sean Farrelly, Serah Overbeek, Jessica Sladek Jan 2005

Anti-Displacement Strategies: Nonprofit Organizations In Old Town Chinatown, Jenny Bajwa, Joanne Daunt, Sean Farrelly, Serah Overbeek, Jessica Sladek

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Old Town Chinatown is home to over 40 nonprofit organizations (nonprofits), including social service providers and arts, history, and culture groups. These groups contribute immeasurably to the community through the services and educational opportunities they provide and through their role in the social and economic fabric of the neighborhood. Urban renewal has come to the neighborhood in the form of several large projects that are either currently underway or scheduled to begin in the next several years. While these plans present an opportunity for much needed development in Old Town Chinatown, there is concern among nonprofits that redevelopment and private ...


The Diggable City: Making Urban Agriculture A Planning Priority, Kevin Balmer, James Gill, Heather Kaplinger, Joe Miller, Melissa Peterson, Amanda Rhoads, Paul Rosenbloom, Teak Wall Jan 2005

The Diggable City: Making Urban Agriculture A Planning Priority, Kevin Balmer, James Gill, Heather Kaplinger, Joe Miller, Melissa Peterson, Amanda Rhoads, Paul Rosenbloom, Teak Wall

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

In addition to an inventory of potential urban agriculture sites, the team also conducted a literature review, held focus groups with relevant stakeholders, conducted numerous interviews, and administered and analyzed surveys. The results of these outreach efforts greatly informed criteria development and recommendations, and expanded our understanding of the potential for urban agriculture in Portland. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa. A DVD version of this work produced in 2006 can be found at: http://search.library.pdx.edu/PSU:CP71113508690001451


Sustainable Development Strategy For Springwater Community - Gresham, Oregon: Recommendations For Sustainable Development Incentives, Gary Albrecht, Laurie Harris, Steve Hansen, Colin Mcconnaha, Darren Nichols, Casey Nolan Jan 2005

Sustainable Development Strategy For Springwater Community - Gresham, Oregon: Recommendations For Sustainable Development Incentives, Gary Albrecht, Laurie Harris, Steve Hansen, Colin Mcconnaha, Darren Nichols, Casey Nolan

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This project researches and recommends alternatives for implementing sustainable development patterns and practices into this largely undeveloped land. The objective of the research is to provide a range of strategies that the City can incorporate into an incentives-based program that facilitates sustainable development. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


The Urban Grind: Skateparks - Neighborhood Perceptions And Planning Realities, Ellie Fiore, Sarah Heinicke, Beth Ragel, Laura Weigel Jan 2005

The Urban Grind: Skateparks - Neighborhood Perceptions And Planning Realities, Ellie Fiore, Sarah Heinicke, Beth Ragel, Laura Weigel

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Aperio Consulting worked in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) on their Skatepark Master Planning process in the spring of 2005.This project was undertaken to help PP&R and their siting committee make informed decisions when siting a system of skate parks for the City of Portland. This document is also designed for use by parks planners and community members in other cities who are considering building skateparks. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


Princípios Do Direito À Cidade, Rafael De Oliveira Alves Jan 2005

Princípios Do Direito À Cidade, Rafael De Oliveira Alves

Rafael de Oliveira Alves

No abstract provided.


How The Media Compound Urban Problems, Peter Dreier Jan 2005

How The Media Compound Urban Problems, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Northwest Open Space Plan, Greenways Incorporated Jan 2005

Northwest Open Space Plan, Greenways Incorporated

Publications (SD)

The purpose of this Open Space Plan is to protect non-programmed and programmed open space which in the future can be devoted to 1) the preservation of natural resources; 2) outdoor recreation; 3) preservation of hsitoric and cultural property; 4) protection of scenic landscapes; and 5) protection of public health, safety and welfare. To accomplish this purpose, the city of Las Vegas needs to adopt aggressive policies and programs that balance growth with natural resource conservation. The city is in need of a stewardship program that protects valued open space before it is permanently lost to development.


57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter Jan 2005

57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

HBU Consultants identify available resources in the region that could assist the clean up and redevelopment of the SE 57th and SE Division site, ascertained what kind of future use the community desires on this site, and evaluated sources of data to develop recommendations on how the DCOP could proceed. This project was conducted under the supervision of Deborah Howe, Sy Adler, and Connie Ozawa.