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Wasted New York, Aliza D. Chasan Dec 2015

Wasted New York, Aliza D. Chasan

Capstones

Trash may not be treasure, but it can be groceries. The United States Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency announced plans this year to halve food waste by 2030, but dumpster divers - also known as freegans - have been eating away at food waste for decades. Cutting down on organic waste can help feed the hungry, save money and minimize the environmental impact of rotting food in landfills. Many individuals, private groups and the New York City government are all working to cut down on organic waste.


Brooklyn Trash Problems, Christina Diaz Dec 2015

Brooklyn Trash Problems, Christina Diaz

Capstones

Walk through the streets of New York and at some point you’ll inevitably pass by a wafting smell of garbage, but residents of North Brooklyn are handling more than their share of the smelly load and they’re tired of getting dumped on.

A newly formed coalition of neighbors and environmental activists has begun a turf war against Brooklyn Transfer LLC, a waste transfer station located on Thames Street in East Williamsburg, which handles private commercial waste through ­­­­­­­­­­­­­Five Star Carting.

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Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission Report, Gary O'Connell, Donald Campbell, Denis Glenn, Loren Reno, Colleen Ryan, Martha Smith, Applied Policy Research Institute, Wright State University Dec 2015

Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission Report, Gary O'Connell, Donald Campbell, Denis Glenn, Loren Reno, Colleen Ryan, Martha Smith, Applied Policy Research Institute, Wright State University

Defense Policy

APRI staff provided research support to the Ohio Federal Military Jobs Commission as they met and developed their final report on strengthening the state's federal military jobs sector. APRI primarily provided research and authorship for Chapter 3 of the report, titled Expand Small Business Federal Contracting. Chapter 3 discusses the strategy to enhance communication and collaboration among State entities in order to create statewide response to the federal initiatives that make contracts available to small business and veteran-owned businesses. Placing Small Business Development Centers and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers on a common information technology netowrk and educating small businesses ...


Which Came First, People Or Pollution? A Review Of Theory And Evidence From Longitudinal Environmental Justice Studies, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha Dec 2015

Which Came First, People Or Pollution? A Review Of Theory And Evidence From Longitudinal Environmental Justice Studies, Paul Mohai, Robin Saha

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

A considerable number of quantitative analyses have been conducted in the past several decades that demonstrate the existence of racial and socioeconomic disparities in the distribution of a wide variety of environmental hazards. The vast majority of these have been cross-sectional, snapshot studies employing data on hazardous facilities and population characteristics at only one point in time. Although some limited hypotheses can be tested with cross-sectional data, fully understanding how present-day disparities come about requires longitudinal analyses that examine the demographic characteristics of sites at the time of facility siting and track demographic changes after siting. Relatively few such studies ...


Dunham Tavern Museum Governance Project, Stuart Mendel Dec 2015

Dunham Tavern Museum Governance Project, Stuart Mendel

Urban Publications

The Center for Nonprofit Policy & Practice (CNP&P) was formally engaged by board leaders of the Dunham Tavern Museum in 2014 to assist the organization with forming and performing the work to strengthen board governance. Gradually, a project work plan was created to conduct “small p” planning (not traditional strategic planning) to advance the interests of the organization.

  • The mutually agreed upon work products facilitated by the CNP&P include the following elements:
  • Board development, training, and priorities planning of strategic issues;
  • Assist board members develop a board governance committee;
  • Create a mutually agreeable work plan for the committee;
  • Provide staffing and support for the board governance committee, involving such matters as:
    1. Prepare meeting agendas
    2. Note-taking at meetings with written minutes
    3. Coordinating communications of board members
    4. Research as required
  • Review and revise official Dunham Tavern bylaws;
  • Other tasks as mutually agreed upon.


Restoring The Mississippi River Delta In Louisiana Ecological Tradeoffs And Barriers To Action, Alison Maulhardt Dec 2015

Restoring The Mississippi River Delta In Louisiana Ecological Tradeoffs And Barriers To Action, Alison Maulhardt

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This study investigates the Louisiana 2012 Coastal Master Plan’s ability to reconcile conflicting economic and ecological demands on coastal resources. The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan was unique in combining flood control and coastal restoration under one authority. However, the objectives of flood control and coastal restoration can be in conflict. The plan was also unique in its approach of restoration from a working coast perspective. However, the objectives of ecological restoration and economic productivity do not always agree. By conducting semi-structured interviews with major coastal stakeholders, this research will explore how the planning process has accommodated the views and ...


Epitaph For Edward W. Soja, Jonathan P. Bell Dec 2015

Epitaph For Edward W. Soja, Jonathan P. Bell

Jonathan P. Bell

Excerpt:
We lost a legend with the passing of Professor Edward W. Soja last month in Los Angeles. Soja’s contributions to the spatial disciplines are as innumerable and diverse as the students he influenced. From 2003 to 2005, I was lucky to be one of his students. I never told Ed about the profound influence he had on me. In commemoration of Ed’s life and work, I’d like to share that story with you.


Certified Population Estimates 2015, Portland State University. Population Research Center Dec 2015

Certified Population Estimates 2015, Portland State University. Population Research Center

Oregon Population Estimates and Reports

Certified Population Estimates for Oregon and Its Counties. This item also contains estimates for Incorporated Cities/Towns.


Civic Engagement In Planning For Cleveland's Lakefront, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Civic Engagement In Planning For Cleveland's Lakefront, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing (Executive Summary), Susan Burkholder, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing (Executive Summary), Susan Burkholder, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

Five years ago, very few people would have believed that it was possible to end homelessness for the most marginalized Americans. Today, the idea that we can end the cycle of homelessness and institutionalization for vulnerable Americans is so mainstream that the Bush administration declared in its 2003 budget proposal that it considers “ending chronic homelessness in the next decade a top objective.” The key to this turnaround in thinking is supportive housing, an approach that is both smart and compassionate” according to a recent editorial in the New York Times. It is a concept that is proving to be ...


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Utilities And Railroads, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Utilities And Railroads, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: Program Year Three Evaluation Report, March 1, 2008 Through February 28, 2009, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: Program Year Three Evaluation Report, March 1, 2008 Through February 28, 2009, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Kathryn W. Hexter

Cuyahoga County, Ohio is at the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. With close to 13,000 foreclosure filings a year since 2005, more than 10,000 vacant and derelict structures and thousands of homeowners losing their homes, the effects of the crisis will be long lasting and far reaching. In Ohio, County courts, agencies and departments have some level of authority and responsibility for virtually every step of the foreclosure process. So it is not surprising that the fifteen mayors of the First Suburbs Consortium2 turned to Cuyahoga County to help them address this crisis. In response, in August 2005 ...


Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Identifying High Demand Occupations And Understanding The Needs Of Northeast Ohio Manufacturers: Focus Group Summary Report, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Kathryn W. Hexter

While the current economic climate is challenging, it provides an opportunity to assess critical workforce and talent issues facing the manufacturing community. In March 2009, Dr. Joel Elvery of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs released the Employment and Wage Trends of Manufacturing Occupations in the Cleveland-Elyria PMSA analysis. The analysis identified occupations that appear to be “pain-points” for employers - or open positions that are hard to fill and thus, in high demand.


Farm To School: Strategies For Urban Health, Combatting Sprawl, And Establishing Community Food Systems, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb, Margaret Haase Dec 2015

Farm To School: Strategies For Urban Health, Combatting Sprawl, And Establishing Community Food Systems, Mark Vallianatos, Robert Gottlieb, Margaret Haase

Mark Vallianatos

Farm-to-school is a new, innovative strategy with multiple planning-related objectives. The article evaluates the significance of farm-to-school in relation to improving the health and nutrition of school-age children, particularly low-income youth; strengthening the capacity of local farmers, particularly those engaged in sustainable practices; adding to the toolkit of strategies designed to contain and ultimately reduce sprawl-inducing developments by helping preserve farmland; and helping establish a community food systems approach no longer entirely dependent on the global food system that has come to dominate food growing, processing, distribution, and consumption patterns around the world.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan Weinstein, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan Weinstein, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Molly Schnoke

In August 2006, Cleveland State University was asked to conduct an initial assessment of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners' Report and Recommendations on Foreclosure that would assist the county in planning for future phases of the project. This report presents the findings of this initial assessment of the first 18 months of the initiative. It documents the process undertaken by the county, assesses the progress made toward reaching goals, identifies successes and concerns, and offers some preliminary recommendations about program operations. It also offers suggestions for a more formal evaluation process going forward


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Kathryn W. Hexter

The foreclosure crisis hit Cuyahoga County earlier and harder than the rest of the nation. The crisis continues to weaken the County’s already weak housing market, as evidenced by declining property values, increasing numbers of vacant and abandoned properties and the continuing high rates of foreclosure filings. In 1999, there were 4,900 residential foreclosure filings in Cuyahoga County. That number doubled to about 10,000 by 2005 and peaked in 2007 at close to 14,000. In 2011, the County had just over 11,000 residential foreclosure filings. In total, an estimated 68,000 homes in the County ...


Provide Safe, Healthy Meal Options, Mark Vallianatos, Moira Beery Dec 2015

Provide Safe, Healthy Meal Options, Mark Vallianatos, Moira Beery

Mark Vallianatos

No abstract provided.


Connecting The Parks To The Community And The Community To The Parks, Andrea Azuma, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Jessica Gudmundson, Amanda Shaffer, Peter Dreier Dec 2015

Connecting The Parks To The Community And The Community To The Parks, Andrea Azuma, Robert Gottlieb, Mark Vallianatos, Jessica Gudmundson, Amanda Shaffer, Peter Dreier

Mark Vallianatos

No abstract provided.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, Interim Evaluation Report January 1, 2009 Through December 31, 2009, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, Interim Evaluation Report January 1, 2009 Through December 31, 2009, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Molly Schnoke

No abstract provided.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Molly Schnoke

The foreclosure crisis hit Cuyahoga County earlier and harder than the rest of the nation. The crisis continues to weaken the County’s already weak housing market, as evidenced by declining property values, increasing numbers of vacant and abandoned properties and the continuing high rates of foreclosure filings. In 1999, there were 4,900 residential foreclosure filings in Cuyahoga County. That number doubled to about 10,000 by 2005 and peaked in 2007 at close to 14,000. In 2011, the County had just over 11,000 residential foreclosure filings. In total, an estimated 68,000 homes in the County ...


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, 2010 Evaluation Report January 1, 2010 Through December 31, 2010, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, 2010 Evaluation Report January 1, 2010 Through December 31, 2010, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Food Justice And Food Retail In Los Angeles, Mark Vallianatos Dec 2015

Food Justice And Food Retail In Los Angeles, Mark Vallianatos

Mark Vallianatos

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Neighborhood Progress, Inc.'S Community Organizing Support Program, Susan Burkholder, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Evaluation Of Neighborhood Progress, Inc.'S Community Organizing Support Program, Susan Burkholder, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

In 1998, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland began a program-related initiative to increase the availability, affordability and quality of permanent, affordable housing units for low-income and underserved families and persons in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. The Affordable Housing Initiative will award approximately six million dollars to community organizations over a five-year period. As part of this initiative, the Foundation funded more than 25 grantees to undertake a variety of non-capital projects. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University was asked to evaluate the overall initiative and the projects of each of the grantees.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: A Pilot Initiative, Interim Report, Alan Weinstein, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke Dec 2015

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: A Pilot Initiative, Interim Report, Alan Weinstein, Kathryn Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Molly Schnoke

The Center for Civic Education and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law released their report, on May 12, 2008. The report, prepared for the Cuyahoga County Board of Commissioners, is an assessment of the County's comprehensive approach to addressing foreclosures on two levels: 1) Making foreclosure proceedings faster and fairer and 2) Creating an early intervention program to help residents prevent foreclosure.


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report, Burke Lakefront Airport, Kathryn Hexter Dec 2015

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report, Burke Lakefront Airport, Kathryn Hexter

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Thinking Outside The Big Box: Food Access, Labor, Landuse, And The Wal-Mart Way, Mark Vallianatos, Amanda Shaffer, Moira Beery, Robert Gottlieb, Abby Wheatley Dec 2015

Thinking Outside The Big Box: Food Access, Labor, Landuse, And The Wal-Mart Way, Mark Vallianatos, Amanda Shaffer, Moira Beery, Robert Gottlieb, Abby Wheatley

Mark Vallianatos

In just four decades, the Wal-Mart Company has transformed the retail sector, infl uenced the way we shop and work and shaped the nation’s rural, suburban and urban communities. Now Wal-Mart Supercenters, vast stores that house full-scale grocery stores within their walls, are beginning to affect the food system. After summarizing Wal-Mart’s labor and land use impacts, this working paper addresses an issue that has received less attention: the implications of the Supercenter model of food retailing on food access. The paper includes an examination of such issues as food selection, pricing and store accessibility, based on a ...


Climate And Shoreline Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn Hexter, Matthew Grabenstein Dec 2015

Climate And Shoreline Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn Hexter, Matthew Grabenstein

Kathryn W. Hexter

On November 7, 2002, the Levin College Forum Program and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and The Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on Climate and Shoreline. The forum was the final in a series of four, intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the more complex issues related to the city’s lakefront planning efforts. It was also part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public attention on development of a comprehensive vision ...


Remix Cleveland- The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Executive Summary, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey Dec 2015

Remix Cleveland- The Cleveland Music Sector And Its Economic Impact - Executive Summary, Iryna Lendel, Sharon Bliss, Candice Clouse, Merissa Piazza, Ziona Austrian, Kathryn Hexter, Renee Constantino, Matthew Hrubey

Kathryn W. Hexter

This study was commissioned by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)as a starting point for gaining a deeper understanding of the different sectors of the Cleveland arts scene in Cuyahoga county. Its objective is to understand the Cleveland Music Sector, delineate its components, learn its dynamics, and assess the economic impact of music events and venues in Cuyahoga county.


Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn Hexter, Edward Hill, Brian Mikelbank, Benjamin Clark, Charles Post Dec 2015

Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn Hexter, Edward Hill, Brian Mikelbank, Benjamin Clark, Charles Post

Kathryn W. Hexter

No abstract provided.


Port Activities Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn Hexter, Matthew Grabenstein Dec 2015

Port Activities Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn Hexter, Matthew Grabenstein

Kathryn W. Hexter

On October 22, 2002, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on the activities of the Port of Cleveland. The forum was the third in a series of four intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the issues related to the plans for the Cleveland lakefront. It was part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public ...