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Tightening the Rust Belt

Richey Piiparinen  |  05/26/10 @ 9:00am  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

The Rebuilding the Cities that Built America Conference last Friday in Youngstown was one of a series of workshops aimed at getting the parochial nature of the Rust Belt out of the way of true regional development. In the past, the neighboring Cleveland-Youngstown-Pittsburgh relationship was more like that of "keeping up with Joneses", in which envy and back-biting served to create...more

Finding Cleveland answers to global concerns

Richey Piiparinen  |  02/15/10 @ 10:45pm  |  Posted in Vibrant cities

Councilman Matt Zone seems to get it; that is, the idea that rather large, head-wrapping issues like national security and global warming can be addressed not only locally, but practically. Speaking to a group of community members recently about his trip to Copenhagen as one of only two representatives of the National League of Cities to attend the UN's conference...more

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