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Help old white guys

By: Daryl Rowland

As I listened to speakers at the latest installment of the Economic Inclusion Forum held at the Idea Center last week, I was struck with how thoughtful, simple and practicable many of the ideas were. The United States has been...

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Cleveland can do this...I want to see the lakefront!

By: Taryn Gress

Since moving to Cleveland, the use of the lakefront is a conversation I have at least monthly. I currently work with and have worked with people who want to see a better Cleveland that is more attractive to the outside world. We...

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Place really does matter

By: Emily Cole

Yesterday the Civic Commons team (Dan, Mike, Jason, Daryl, Taryn, and I) and around 250 of our closest friends attended a free community engagement workshop in Akron. The Knight Foundation sponsored the event and it’s part of...

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Under the bridge downtown

By: Dan Moulthrop

It was a terrible song, even if you were a devoted fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But that's beside the point. Under a certain bridge in downtown Cleveland is a tremendous opportunity, a chance to do something phenomenal,...

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For the love of Akron

By: Mike Shafarenko

Break out your Sharpies and keyboards, people.  The Civic Commons will be collecting citizen suggestions on what they love about Akron -- the hidden gems, the well-known icons, anything that makes Akron special. (Yes, you can...

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