Jason Segedy

Jason Segedy

Director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Greater Akron. My responsiblities include developing a regional transportation plan; overseeing the expenditure of federal transportation funds; and coordinating transportation improvements and regional planning initiatives with federal, state, and local elected officials.

I'm also a resident of Akron's Wallhaven neighborhood and a huge proponent of both my hometown (Akron) and this entire region.

My Recent Activity

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to What are Sustainable Communities?: There has to be a place in our economy for the traditional blue collar worker that originally...

For the love of Akron

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: One other thing that I love about Akron: The fact that we call the strip of grass between the...

Mike Shafarenko

Post a comment on what you love about Akron!

For the love of Akron

I responded to Ryan Noles: It was a great place to hang out, wasn't it? Good food, character, and character(s). I'm a...

Ryan Noles

man I miss Dodie's, my friends and I used to hang out there at least twice a week

For the love of Akron

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: To name a few: Thursday's Lounge; The Matinee; Luigi's; Swenson's; Emidio's; DeVitis' Italian...

Mike Shafarenko

Post a comment on what you love about Akron!

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Take your time, Nancy. I'm sure that you'll come up with something great! Looking forward to it.

Nancy Reeves

(To both Jason and John) I've been thinking about policies, and have some ideas. Unfortunately my plate has been pretty full this week so my ideas are not yet ready for prime time. I hope to have some time next week to... Continue reading

Come see how we do planning in Akron

I responded to Alex Keleman: We had a great meeting last night. Thank you, Alex, for creating this conversation and getting...

Alex Keleman

AMATS Citizens Involvement Committee takes their annual "summer road trip" out of usual meeting venue to the Akron METRO Intermodal Transit Center next Thursday, August 11 at 7PM. It's a location and agenda of interest... Continue reading

It's the Sprawl, Stupid -- The Budget Buster No One's Talking About

I responded to Angie Schmitt: You've hit on something very important. And I think it is something that just about all of us...

Angie Schmitt

This is kind of fun I think. I am not the only one that hates sprawl. I think there is a very widespread dissatisfaction with the type of communities we've been building for the last few decades. If nothing else, among... Continue reading

Does a skilled manufacturing worker get as much respect as a Starbucks barista?

I responded to Skip Chesterland: I agree that America is one of (if not the) richest and freeest countries in the world, and there...

Skip Chesterland

Communist are always wrong about economies and government. I saw firsthand in communist China the outcomes of the thinking that I heard expressed in this post. History, not revised history, is clear. Free... Continue reading

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to Nancy Reeves: Nancy, you did a great job of speaking to some of the environmental and social elements of...

Nancy Reeves

Hmm. Those are not the definitions would have occurred to me. When I think of sustainability, what comes to my mind is a much broader environmental, social, and economic sustainability: * Minimizing our impact on... Continue reading

What are Sustainable Communities?

I responded to Peter Comings: Peter, could you elaborate a bit more? I think I know what you are driving at, but if you could...

Peter Comings

Sustainability equals adaptability which, to me, seems to demand NOT specializing, whether you draw the circle of community around one city or a region.