Tony Kuhel

Tony Kuhel

Simply a citizen with interest in trying to understand some of the issues and conversations in the region and to help things move us from conversation into action...together. I am Managing Director for Escalys - a company built around creating what we call Strategic Collaboration and approaches we have been working on for quite a while now. Approaches started in the energy industry and then applied globally to very diverse places (and challenges) such as central Africa and Manhattan...and many in between. I have also been co-founder, inventor, and Executive who started up a technology company in NEOhio - so experience in our real world of getting into action and creating real product and real jobs. I am originally from NEOhio and away for around 20 years...back since 1995 with BP and stayed when they left. Graduate ChemE from Case.

My Recent Activity

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Strengthening Regional Cohesion: Just posted a similar question to the civic commons topic on 'opportunity corridor'...but also...

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?: As the project moves ahead...it would seem civic commons might serve a roll in reflections on...

Strengthening Regional Cohesion

I responded to Robert Rose: A good item, Robert.  Wanted to add some comments to the greater discussion but what struck me in...

Robert Rose

The work has been done for you, follow what has been a proven model. http://www.briem.com/files/LucchinoDisincorporate1.pdf   You just saved $50 million dollars, spend the money leveraging the urban core. Regionalism... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Mark Cassell: ...going along with Mark's comments a few months ago is the recent blog by Angie Schmitt. ...

Mark Cassell

Ok.  I'm very late to this conversation but given the recent announcement by Kasich to fund the highway by taxing those who travel more than 30 miles on the turnpike (i.e. mostly non Ohioans), I thought I throw in my... Continue reading

Other area's reflections

Thought this was an interesting blog...from Brainerd, MN.  As you look this over the similarlity in thinking is what struck me.  The question is whether we really move ahead with the large project and the big dollar...

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Keith Seher: Thanks for this, Keith.  Had seen Angie's item from several sources...there is very good...

Keith Seher

Tony- the Cleveland Foundation program involves NEW cars, and if that seems a little...nuts.... to you, so it should. Angie Schmitt demolishes it here: ... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Anastasia Pantsios: Very good perspectives and comments, Anastasia. Strikes me that there is an important...

Anastasia Pantsios

You mention some things other people have not brought up, Mark, including ideas abou urban transportaion. Many experts have said the increasing focus on cars is unsustainable and needs to be reversed. State spending in... Continue reading

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Mark Cassell: Thought you and Keith had some outstanding inputs and views, Mark.  Likely no one in decision...

Mark Cassell

Ok.  I'm very late to this conversation but given the recent announcement by Kasich to fund the highway by taxing those who travel more than 30 miles on the turnpike (i.e. mostly non Ohioans), I thought I throw in my... Continue reading

Dream Rapid

I responded to Dream Rapid: I particularly like your questions, Christopher.... "Dream Rapid provokes two simple questions:...

What is the Opportunity (Cost) of the Corridor?

I responded to Laura McShane: Great article, thanks for posting link, Laura.  Prompts me to also go back on this discussion to...

Laura McShane

Article in Sunday PD shows how monies allocated in NEO COULD make life better for so many people here: http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2013/05/the_new_indianapolis_cultural.html Not only by encouraging... Continue reading

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