LAND studio’s Greg Peckham speaks on Cleveland revitalization August 31

Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio (Photo: Sahar Coston-Hardy)

To kick off Labor Day weekend, LAND studio Executive Director Greg Peckham will discuss investment in urban design as a catalyst for revitalization in Cleveland, Ohio for the 2018 Glenn H. Beyer Memorial Lecture. The talk will begin at 12:20 p.m. on Friday, August 31 in the Milstein Hall auditorium.

LAND studio, a Cleveland-based nonprofit, revitalizes public space through design in collaboration with artists, planners, elected officials, and landscape designers, among others.

A summary of the lecture is reprinted below:

The transformation of Cleveland’s urban landscape has been powered by a unique, more than 30-year collaboration involving the city’s nonprofit, philanthropic, and public sector agencies. Early philanthropic investments in the design of strategic public space projects have raised the bar for civic design and elevated citizen participation in urban planning. Land Studio is Cleveland’s leading nonprofit dedicated to the planning, design, development, and activation of vibrant public spaces across Cleveland. Land plays a critical role as the hinge between world-class artists and designers, civic leaders, grassroots community groups, and elected officials. The organization’s work can be seen in the city’s highest-profile downtown spaces as well as its most struggling neighborhoods. This program will focus on how early investments in design have catalyzed more than $100 million in public spaces that are helping to revitalize all corners of the city.

More information on this and other Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP) lectures can be found here.

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