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Levin College hosts community forum, April 10

Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs will host a national panel of experts to discuss how we can make cities smarter and more responsive to the citizens they serve. The community forum will highlight the use of data, technology, the growing Internet of Things and innovative public policies to digitally transform the urban ecosystem and improve environmental, financial, economic, and social outcomes.

It will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the Levin College’s Roberta Steinbacher Atrium, 1717 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

The event will feature leading local and national figures in technology development and urban policy. Panelists will include:

  • Dorothy Baunach, interim chief executive, DigitalC
  • Ronn Richard, chief executive officer, Cleveland Foundation
  • Nigamanth Sridhar, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, CSU
  • Ruthbea Yesner, vice president for smart cities and government insights, International Data Corp.
  • Mark Zannoni, research director for smart cities & transportation, International Data Corp.
  • Nicholas C. Zingale, associate professor of public administration, CSU

For more information on the event or to learn about upcoming community forums sponsored by the Levin College, visit