Video Podcast Episodes
September 2019: Dr. Ronnie Dunn
In this episode of The Levin Podcast Series, we interview Dr. Ronnie Dunn, Interim Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State, and Associate Professor at the Levin College. Today, Dr. Dunn discusses how he has changed racial bias in policing.
August 2019: Dr. Beth Nagy
In this episode of The Levin Podcast Series, we interview Dr. Beth Nagy, Assistant Lecturer of Planning Practice. She explains her career path from planning to lecturer.
July 2019: Rob Ziol
In this episode of The Levin Podcast Series, we interview Rob Ziol, Director, Center for Public & Nonprofit Management. He explains how his center is helping link our students to the community, and helping shape the future leaders of Cleveland.
May/June 2019: Dr. Roland V. Anglin, Kristen Blazek, and Erykah Betterson
This Levin podcast features Kristen Blazek, Coordinator of Student Recruitment, Dr. Roland V. Anglin, Levin College Dean and Professor, and Erykah Betterson, Levin Environmental Studies and Urban Studies/Regional Planning student.
All videos are available on the Levin College YouTube channel.
The 2nd Annual Norman Krumholz Future of Urban Planning Lecture Series Equity Planning in the Divided City: The Gentrification Conundrum
Equity planning emerged in the 1970s when the urban crisis was at its peak. Suburbanization and deindustrialization were draining cities. Equity planners worked to help those who were left behind. Times have changed. The forces of re-urbanization are gaining strength. The creative knowledge economy is clustering in cities -- bringing with it the urban gentry. Gentrification presents a conundrum for equity planners: it is bringing badly needed investment and residents into cities but at the same time it threatens to displace low-income families by raising rents. How should equity planners respond? The key is to understand that we live in an age of simultaneous de-urbanization and re-urbanization – decentralization and recentralization. We cannot understand one without the other and it is the job of equity planners to link the two.
“Legacy Cities: Continuity and Change Amid Decline and Revival” Book Release Forum
Legacy cities, also commonly referred to as shrinking, or post-industrial cities, are places that have experienced sustained population loss and economic contraction. In the United States, legacy cities are those that are largely within the Rust Belt that thrived during the first half of the 20th century. In the second half of the century, these cities declined in economic power and population leaving a legacy of housing stock, warehouse districts, and infrastructure that is ripe for revitalization. This volume explores not only the commonalities across legacy cities in terms of industrial heritage and population decline, but also their differences. Legacy Cities poses the questions: What are the legacies of legacy cities? How do these legacies drive contemporary urban policy, planning and decision-making? And, what are the prospects for the future of these cities? Contributors primarily focus on Cleveland, Ohio, but all Rust Belt cities are discussed.
Womens Leadership Series: Navigating Transition: Embracing The Journey
Participants approached the concept of navigating professional transition as female leaders while supporting, empowering, and learning from one another. The event included a panel discussion, a resume review, a breakout session on leveraging LinkedIn, networking, as well as a brief coaching sessions with job search coach Sue Nelson.