Levin College Forum

Levin College Forum ProgramKnown as the place "where the community gathers to discuss challenges, create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments," the Levin College Forum Program is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative thinking, new ideas, and timely action addressing critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio. Since its inception in 1998, the Forum has tackled a broad range of civic issues including the lakefront plan, economic growth and development, affordable housing, immigration, education, the convention center, poverty, race and sustainable development. The work of the forum is based on the premise that an informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region's future growth and prosperity. The public deliberation that takes place at the Forums is intended to educate, inspire and engage.

In 2005, the Forum was recognized by Northern Ohio Live as "a springboard for economic and social progress throughout the region" and in 2003 received the national CivicMind award for its Millennium Program, which worked with area high school students to introduce them to careers in public service.

Recent and Upcoming Forums
12/1/17 In Service: Saving the World - A luncheon panel discussion moderated by Dean Roland Anglin
11/15/17 The Making of Modern Atlanta Featuring Author Andrea Young
11/07/17 Elections Have Consequences: Why Policy Matters for our Students and Community
11/01/17 The Urban Forest in America's Cities: Connecting People and Nature Featuring Author Jill Jonnes
10/26/17 City Planning in Cleveland: Fifty Years Since Carl Stokes
10/19/17 Universities, Cities, and Urban Higher Education in America
9/12/17 Everyone Deserves to Live in an “Opportunity Neighborhood”: Pursuing Racial and Regional Equity in the American Metropolis

Location & Parking

The Forum is located in Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Building on the Cleveland State University campus. View a map.


Levin College
Street Address
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115  

Mailing Address
Forum Program
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115 

Levin College
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Special event parking is no longer available in the 17th Street garage.