What we heard in Cleveland

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Recorded and edited by Richard Allen

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Eric Wobser is the Executive Director of Ohio City Inc.–something of a BIA for this west end neighbourhood of Cleveland. Ohio City was actually incorporated as it’s own municipality days before Cleveland was. Ohio City was annexed to the City of Cleveland in 1854. Eric led us through a walkabout of the neighbourhood which has grown into a shopping and arts district much like James North in Hamilton. As well, the area has a number of condo and housing projects under development.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Ohio City Walkabout with Eric Wobser by Urbanicity #Hamont on Mixcloud

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Rickie Piiparinen is a senior research associate and writer at Ohio State University in Cleveland. Piiparinen assisted in the walkabout tour of Ohio City, as well as took up on a bus tour of the west side of the city where we saw some of the lakefront, his old house, and neighbourhoods that have been revitalized by a growing number of artists and entrepreneurs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Cleveland Bus Tour with Richey Piiparinen by Urbanicity #Hamont on Mixcloud

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]David Barnett is a reporter and producer for NPR (National Public Radio). One of his many notable works documenting Cleveland was a one-hour program called “Downtown”, which can be watched here. Barenett joined us on the bus to discover some of the roots near the riverside in Downtown Cleveland, all the way to the east side of the city, where they have suffered from a foreclosure crisis.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Cleveland Bus Tour with David Barnett by Urbanicity #Hamont on Mixcloud


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