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New Approaches to Complex Urban Problems. Georgine Welo, Mayor, City of South Euclid Scott Lynch, Councilman, City of Euclid Jim Rokakis, Vice-President of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Director of the Thriving Communities Institute. $406 Million 27,000.

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New Approaches to Complex Urban Problems

Georgine Welo, Mayor, City of South Euclid

Scott Lynch, Councilman, City of Euclid

Jim Rokakis, Vice-President of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy

and Director of the Thriving Communities Institute


$406 Million 27,000


We can’t go on this way.


The inner-ring suburbs of Cleveland have become ground zero in the region’s foreclosure crisis.

Bedford, Bedford Heights, Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland, Euclid, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights, Lakewood, Maple Heights, Parma, Parma Heights, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, University Heights and Warrensville Heights


ATA: POPULATION AND HOUSING UNITS

2010 CUYAHOGA COUNTY POPULATION

2010 CUYAHOGA COUNTY HOUSING UNITS

Source: US Census


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION……..


Bus, Car, Bicycle or Walk…


First Suburbs = Quality Places


Housing is our industry.

As goes housing, so goes our region.


In 2011, the delinquent residential property taxes in FSC communities totaled $48,766,090.


Cuyahoga’s Losses to Adjacent Counties 2004-2009

36,000 equals a Westlake – in five years


Of the total number of people living below the poverty line in Cuyahoga County.31% live in FSC Communities.57% live in the City of Cleveland.12% live in the rest of the County.


Key Challenges We Face

  • Vacant & blighted houses

  • Growth of rentals

  • Growth of poverty

  • Erosion of residential tax base

  • Reduced resources


Innovation is the way forward.


To attract and retain residents we have to create vibrant communities.


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