Designing a Better Cleveland -- Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Page from Designing A Better Cleveland booklet by Steven Litt, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Steven Litt, the architecture and art writer for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, gave a set of talks on Designing A Better Cleveland. The talks were converted into a downloadable booklet, with these sections:
• What is Good Design?
• The Present Moment in Cleveland
• Building Blocks of the Built Environment
• The Role of the Civil Engineer
• Walkability as a Performance Standard
• A Continuing Battle
• The Value of a Can of Paint
• Choosing a Designer
• Civic Engagement
• Design Review
• Civic Virtue
• The Role of Elected Officials
• The Role of Cultural and Educational Institutions
• What Can You Do?
It's very brief, and more meant to be a starting off point. While it does have sections on sustainability, civil engineering (traffic), and walkability, I'd argue another page or two on transportation and transit was definitely in order, plus historic preservation.
But it's a good overview of what we need to be concerned about when we consider land use and real estate development issues in our communities.