The Competition Organizers and Advisors would like to thank the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition Partners.
Without their support, the Cleveland Design Competition would not be possible. Competition Partners are recognized below.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy. As a private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Institute seeks to inform decision making through education, research, policy evaluation, demonstration projects, and the dissemination of information, policy analysis, and data through our publications, Web site, and other media. By bringing together scholars, practitioners, public officials, policy makers, journalists, and involved citizens, the Lincoln Institute integrates theory and practice and provides a nonpartisan forum for multidisciplinary perspectives on public policy concerning land, both in the U.S. and internationally.
The Bridge Project
The Bridge Project is a community-driven effort to re-open the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge for year-round use as a public space, performance venue, and bicycle/pedestrian connection. A planning study, co-sponsored by the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Engineer’s Office, is underway with a $75,000 grant through the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s Transportation for Liveable Communities Initiative and a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The TLCI planning study will focus on the lower level of the Detroit Superior Bridge and its potential to provide a sheltered connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between Public Square, the Flats, and the city’s west side neighborhoods.
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts, an independent federal agency supporting artists and arts organizations and bringing the arts to all Americans.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
The Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is the combined home of the urban design graduate program at Kent State University and the public service activities of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
The graduate program offers a professional degree in architecture with a focus on urban design, as well as a Master of Urban Design degree for students with a prior professional qualification in a design discipline. Certificate programs are also available.
The CUDC’s professional staff of designers are committed to improving the quality of urban spaces through technical design assistance, research and advocacy. Supported by the Ohio Board of Regents’ Urban University Program, the university and private philanthropy, the CUDC offers architectural and urban design exptertise in the service of urban communities, design professionals, and non-profit and academic partners in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Historic Warehouse District
Ohio City Incorporated
One of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, and perhaps its most ethnically diverse, is Ohio City, a culturally rich community located just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Cleveland. Ohio City is a welcoming place but it has a uniquely gritty, hard working spirit that is reflective of its inhabitants since its founding. In Ohio City we still do things the hard way because its the right way. It is a neighborhood of strength, tradition and quality. Chock-full of historic homes, commercial buildings, new condos and townhouses, and home to over 150 artisan businesses, Ohio City is Cleveland’s Artisan Neighborhood.
American Institute of Architects (AIA) – Cleveland
The Competition Organizers and Advisors would like to extend special thanks to the following who have helped make the 2012 Cleveland Design Competition possible:
Cuyahoga County Engineers Office
Westlake Reed Leskosky