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Fiscal Review Of The Cleveland Public Library And Scan Of State And National Trends In Library Funding, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kyle Julien, Scott Winograd Jan 2012

Fiscal Review Of The Cleveland Public Library And Scan Of State And National Trends In Library Funding, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kyle Julien, Scott Winograd

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


The Next Steps Toward Consolidating Public Safety Dispatch Centers: Parma, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining, Eugene Kramer, Thomas Cozzens, Claudette Robey, Kevin E. O'Brien, Andrew Batson Jan 2012

The Next Steps Toward Consolidating Public Safety Dispatch Centers: Parma, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining, Eugene Kramer, Thomas Cozzens, Claudette Robey, Kevin E. O'Brien, Andrew Batson

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio Storm Water Training Consortium Strategic Plan: 2012-2014, Claudette Robey Jan 2012

Northeast Ohio Storm Water Training Consortium Strategic Plan: 2012-2014, Claudette Robey

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No abstract provided.


Review Of The Operations Of Bay Village, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Kyle Julien, Scott Winograd, Claudette Robey, James Wyles, Kevin E. O'Brien Jan 2012

Review Of The Operations Of Bay Village, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Kyle Julien, Scott Winograd, Claudette Robey, James Wyles, Kevin E. O'Brien

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No abstract provided.


Consolidated Public Safety Dispatch Centers: Us Case Studies, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining Jan 2011

Consolidated Public Safety Dispatch Centers: Us Case Studies, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining

Urban Publications

This report includes case studies of consolidated dispatch centers in the United States. Each case study includes descriptions of the governing and operating structure, consolidation process, funding and fee structure, and the successes, challenges and lessons learned by each entity. The results suggest that, although the experiences among consolidated dispatch centers varied, the elements that should contribute to a successful transition are strong leadership, communication with affected employees, ability to compromise, consistency in treatment of employees, development of standard operating procedures, stakeholder inclusion, and beginning consolidation with a clear plan that treats all participants as equal partners.


Consolidated Dispatch Center Feasibility Study: Ohio Case Studies, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining Jan 2011

Consolidated Dispatch Center Feasibility Study: Ohio Case Studies, Daila Shimek, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining

Urban Publications

This report describes the outcome of case study research of consolidated dispatch centers in the state of Ohio. Each case study includes descriptions of the governing and operating structure, consolidation process, funding and fee structure, and the successes, challenges, and lessons learned by each entity. The results suggest that while the experiences among consolidated dispatch centers varied, the elements that should contribute to a successful transition are building strong relationships, involving a center director and other stakeholders (including affected employees) in the planning process, having a willingness to compromise, providing training for dispatchers developing of standard operating procedures, and establishing ...


Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Dispatch For The City Of Wooster, City Of Ashland, And Wayne County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining, Thomas Cozzens, Kevin E. O'Brien Jan 2011

Feasibility Study Of Consolidating Public Safety Dispatch For The City Of Wooster, City Of Ashland, And Wayne County, Ohio, Daila Shimek, Eugene Kramer, Patrick Johnson, Scott Winograd, Kimberly Renee Vining, Thomas Cozzens, Kevin E. O'Brien

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Executive Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al. Jan 2010

Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Executive Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al.

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of developing an aerotropolis around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility, notes the needs and expectations of community stakeholders, profiles the challenges and successes of six emerging and potential U.S. aerotropolises, and discusses the operating experiences and challenges of 12 additional U.S. airports. Further, this report describes the demographic and economic aspects of the study cities, and discusses potential target industry opportunities. The findings suggest that it is feasible to develop CLE as an aerotropolis, and that CLE may not ...


Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Technical Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al. Jan 2010

Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Technical Report, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al.

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of developing an aerotropolis around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. The report describes the methodology used to assess the feasibility, notes the needs and expectations of community stakeholders, profiles the challenges and successes of six emerging and potential U.S. aerotropolises, and discusses the operating experiences and challenges of 12 additional U.S. airports. Further, this report describes the demographic and economic aspects of the study cities, and discusses potential target industry opportunities. The findings suggest that it is feasible to develop CLE as an aerotropolis, and that CLE may not ...


Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Appendices, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al. Jan 2010

Assessing The Feasibility Of An Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Appendices, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, James Wyles, Brian A. Mikelbank, Jim Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Et.Al.

Urban Publications

This is a companion report to the full technical report entitled, “Assessing the Feasibility of an Aerotropolis Around Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.” This report contains the supporting documents including interview scripts, focus group protocol, a reference list and glossary, cooperative economic development agreements, airport case studies, a map of physical property characteristics, and endnotes for the appendices.


Feasibility Study: Consolidated Dispatch Center For Police, Fire And Ems Services, Daila Shimek, Ryan Foster, Holly Cooper, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Caitlin Johnson Jan 2009

Feasibility Study: Consolidated Dispatch Center For Police, Fire And Ems Services, Daila Shimek, Ryan Foster, Holly Cooper, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Caitlin Johnson

Urban Publications

This report provides an assessment of the feasibility of consolidation of public safety dispatch for 14 communities in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The findings are that consolidation of dispatch services among the participating communities would reduce staffing costs by an estimated $1.7 million annually. Consolidation of services would reduce the duplication of services and redundant capital projects. Instead of the duplicate purchase of expensive equipment by several communities, the cost of large capital will be distributed over a larger base of beneficiaries. Centralization will reduce the physical blueprint of dispatch operations which in turn should reduce operating costs such as ...


Npdes Storm Water Training: Program: Closing Activity Report, Daila Shimek Oct 2008

Npdes Storm Water Training: Program: Closing Activity Report, Daila Shimek

Urban Publications

This report discusses the outcome and evaluation of the training program conducted by the GLEFC and funded by the Ohio EPA’s Office of Environmental Education.


A Scan Of Attributes In County Government Structure, Kevin O'Brien, Holly Cooper Whisman, Ryan Foster, Melissa Rowe Jan 2008

A Scan Of Attributes In County Government Structure, Kevin O'Brien, Holly Cooper Whisman, Ryan Foster, Melissa Rowe

Urban Publications

This report discusses the outcome of a national scan of models of effective county leadership and operations that might translate into alternative structures for consideration by the Commission on Cuyahoga County Government Reform. The scan produced a number of alternate county organizational structures that utilized several formats for executive, legislative, and administrative roles.


An Analysis Of The Feasibility Of A Joint Economic Development District Between The City Of Brunswick And Hinckley Township, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun, Ryan Foster Jan 2008

An Analysis Of The Feasibility Of A Joint Economic Development District Between The City Of Brunswick And Hinckley Township, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun, Ryan Foster

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Best Practices: Innovative Funding Mechanisms For Financing A Lead Remediation Program, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun, Kara Chernet, Christopher Gollan Jan 2008

Best Practices: Innovative Funding Mechanisms For Financing A Lead Remediation Program, Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun, Kara Chernet, Christopher Gollan

Urban Publications

The elimination of childhood lead poisoning is a national health policy objective to be attained by the year 2010. A full understanding of the poisoning risks that lead poses for young children and infants evolved as more research focused upon its effects. Some of the first warnings of the potential dangers associated with lead began with studies conducted as early as the 1940s and 1950s. Over time, the link between exposure to lead and reduced cognitive function and impulse control in young children was firmly established. Numerous studies since have linked high blood lead levels to serious learning disabilities, lower ...


Comprehensive Study Of Regionalism: Tools For Comparison And Evaluation, George A. Erickcek, Jason M. Preuss, Brad Watts, Claudette Robey, Kevin E. O'Brien Jan 2008

Comprehensive Study Of Regionalism: Tools For Comparison And Evaluation, George A. Erickcek, Jason M. Preuss, Brad Watts, Claudette Robey, Kevin E. O'Brien

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Environmental Finance Center Network Directory, Vivian Tucker Jan 2007

Environmental Finance Center Network Directory, Vivian Tucker

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of The Quality Of Supply And Demand Issues Of Northeast Ohio’S Information And Communications Technology Workforce (Phase Ii), Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun Jan 2007

An Examination Of The Quality Of Supply And Demand Issues Of Northeast Ohio’S Information And Communications Technology Workforce (Phase Ii), Claudette Robey, Daila Shimek, Michael Mcgoun

Urban Publications

This report describes results from research conducted by the Center for Public Management (PM)of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University to gain an understanding of the relationship between the supply and demand sides of Northeast Ohio’s Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) market, and how supply and demand communicate to provide the skilled ICT workers needed by ICT-related employers. Further, the intent of the Phase II research was to gain an understanding of how post-secondary education institutions link to the ICT employers as providers of students to meet market demand.


The Economic Impact Of The Arts And Culture (Ace) As Economic Development Grant Program On The Greater Cleveland Regional Economy, Center For Public Management, Jacob Duritsky Jan 2007

The Economic Impact Of The Arts And Culture (Ace) As Economic Development Grant Program On The Greater Cleveland Regional Economy, Center For Public Management, Jacob Duritsky

Urban Publications

This report describes the results of a REMI simulation conducted to measure the economic impact of the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture as Economic Development (ACE) Grants. The results suggest that the grants have likely contributed to an increase in economic activity in Cuyahoga County.


Northeast Ohio Information Technology Workforce Report, Center For Public Management Jan 2007

Northeast Ohio Information Technology Workforce Report, Center For Public Management

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


You Should Run For Office (Video), Kevin O'Brien, Grace Drake Jan 2006

You Should Run For Office (Video), Kevin O'Brien, Grace Drake

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Best Practices In Land Bank Operation, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Claudette Robey, Christopher Gollan, Matthew Sattler, Jacob Duritsky, Sarah Hudecek Jan 2005

Best Practices In Land Bank Operation, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Claudette Robey, Christopher Gollan, Matthew Sattler, Jacob Duritsky, Sarah Hudecek

Urban Publications

In preparation for the development of a strategic business plan for the City of Cleveland to create an industrial/commercial land bank, the GLFEC conducted a best practices scan that encompassed two phases of primary research. The first phase included a thorough review of more than 41 sources of academic and trade literature on the topics of vacant land utilization and management, land banking, land assembly, and vacant and abandoned property policy. The second phase was a survey of 34 land banks and land redevelopment authorities in the United States. This report summarizes the findings of the research and identifies ...


Team Process Review Of The Accelerated Urban Initiative: Toledo Public Schools, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Larry C. Ledebur, Billie K. Geyer, K. Toth, Michael Mcgoun Jan 2005

Team Process Review Of The Accelerated Urban Initiative: Toledo Public Schools, Kevin O'Brien, Claudette Robey, Larry C. Ledebur, Billie K. Geyer, K. Toth, Michael Mcgoun

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Strategy For The Implementation Of An Industrial Land Bank, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Matthew Sattler, Michael Mcgoun, Jacob Duritsky Jan 2005

Strategy For The Implementation Of An Industrial Land Bank, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Matthew Sattler, Michael Mcgoun, Jacob Duritsky

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The City of Cleveland plans to create a long-term vision for industrial and commercial land reuse in order to better serve the business and neighborhood interests of its citizens. The implementation of an industrial land bank is one critical way in which to fulfill this goal. This study aimed to develop a strategy to aid the city in the operation and management of rehabilitating commercial and industrial properties for reuse. The objectives of the project were to: * Incorporate a strategy understood by senior managers at the city that identifies a broad economic redevelopment vision, especially for brownfields. * Include in the ...


Coastal Training Strategy For The Ohio Lake Erie Basin, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth Jan 2004

Coastal Training Strategy For The Ohio Lake Erie Basin, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth

Urban Publications

An analysis of the market for coastal resources management training in Ohio’s Lake Erie basin identified the challenges faced by coastal decision-makers and the disparities currently existing within this market. The primary challenges identified were in the quality of instruction and in the types of training provided. Disparities indicated were with coordination, equipment and logistical factors, external and internal marketing and promotional assistance, funding, personnel and staff assistance, and legislative and regulatory concerns. These disparities are indications of opportunities to establish partnerships and collaborative networks to facilitate coordinated training initiatives; to re-examine and develop course content and locations to ...


An Assessment Of The Coastal Training Program Needs Of The Anerr Region, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Michael Mcgoun, Michael J. Tevesz Jan 2004

An Assessment Of The Coastal Training Program Needs Of The Anerr Region, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Michael Mcgoun, Michael J. Tevesz

Urban Publications

A series of focus groups were conducted throughout northwest Florida to obtain input from coastal decision-makers into the design and development of a coastal resources management training program for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR). The focus groups were comprised of a cross section of coastal and environmental professionals who make decisions affecting coastal and watershed areas. The focus group decision-makers were primarily employed in the public sector (federal, state, local, governmental, nonprofit, or academic), with nearly half of the participants having between six and 15 years of professional experience.


An Analysis Of The Anerr Coastal Resources Management Training Market, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel Baracskay, Michael Mcgoun, Michael J. Tevesz Jan 2004

An Analysis Of The Anerr Coastal Resources Management Training Market, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel Baracskay, Michael Mcgoun, Michael J. Tevesz

Urban Publications

The market analysis for the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve revealed that there is a diverse body of coastal resources management training providers who offer training in the Florida Panhandle. These organizations are primarily either governmental agencies, or institutions of higher education. Most of them offer this training to various audiences as part of their missions, although a select few offer it as the sole purpose of their organizations.


Trends Analysis Of Coastal Training Programs In The National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Daniel Baracksay, Michael Mcgoun, Wendy A. Kellogg, Michael J. Tevesz Jan 2004

Trends Analysis Of Coastal Training Programs In The National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Kirstin S. Toth, Daniel Baracksay, Michael Mcgoun, Wendy A. Kellogg, Michael J. Tevesz

Urban Publications

The National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) Coastal Training Program (CTP) is a system-wide training program that aims to increase informed decision-making related to coastal resource management at local and regional levels. The CTP serves as the NERRS flagship program for knowledge and information transfer, and provides an effective vehicle to ensure that science-based knowledge and skills get into the hands and minds of those individuals making decisions about the coast on a regular basis in a professional or volunteer capacity. At the local level, Reserve staff conducts intensive planning to develop targeted training programs that complement other training efforts within ...


Coastal Training Program: Advisory Council Protocol, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien Jan 2004

Coastal Training Program: Advisory Council Protocol, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien

Urban Publications

The Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program, and Ohio Sea Grant College Program (the Partners) are developing a comprehensive Coastal Training Program (CTP) to assist Ohio’s coastal decision-makers. The Partners are developing a coordinated and collaborative training strategy and information network that will serve as the framework for local, regional, state, and national coastal resources management training providers.


A Summary Of The Findings Of The Coastal Training Market Analysis, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel Baracskay Jan 2004

A Summary Of The Findings Of The Coastal Training Market Analysis, Claudette Robey, Kevin O'Brien, Daniel Baracskay

Urban Publications

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) is located in Franklin County on the Florida panhandle within the 19,600-square-mile Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint watershed. Spanning more than 246,000 acres, the Reserve includes areas of Franklin, Gulf, Calhoun, and Liberty counties. The Reserve received its designation in 1979, and is a federal/state partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.