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Foreign Migration To The Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Metropolitan Area From 1995 To 2000, Mark Salling, Ellen Cyran Dec 2005

Foreign Migration To The Cleveland-Akron-Lorain Metropolitan Area From 1995 To 2000, Mark Salling, Ellen Cyran

Urban Publications

This report is one of a series on migration to and from the region using the five percent Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) of the 2000 Census of Population and Housing and provides a description of foreign migrants moving to the Cleveland-Akron-Lorain (CAL) Consolidated Metropolitan Area (CMSA) from 1995 to 2000.* The report identifies the countries of origin of migrants and compares the demographic, socioeconomic, and housing characteristics of the foreign migrants to the CAL with other groups, including foreign migrants to Ohio and the nation, and, at times, to domestic migrants to and from the CAL.


Self-Help Support Groups: Choices In Participation Among Women Facing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Sle), Maria A. Pfeifer Dec 2005

Self-Help Support Groups: Choices In Participation Among Women Facing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Sle), Maria A. Pfeifer

Dissertations and Theses

This research study explored the experiences of 19 women who had been diagnosed with, or were still seeking the diagnosis of SLE (lupus) and their decisions regarding support group participation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variety of factors influencing their choices in types and sources of support, their coping strategies and the reasons behind their decisions to either choose or not choose lupus support groups as a viable support resource. Those women identified as support groups attendees recalled a more emotion-focused response to their diagnosis and showed stronger reliance on seeking emotional forms of support. Conversely ...


The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2004, Robert Sadowski Dec 2005

The Nasa Glenn Research Center: An Economic Impact Study Fiscal Year 2004, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

The John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field (Glenn) is one of 10 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Centers. Glenn is situated on 350 acres adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Its physical plant includes over 150 buildings that contain a unique collection of world-class test facilities. Glenn also includes the 6,400-acre Plum Brook Station near Sandusky, Ohio, 50 miles west of Cleveland. It specializes in large-scale tests that would be hazardous within the confines of the main campus.


Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon Dec 2005

Transforming Our Regional Economy, Ziona Austrian, Ed Morrison, Laszio Kozmon

Urban Publications

This strategic action plan focuses on the future of Cuyahoga County and sets forth a roadmap to build a more prosperous economy. It is not the only road map available to us, and we can certainly improve upon it. But, it is a roadmap that is practical, one that we can begin using today. We have set out initiatives that can and should be implemented.


An Exploratory Study Of Neighborhood Choices Among Moving To Opportunity Participants In Baltimore, Maryland: The Influence Of Housing Search Assistance, James X. Bembry, Donald F. Norris Dec 2005

An Exploratory Study Of Neighborhood Choices Among Moving To Opportunity Participants In Baltimore, Maryland: The Influence Of Housing Search Assistance, James X. Bembry, Donald F. Norris

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

This study examined the neighborhood choices of 150 families who participated in the Moving To Opportunity Program (MTO) in Baltimore, Maryland. The MTO program, utilizing an experimental design, provided intensive housing search and counseling services to the experimental subjects. This study found that the counseling services were instrumental in altering the subject's cognitive maps, and they were more likely to move to neighborhoods that were more racially integrated, safer, and, also, had higher levels of satisfaction with their new neighborhood. The authors conclude that the MTO program in Baltimore represents a clear case of public policy that, at least ...


Curbing Industrial Decline Or Thwarting Redevelopment, Center For Economic Development Nov 2005

Curbing Industrial Decline Or Thwarting Redevelopment, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Occupation Analysis For The Greater Cleveland Area, Jun Koo Sep 2005

Occupation Analysis For The Greater Cleveland Area, Jun Koo

Urban Publications

Occupation is an important aspect of regional economy; it has been forgotten, however, in most studies of regional economies. We developed a set of benchmark occupation clusters that share similar knowledge and skills and examined the Cleveland metropolitan area based on the derived occupation clusters.


Revisiting Invasion-Succession: Social Relations In A Gentrifying Neighborhood, Lynda Franks Sep 2005

Revisiting Invasion-Succession: Social Relations In A Gentrifying Neighborhood, Lynda Franks

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis examines the social relationships of different residents in a gentrifying neighborhood in Northeast Portland, Oregon. It examines theoretical tenants in the social identity tradition to understand social change in terms of the impact of neighborhood change on the day-to-day interactions of individuals in a gentrifying neighborhood by exploring the ways in which different members of that neighborhood define and describe the terms “neighborhood”, “neighbor”, and “neighborly behavior”.

Intergroup neighboring research posits two outcomes of neighborhood change on interactions between old and new neighbors, one of conflict, the other of cooperation. The conflict perspective proposes that, in situations where ...


Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University Aug 2005

Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the first product of an ongoing project focused on the existence of and prospects for Cascadia. The document is organized into three main sections. In section one we consider Cascadia from an economic point of view using the cluster model developed by Michael Porter and others. In section two we look at the Cascadia through the lens afforded by high speed rail. In the third section we revisit the questions that launched this study, and discuss the next steps. For those you new to Cascadia, we append some basic background information on the ...


Religious Schools: For Spirit, (F)Or Nation, Lily Kong Aug 2005

Religious Schools: For Spirit, (F)Or Nation, Lily Kong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In this paper I draw attention to the study of 'unofficially sacred' sites in geographies of religion, which provide significant insights into the construction of religious identity and community, and the intersections of sacred and secular. I show that such sites deserve as much attention as places of worship (the more conventional focus in the geographical study of religion) in our understanding of the place of religion in contemporary urban society. In particular, using the case of Islamic religious schools in Singapore, I examine how Muslim identities and community are negotiated within multicultural and multireligious contexts, and particularly within one ...


Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel Aug 2005

Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Analysis: A Working Paper In Support Of Global Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Roadmap Initiative, Ziona Austrian, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This report presents the results of a study of manufacturing activities in Northeast Ohio (NEO). The report’s purpose is to provide an understanding of recent trends in regional manufacturing industries in the context of longer-term trends and the national economy.


Beachwood's Economy: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel, Ziona Austrian Aug 2005

Beachwood's Economy: Analytical Report, Iryna Lendel, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jul 2005

Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


The Pabstcity Redevelopment Project: Inflated Projections And Dubious Economic Assumptions, Center For Economic Development, Marc V. Levine Jun 2005

The Pabstcity Redevelopment Project: Inflated Projections And Dubious Economic Assumptions, Center For Economic Development, Marc V. Levine

Center for Economic Development Publications

No abstract provided.


Theories Of Urban Poverty And Implications For Public Housing Policy, Alexandra M. Curley Jun 2005

Theories Of Urban Poverty And Implications For Public Housing Policy, Alexandra M. Curley

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Urban poverty has been the subject of sociological and political debate for more than a century. In this article I examine theories of urban poverty and their place in American housing policy. I first discuss theories that have arisen out of the sociological and policy discourse on urban poverty and the research that supports and challenges these theories. I then review current public housing initiatives and discuss the impact of these theories on current housing policy.


Lake Hospital System: An Economic Impact Study, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian Jun 2005

Lake Hospital System: An Economic Impact Study, Robert Sadowski, Ziona Austrian

Urban Publications

Since its establishment in 1902, Lake Hospital System (LHS) has been a community-based, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive healthcare services to the residents of Lake, eastern Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties. Today, LHS is the largest employer in Lake County, with 500 physicians and over 2,400 healthcare professionals working in seven facilities.


Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko May 2005

Examining The Basis For Change In Clark County Non-Conforming Zone Change Process, Was It Needed?, Maria D. Kaseko

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study reviews Clark County's non-conforming zone change process from 1990 to 2002. A non-conforming zone change, sometimes known as a non-conforming zone boundary amendment is a proposed request that is not within the range of residential densities and/or non-residential intensities indicated on the applicable land use plan map, master plan, or concept plan. This research explores and examines two questions raised by the Clark County's new implementation plan, which was approved in April 2003 to amend the non-conforming zone change process. 1) Clark County assumed there was a public perception that non-conforming zone changes were being ...


Stormwater Utility Fees: Considerations & Options For Interlocal Stormwater Working Group (Iswg), New England Environmental Finance Center May 2005

Stormwater Utility Fees: Considerations & Options For Interlocal Stormwater Working Group (Iswg), New England Environmental Finance Center

Water

Stormwater utilities are a concept whose time seems to have arrived. Established by relatively few communities in the 1970s as a method of funding flood control measures, stormwater utilities now exist in over 400 municipalities and counties throughout the United States. During the next 10 years, their numbers are expected to swell dramatically – by one estimate to over 2,000 by the year 2014.

The reasons for this growth are multifold. Federal stormwater regulations passed in the 1980s (Phase I of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program, or NPDES), motivated many larger communities to seek alternative funding sources and ...


Employment Centers In The Akron, Cleveland And Youngstown Metropolitan Areas, Robert Sadowski May 2005

Employment Centers In The Akron, Cleveland And Youngstown Metropolitan Areas, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

What is an employment center? McMillen (2003) defines an employment center as a “concentration of firms large enough to have significant effects on the overall spatial distribution of population, employment, and land prices.” Bogart (1998) sees employment centers as a collection of small open economies in a metropolitan area that specialize and trade with each other. Technically speaking, an employment center is a geographic area that exceeds a threshold employment density (employees per square mile) and a threshold employment level.


Regional Economic Indicators: Affordability And Quality Of Life, Iryna Lendel May 2005

Regional Economic Indicators: Affordability And Quality Of Life, Iryna Lendel

Urban Publications

This study aims to contrast affordability and quality of life as factors of attraction and retention of workforce and businesses in Northeast Ohio’s metro areas with comparable regions across the country. The study is limited to reliable and available data for 36 metropolitan areas from 27 states. As presented, this study serves two purposes: it allows us to compare Cleveland to other metro areas in selected indicators,1 and it creates a valuable database of variables and indicators on affordability and quality of life in 36 metro areas.


Fragmentation, Sprawl And Economic Development., Grigoriy V. Ardashev 1973- May 2005

Fragmentation, Sprawl And Economic Development., Grigoriy V. Ardashev 1973-

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Fragmentation of governments and urban sprawl has been a subject of debate for a considerable time. The discussion often centers on whether space (sprawl) and politics (fragmentation) make a difference in the economic development of metropolitan areas. The hypothesis was set to follow the argument of polycentric school of thought on the organization of metropolitan governance. It was expected that competitive local public economies would be beneficial to the economic performance of the regions. Regarding the effect of sprawl, the study assumed that following the lines of free-market defense of sprawl it would be positively associated with economic performance of ...


A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison May 2005

A Strategy For Growing The Ohio Aerospace & Defense Industry, Jack Kleinhenz, Ziona Austrian, Robert Sadowski, Ed Morrison

Urban Publications

This report provides a strategic framework to guide the activities of the Ohio Aerospace and Defense Advisory Council (OADCAC). The OADAC provides advice to the Governor. Although OADAC does not have operational authority, the OADAC plays an important role in shaping and aligning State policy toward the aerospace and defense industries.


Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach Apr 2005

Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White Apr 2005

A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White

Urban Design Workshop

These words speak to the condition of the blocks bounded by SW 4th and SW 5th Avenues, I-405 and Market Street in the south end of Downtown Portland, Oregon. Yet, this corridor holds the potential for knitting the east boundary of Portland State University with the South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area, providing critical east-west linkages between the campus and the waterfront, and accommodating a confluence of current and planned transit lines. These blocks contain the development energy to build upon existing and evolving "pulse points", initiate activity areas that would add to the vitality and variety of the University District ...


A Road As A Route And Place: The Evolution And Transformation Of The Arroyo Seco Parkway, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Robert Gottlieb Apr 2005

A Road As A Route And Place: The Evolution And Transformation Of The Arroyo Seco Parkway, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Land Value Taxation: Persuasive Theory But Practically Difficult, Tom Dunne Apr 2005

Land Value Taxation: Persuasive Theory But Practically Difficult, Tom Dunne

Articles

While the theoretical case for Land Value Taxation is regarded as being very persuasive, most people looking closely at the idea form the view that the practical difficulties of introducing it into an established modern economy are compelling. Nevertheless, in Europe and America the ideas put forward by George continue to influence many people discussing issues around land use planning, urban development and methods of funding infrastructure and local government.


Identifying Robust, Parsimonious Neighborhood Indicators, George Galster, Chris Hayes, Jennifer Johnson Mar 2005

Identifying Robust, Parsimonious Neighborhood Indicators, George Galster, Chris Hayes, Jennifer Johnson

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Research Publications

Identifying a few indicators that summarily tracked key dimensions of neighborhoods would be invaluable for neighborhood monitoring and measuring impacts of interventions. Our goal is to search empirically for such robust, parsimonious indicators. In five cities we analyze the interrelationships among a broad set of census tract indicators related to: mortgage market activity; home prices; jobs and firms; demographic, socio-economic, and housing stock characteristics; crime; and public assistance and health. Through factor analysis we identify four to six neighborhood dimensions among these indicators that are common across cities. Using regression we identify a parsimonious number of indicators that are inexpensive ...


Traditional Regional Economic Indicators, Robert Sadowski Feb 2005

Traditional Regional Economic Indicators, Robert Sadowski

Urban Publications

This report is the second in a series from the Center for Economic Development (Center) at Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs as part of its regional economic indicators project.1 The project’s objective is to provide a comprehensive benchmarking of Greater Cleveland’s economy against other metropolitan areas across the nation. To achieve this objective, the Center is planning to analyze a broad set of economic indicators in several themes to construct a broad-based economic profile of the region. This will allow for an objective determination of areas in which Cleveland and northeast ...


Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer Jan 2005

Keep Moving Forward, Keep Moving Left, Robert Gottlieb, Regina Freer

Regina Freer

No abstract provided.


Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jan 2005

Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.