Another redesign of Cleveland’s Public Square is being discussed as part of a greater plan that would rehabilitate and revitalize public spaces across Northeast Ohio. As anyone who has been around Cleveland for a while (or viewed our Euclid Corridor History kiosks) know, this has been an ongoing dialogue for decades and would not be the first redesign of the space, though it could potentially be the most impactful.
Architect Jerry Payto on the history and possible redesign of Public Square [MP3]
For a brief overview of Public Square history, check out the kiosk web view and visit Public Square at the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. For more information about the history and plan, including photo and textual descriptions, see Redesigning Cleveland at the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Transforming Public Spaces Across Ohio at WCPN.org and Re-Imagining Cleveland’s Public Square at Cleveland.com
CSU is hosting a forum tonight (Thursday January 21, 2010) at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium. The event, Transforming Public Square: Three Strategies for Enhancing Cleveland’s Civic Core, will feature James Corner, noted urban designer and landscape architect with James Corner Field Operations and the Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Three competing designs for Public Square will be presented and openly discussed. The forum is free and open to the public, but registration is required.