By Daniel Polleta, The Land, with introduction/additional reporting by 1812Blockhouse
Across the county, the pandemic has changed the ways in which Americans live and work. In terms of the latter, it has impacted the ways in which traditional central city areas function — providing new opportunities for creative approaches to downtown revitalization.
We recently ran across an interesting post discussing downtown Cleveland’s approach to the pandemic. It comes from “The Land,” a new news startup that, like 1812Blockhouse and Richland Source, is a member of LION Publishers, the country’s foremost consortium of independent online news publications. Downtown Cleveland is, of course, much larger than Mansfield’s — but some of the same factors are at play in both, as is a sense of optimism in both about the future.
We first contacted Jennifer Kime, CEO of Downtown Mansfield, Inc., to find out how downtown Mansfield has been impacted. Jennifer shared the following: More…
Earlier this month, Greater Ohio, the state’s Greater Ohio, the statewide think tank and advocacy center for statewide initiatives on revitalization and sustainable growth, shared a Twitter thread that looked ahead to a policy wish list for 2020.
Several of the items included would have a positive impact on the revitalization of places like Mansfield, which is one of Greater Ohio’s “smaller legacy cities.”
In Greater Ohio parlance, a smaller legacy city is one of 16 in Ohio which have long industrial histories, population loss, and current populations of 30,000 to 250,000. These cities are called “the backbone of Ohio.” More…
According to a Facebook Event post, the 15 Mansfielders involved in a trip to a conference in Austin, Texas will be hosting a public forum next week.
This past week, Greater Ohio, the statewide think tank and advocacy center for statewide initiatives on revitalization and sustainable growth, published a retrospective on its work over the last decade. Greater Ohio’s areas of focus include the following: More…