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DEBATING DEBATES

Another great thread unfolds on the Observation Deck:The First Mayoral Debate of the Lakewood Observer. (As always, the Lakewood Observer project in Lakewood, Ohio, is one of the truly innovative experiments in civic engagement, intelligence and journalism going on in … Continue reading

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FOLK ANTHROPOLOGY

Lakewood Ohio’s Visionary Alignment often finds its grip on the Observation Deck of the Lakewood Observer, the city’s all volunteer community newspaper. A thread there, unfolding since May 12, Race, Courage and the Future of Lakewood exemplifies the spirit of … Continue reading

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OPEN EYE IN LAKEWOOD

I had occasion to contribute some thoughts to the Observation Deck of the Lakewood (Ohio) Observer, a all-volunteer, community newspaper. I was briefly and memorably involved in early efforts to develop civic intelligence there. Lakewood remains one of those special … Continue reading

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URBAN VELOCITY

Where The Sidewalk Ends Behavioral psychology’s unexpected lesson for urban design (Linda Baker) [excerpts] “The idea of this street is that it’s designed like a public square but it’s open to traffic,” said Ellen Vanderslice, a project manager for the … Continue reading

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NUMERO UNO

The Lakewood Public Library has returned to the top ranking (pdf) of American libraries in its class. And, it scored #2 among all libraries in Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings for 2006. It is my favorite library. I like what … Continue reading

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CITY THAT KNEW ITSELF BETTER THAN ANY OTHER

Today. 4pm. The Lakewood Public Library Future Tools Series …presenting a galvanizing vision for the pursuit of transformative knowledge via the exploration of everyday urban life. Then, during the main course of the program, participants will offer their own ideas … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO THE CITY

The Lakewood Public Library Future Tools Series announcement@ Listening to the City Experiential Learning and Civic Transformation A month of presentations, workshops, and discussions presented by Frank A. Mills (Urban Paradoxes) and Stephen Calhoun (squareONE:experiential toolmakers) The programs are free … Continue reading

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OBS, SNAKEDANCER & THE TEAM

Congressperson Sherrod Brown’s GrowOhio.org featuresThinker of the Week: Jim O’Bryan and Ken Warren, the dynamic duo spearheading The Lakewood Observer. Great article with good pictures that do both the project and these two fine guys justice. This is a “post-professional … Continue reading

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I AND EYE

Tony Felice (Cronosys.com), Ken Warren (Lakewood Observer/dir. Lakewood Public library), Ed Morrison, and me, met for 3+ hours on August 15th. The purpose was to learn about Morrison’s I Open paradigm for collaborative, open source economic development. (Notwithstanding my intuitive … Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT THE DOING

Ed Morrison, whom I have never met, yet is a glowing spot on my radar screen, will be presenting a program in the land of The Lakewood Observer July 26. I-Open Tuesday July 26, Lakewood Public Library, 6:00PM – 8:00PM … Continue reading

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I OPENING IN LAKEWOOD

Ed Morrison, whom I have never met, yet is a glowing spot on my radar screen, will be presenting a program in the land of The Lakewood Observer July 26. I-Open Tuesday July 26, Lakewood Public Library, 6:00PM – 8:00PM … Continue reading

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THE ONLY THING IS ALL YOU NEED

Recently, I’m under the spell of goings on in the economic development flux of Cleveland and brewedfreshdaily has provided a stylish foil. (I do wish george would restore me to the blog roll.) This is in the context of a … Continue reading

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NOT ON BROADWAY

Sorry, comments are in fact turned on. The In-Box broils a bit due to my my earlier controversial post. Accused of not knowing the other side or anything about Weatherhead internal politics, I admit t’is so. I also note better … Continue reading

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HEADS ROLL TO A BETTER BODY

I’ve been following the local controversy over the canning of Ed Morrison at CWRU-Weatherhead’s REI. I’ve never met Mr. Morrison, and have few contacts with the homie smart mob for whom Morrison was a central figure and maven. Yet, thank … Continue reading

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LAKEWOOD LIBERATES ITSELF

Meanwhile…over Lakewood way, I’m involved as advisor, facilitator, and writer in the Lakewood Observer project. As an east sider with one foot planted in Lakewood, I like to believe myself to be the observer of the Observer. The crew of … Continue reading

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TEACH THE OLD DOG ANYWAY

Cleveland, Ohio, (post-modernized to be “NEO”) is where I’m at. It’s a region slogging through its post-industrial dark night: post-industrial, ambivalent, self-deprecating, unfashionable, fragmented, and liminal. It’s neither old or new age, nor is it progressive or regressive. NEOland is … Continue reading

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