Photo by David Kyle

First EverUrban event

is April 26 in Cleveland


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Word on the street is we’re having a party. It’s true.  After three years of creating land banks, securing demolition money and working to clean and green Ohio’s cities, Thriving Communities Institute is kicking back.  We invite you to our first EverUrban, an evening of neighborhood-inspired food, cool tunes and great conversation as we reflect on the journey from vacancy to vitality – and the challenges we still face.

EverUrban will take place from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Ariel International Center, 1163 E. 40th Street, Cleveland. 


Join us in celebrating our collective successes with an inspiring group of people who are working tirelessly to make Ohio’s cities more vibrant places to live, work and play.  Together, neighborhood groups, urban redevelopment organizations, governments, corporations and residents are cleaning and greening our cities.

Attending the event is your chance to support our work to create cleaner, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods throughout the state. 


Honorary chairman for the event is Jim Rokakis, director of Thriving Communities Institute.  In 2011, Western Reserve Land Conservancy formed Thriving Communities in response to the foreclosure crisis that left thousands of vacant and abandoned homes in its wake.  Since then, Thriving Communities, under the leadership of nationally recognized expert Rokakis, has helped establish county land banks throughout Ohio, secured more than $182 million for demolition of vacant and abandoned homes, started doing vacant property surveys for communities and launched a pilot tree-planting program in Cleveland.


EverUrban is your chance to mingle with others who are making a difference.  Don’t miss it!





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