Plain Dealer coverage of Sustainable Cleveland 2019
“The headlines covering Cleveland’s 700-person, three-day AI Summit told the story of an extraordinary event," wrote summit facilitator David Cooperrider in his September 13 Plain Dealer editorial. Indeed, news coverage of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 was extensive and recorded an unprecedented experiment, one that engaged stakeholders from every walk of the city's life and asked them to invent their region's future, to design a green city on a blue lake.
The below stories tell of summit processes, practical outcomes, participants' hopes, and post-summit work. Also below are op-eds from summit host Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cooperrider, and summit participant Charles Michener, former senior editor of the New Yorker and columnist for the New York Observer who wrote that the summit was "like uncorking a giant bottle of Champagne left too long on the shelf and seeing the bubbles explode."
This list will be expanded as post-summit coverage continues.
August 12, 2009:
"Management professor tapped to organize meet" (A8).
"Summit discussion topics to cover a broad range" (A8).
August 13, 2009:
August 14, 2009:
August 15, 2009:
August 18, 2009:
EDITORIAL: "City's parallel, can-do universe" (A5).
August 23, 2009:
EDITORIAL: "Cleveland will be first city to achieve sustainability," by Mayor Frank G. Jackson (G6).
EDITORIAL: "Mayor Jackson pulls off an amazing feat with an exhilarating, idea-sparking summit," by Charles Michener (G6).
August 28, 2009:
"Sustainable Cleveland groups still working on plans" (C2).
September 2, 2009:
September 6, 2009:
"Poll: What are you willing to do to increase sustainability in Greater Cleveland? What do you think local government should do?" (D4).
September 13, 2009:
EDITORIAL: "A green economic engine can drive Cleveland's future," by David Cooperrider (G3).
September 18, 2009: