Hope for the City 2018

Hope for the City

10th Annual Spring Symposium
“Cleveland: A City of Neighborhoods”

February 28, March 7, March 14, and March 21
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM




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When you think of any of the great cities of the world, you think of the neighborhoods that give that city its unique identity. With locations like Slavic Village, Tremont, and Ohio City, Cleveland is no different… but – as citizens – what can we do to make them better?

Find out at the 10th annual Hope for the City symposium!

Presented by the Old Stone Church, this series tackles local challenges through engaging discussions by community leaders as well as experts in architecture, economic development, public transportation, and more.


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February 28, 2018


It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood???: The View from Downtown Cleveland
Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano
Senior Pastor, Old Stone Church; Citizen, Urbanist, Theologian

March 7, 2018


Slavic Village: Creating the Model for Legacy City Neighborhoods
Chris Alvarado
Executive Director, Slavic Village Development

March 14, 2018


Cleveland’s Vital Neighborhoods and Hope for Their Future
Mayor Frank G. Jackson

City of Cleveland

March 21, 2018


Peace Begins with Truth: The Moral Imperative to Build Community and Race Relations in Cleveland, Ohio and Beyond
Dr. Imani M. Scott, Ph.D

Consultant, Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Professor of Communication, Savannah College of Art & Design



Hope for the City Past Speakers and Videos


David J. Nowak, Ph.D; Mark Kingwell, Ph.D, DFA; Natalie Ronayne; Clement W. Hamilton, Ph.D


Joseph Calabrese, Dr. Jarrett Walker, David Jurca, Grace Gallucci


Dr. Robert T. Heath, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Erin Huber


Lee Fisher, Diana Balmori


Jeff Speck, Ann Zoller, Gregory Peckham, Jennifer Coleman, Anthony Coyne


Rebecca Dingle, Monica Robins, Eileen Sheil, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Colette Jones

Other past speakers

2011: David Johnson, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Felton Thomas, Jr., Tom Einhouse, Joseph Marinucci 2010: Sr. Donna Wilhelm, The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Rev. Dr. Kenneth Chalker, Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle 2009: Chris Ronayne, Rev. Dr. R. Mark Giuliano, Joe Cimperman, Terry Egger, Natalie Ronayne, Mayor Frank Jackson