Center for Community Planning and Development

CCPD Affiliates and Programs


  • Center for Population Dynamics
    The Center for Population Dynamics helps partner organizations competitively position Greater Cleveland for economic and community development through the lens of migration, applied demography and culture.


  • Community Planning Program
    The Community Planning Program, formerly the Countryside Program, has been working since 1996 to promote sustainable urban, suburban, rural and ex-urban development patterns across Ohio.
  • Economic Inclusion Program
    The Greater University Circle (GUC) Economic Inclusion program is the implementation arm of the Greater University Circle initiative. In 2005, the Cleveland Foundation convened the leaders of key anchor institutions, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, the City of Cleveland and other partners to undertake the difficult task of creating “jobs, income and ownership opportunities” for all Greater University Circle residents.
  • Housing Policy Research Program
    Established in 1982, The Housing Research and Policy Program goals are to develop and maintain a database of housing related information, provide reports and analyses of significant housing trends and issues, and undertake and support research that contributes to the field of urban studies and the solution of housing problems in the Cleveland area. 
  • Levin College Forum
    Known as the place "where the community gathers to discuss challenges, create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments", the Levin College Forum Program is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative thinking, new ideas, and timely action addressing critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio. The work of the forum is based on the premise that an informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region's future growth and prosperity. 
  • Unger Program
    The Unger Program serves to support and foster economic and community development  through independent research and civic education and engagement.