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Key Reports

Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans, Engaged Scholarship, March, 2018

The Healing Economy: An Economic Development Framework for Cleveland, Engaged Scholarship, January, 2018

Center for Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief September 2017: Repopulating Cleveland from the Inside Out, Engaged Scholarship, September, 2017

Preparing for Growth: An Emerging Neighborhood Market Analysis Commissioned by Mayor Frank G. Jackson for the City of Cleveland, Engaged Scholarship, May, 2017

Center for Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief January 2017: Transportation’s Role in the Economic Restructuring of Cleveland, Engaged Scholarship, January, 2017

Center for Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief July 2016: Population Loss and Development Trends in Cleveland, Engaged Scholarship, July, 2016

Center for Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief July 2016: Population Loss and Development Trends in Cleveland, Engaged Scholarship, July, 2016

Downtown Cleveland: The Dynamic Engine of a Talent-Driven Economy, Engaged Scholarship, May, 2016

Cleveland Works: Employment Trends, 2014 to 2015, Engaged Scholarship, March, 2016

The Fifth Migration: A Study of Cleveland Millennials, Engaged Scholarship, January, 2016

Center for Population Dynamics Quarterly Brief: A Reason to Be- The "Upskilling" of Cleveland's Workforce, Engaged Scholarship, October, 2015

Mapping Adult Migration in Cleveland, Ohio, Engaged Scholarship, June, 2015

From Metal to Minds: Economic Restructuring in the Rust Belt, Engaged Scholarship, April, 2015

Cleveland: A High-Skilled Immigrant Destination, Engaged Scholarship, January, 2015

A Newer Geography of Jobs: Where Workers with Advanced Degrees Are Concentrating the Fastest, September, 2014

Ranking America’s Top Young Adult Labor Forces: A Rust Belt Rising? Engaged Scholarship, August, 2014

Globalizing Cleveland: A Path Forward, Engaged Scholarship, May, 2014

From Balkanized Cleveland to Global Cleveland: A White Paper, Engaged Scholarship, March, 2014

Essays and Editorials

The Cracks in the Melting Pot, City Lab, November, 2017

Carl B. Stokes' historic 1967 Cleveland mayoral win left a 50-year legacy, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November, 2017

The Wrong Way to Grow a City, City Lab, May, 2017

'Smart Decline' Is Dumb, City Lab, March, 2017

The Rust Belt “Comeback”: To What?, Huffington Post, February, 2017

A Little Strategy can go a long way in the Land's Neighborhoods, Cleveland Magazine, November, 2016

Personal View: Economic growth, not population growth, will drive Cleveland's comeback, Crain's Cleveland, September, 2016

Cleveland’s Divide Is America’s Division, Huffington Post, July, 2016

Sorry, Your City is Not the Next Silicon Valley, Huffington Post, March, 2016

White Coats, Cleveland Magazine, March, 2016

Cleveland's future - reaching beyond the distress: Richey Piiparinen, Cleveland Plain Dealer, March, 2016

Renaissance Fair, December, 2015

No Need to Knock, Cleveland Magazine, April, 2015

A tale of two Clevelands, editorial in Cleveland Plain Dealer, April, 2015

The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead, The Daily Beast, December, 2014

Your reality of the Rust Belt is out of date, Crain’s Cleveland, December, 2014

Makers Mark, Cleveland Magazine, December, 2014

Cleveland's brain drain hysteria breeds bad policy, Crain’s Cleveland, October, 2014

The Newer Geography of Jobs: A Rise of the Rest?, Crain’s Cleveland, October, 2014

America's Top Young Adult Workforces: A Rust Belt Rebirth? essay in Huffington Post, August, 2014

Cleveland, LeBron, and the Evolution of Collective Shame, essay in Huffington Post, July, 2014

Cleveland Battles Rust Belt Stereotypes in Bid for the GOP Convention
, essay in Huffington Post, July, 2014

The Ugly City Beautiful - A Policy Analysis
, Engaged Scholarship, June, 2014

Visualizing Cleveland's future without 'rust-colored' glasses
, editorial in Cleveland Plain Dealer, June, 2014

Population Growth as the Cure for the Incredible Shrinking City? A Research Editorial
, Engaged Scholarship, May, 2014

The remake by the lake
, editorial in Cleveland Plain Dealer, April, 2014

Sorry, Neil, Rust Does in Fact Sleep
, essay in Huffington Post, Feb., 2014

Cleveland sings a new Rust Belt tune
, editorial in Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb., 2014


Press and Expert Commentary

In Cleveland, Health Tech Brings Hopes of Economic, Human Development Healthcare Analytics News, February 2018

Could 'big data' help Cleveland reduce health disparities - and create jobs?, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 2018

CSU report advises Cleveland to invest public money in East Side neighborhoods, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 2017

Jobs doubled along Euclid Avenue after completion of HealthLine: CSU study, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 2017

Crowning The King: LeBron James is Sports Illustrated's 2016 Sportsperson of the Year, Sports Illustrated, December 2016

Trump's Rust Belt, The Atlantic CITYLAB, November 11, 2016

Cleveland can grow if it meets rising demand for housing and keeps millennials in town: CSU study, Cleveland Plain Dealer, July, 2016

How are millennials leaving their mark on the Rust Belt?, PBS Newshour, July, 2016

It's time to retire tired talk about the "Rust Belt", CBS Marketwatch, July, 2016

Why it will be hard to make Cleveland great again, CBC, July, 2016

Trump Wins Republican Nomination, BBC Business Matters, July, 2016

Influx of Younger, Wealthier Residents Transforms U.S. Cities, Wall Street Journal, June, 2016

Downtown Cleveland grows, but study shows urban revival has a long way to go, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May, 2016

Cleveland ranks 8th in U.S. in growth rate of college-educated millennials, study says, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January, 2016

Millennial Migration to Cleveland, Sound of Ideas, August, 2015

Cleveland’s immigrant advantage: the huddled masses are brilliant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January, 2015

Rust Belt revival, Globe and Mail, January, 2015

Cleveland’s Growing Pains: From Balkanized to Globalized, Speech at the City Club of Cleveland, Ideastream, November, 2014

Numbers Game, Inside Business, November, 2014

America’s Smartest Cities, Forbes, November, 2014

How Elon Musk Can Make Buffalo Known for More Than Wings? Bloomberg, November, 2014

Hometown hero or new star? ESPN The Magazine, October, 2014

Cleveland is making progress in attracting highly skilled young people: editorial, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August, 2014

Cleveland's young adult workforce ranks among the brightest in America, study finds, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August, 2014

The people designing your cities don’t care what you want. They’re planning for hipsters. Washington Post, August, 2014

Cleveland has been on the rebound even before LeBron James news, Los Angeles Times, July, 2014

What's the key to turning around Rust Belt cities? Los Angeles Times, July, 2014

Shaking Off The Rust: Cleveland Workforce Gets Younger And Smarter, Forbes, June, 2014

Cleveland Brain Gain, WCPN Sound of Ideas, June, 2014

How To Grow Cleveland With A Global Perspective, WCPN All Things Considered, May, 2014

Global Cleveland wants to reverse the city's population decline: editorial, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May, 2014

Unexpected brain gain boosts Cleveland toward new economy, study finds, Cleveland Plain Dealer, April, 2014

The numbers show it: Cleveland actually experiencing 'brain gain', WKYC, April, 2014

Cleveland's "trouble-making" demographer gets a center to plot the region's growth: The Mix, Cleveland Plain Dealer, March, 2014

Editorial Agenda 2014: Fixing the fundamentals to add jobs, vitality, economic muscle and brainpower in Greater Cleveland: editorial, Cleveland Plain Dealer, February, 2014

New people, new cultures = renewed Cleveland: editorial, Cleveland Plain Dealer, December, 2013

Global cities are prosperous cities; researchers say Cleveland must welcome the world, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November, 2013