Cleveland is Great at Talking About its Waterfront

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Here is Cleveland's approach to waterfront development: talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk.

(I just typed "talk" like twenty times before remembering that I could just copy and paste a string of them, by the way.)

True to form, Ideastream hosted a Cleveland Connects community conversation about our waterfront last night in conjunction with the Plain Dealer and PNC bank — more talking! "Sound of Ideas" host Mike McIntyre moderated what turned out to be a discussion with little substance or new information.

Lisa Shroeder, the President and CEO of the Pittsburgh nonprofit development organization Riverlife, delivered the keynote address. The presentation was a self-described "zoom tour" through her organization's multiple riverfront development projects.

She joined Chris Warren (Cleveland's Development Chief), Debbie Berry (University Circle Inc. / Metroparks), Jennifer Coleman (Cleveland Landmarks Commission), and Joe Roman (Greater Cleveland Partnership) on a panel whose members tended to skirt the most pressing concerns.