Monday, February 18, 2008

Endorsement Questions

This has been sent to the Democrat candidates for the 10th Congressional District:

18 February 2008

Joe Cimperman
Barbara Ferris
Dennis Kucinich
Thomas O’Grady
Rosemary Palmer

From: Blog on the City (

RE: Blog on the City Endorsements for the Democratic Primary 10th Congressional District


Blog on the City, a local Cleveland architecture, urban design, and landscape blog, is looking to make endorsements for the March 4 primaries. We are part of the greater Cleveland Design City Network (, an aggregator of all known Cleveland architecture + urban design blog sites which frequently comment on our region’s design endeavors.

We are interested in your approaches, ideas, and notions about the built environment and how our built environment can sustain and re-invigorate our city and our region. We define the built environment as any transportation infrastructure, buildings, housing, parks, etc. As our representative in Congress, you will have the power + influence to garner appropriations, write legislation, and advocate for projects that could improve Cleveland and the region. What will you do to improve our urbanisms?

We will be making our endorsements based on your thoughts and your responses to these various questions:

What is your favorite local building + why?
In your opinion, what is the most successful urban space in the city of Cleveland + why?
Should Public Square be redesigned?
What is your position on the West Shoreway proposal?
How would you utilize Cleveland’s lakefront?
What is your position on the Innerbelt Bridge re-alignment?
How would you improve the inner-ring suburbs of Parma, Lakewood, etc.?
If you could re-design downtown Cleveland, what changes would you make?

We thank you in anticipation of your participation.

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