Instant CityRapid Revitalization in CLEMichael Fleming, AICPSt Clair Superior Development Corp
st clair superior!
downtown!university circle!st clair superior!
midtownst clair superior!☹
Why the “next” neighborhood?
phở row!asiatown!
really?
Mike TrivisonnoCleveland’s WTAM 1100
lake-viewsheep-view
Get people to likewhere they live.
© 2013 Google
bereacleveland!☹
Build on your assets.
slovenian populationcleveland: 70,000ljubljana: 280,000
loves his job
me
shot-ski
still loves his job
not feeling it
not idealplace forbells
Vacancy is opportunity.
cost of renovation: $11,500
cost of renovation: $11,500cost of demolition: $8 to $10,000
Create vibrant streets.
Retail ReadyRe-envisioning the St. Clair Avenue Business District
vibrancy!
Don’t forget the arts.
plastic bottlesupcycled intoflowers
washers andassorted vinylnecklace
old magazinesturned into apurse
vinyl recordscut into shapeof ohio!
February 9th, 2013A Saturday at 3:00 PM
February 23rd, 2013A Saturday at 3:00 PM
Instant CityRapid Revitalization in CLEMichael Fleming, AICPSt Clair Superior Development Corpmfleming@stclairsuperior.org
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE
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While studying International Relations at Boston University, Michael Fleming found himself moving up the ranks in his night job as a chef, ultimately becoming the executive chef for two restaurants in the Boston area. He would continue this work for almost a decade, studying, teaching and cooking Spanish Cuisine in Madrid followed by a chef position at a boutique hotel in South Beach.
With his return to the U.S., Michael looked at the condition of many American cities’ urban cores, with high vacancy rates and suburban sprawl, and didn’t understand why everyone wasn’t living in the center. After many trips during his cooking years back to his hometown of Cleveland, Michael decided to make the move in 2004 in order to be a part of the city’s revival. He has been a resident of Ohio City ever since, at one point converting a 19th Century “Odd Fellows” hall into residences with his family. He still has no idea why everyone doesn’t live in the city, but to his credit he is able to make a clear argument for urban dwelling as a result.
In 2011, Michael received his Masters of Urban Planning, Design and Development at Cleveland State University while working at MidTown Cleveland, Inc. In 2012, he accepted the position of Executive Director of St Clair Superior Development Corporation. Michael and his team have since worked tirelessly to build a dynamic neighborhood around the many assets within their service area, stretching between East 30th and Martin Luther King Drive, and from Payne and Superior avenues north to Lake Erie. He is currently working on UrbanUpcycle – a comprehensive arts-based strategy that will show how creative reuse can lift an entire East Side neighborhood. UrbanUpcycle is a 2013 finalist for grant funding from the national ArtPlace program.
Michael currently sits on the board of directors for Project Learn, the adult literacy organization, and for Bike Cleveland, the city’s primary advocate for the cycling community.
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  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • 1st Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Winter FestivalWHEN: February 23rd, 2013 TIME: 1-6 PM – Parade begins at 1PMWHERE: Slovenian National Home 6409 St Clair Ave, Cleveland 44103http://clevelandkurentovanje.com for more details!
  • Instant City Rapid Revitalization in CLE: Michael Fleming at TEDxCLE

    1. 1. Instant CityRapid Revitalization in CLEMichael Fleming, AICPSt Clair Superior Development Corp
    2. 2. st clair superior!
    3. 3. downtown!university circle!st clair superior!
    4. 4. midtownst clair superior!☹
    5. 5. Why the “next” neighborhood?
    6. 6. phở row!asiatown!
    7. 7. really?
    8. 8. Mike TrivisonnoCleveland’s WTAM 1100
    9. 9. lake-viewsheep-view
    10. 10. Get people to likewhere they live.
    11. 11. © 2013 Google
    12. 12. bereacleveland!☹
    13. 13. Build on your assets.
    14. 14. slovenian populationcleveland: 70,000ljubljana: 280,000
    15. 15. loves his job
    16. 16. me
    17. 17. shot-ski
    18. 18. still loves his job
    19. 19. not feeling it
    20. 20. not idealplace forbells
    21. 21. Vacancy is opportunity.
    22. 22. cost of renovation: $11,500
    23. 23. cost of renovation: $11,500cost of demolition: $8 to $10,000
    24. 24. Create vibrant streets.
    25. 25. Retail ReadyRe-envisioning the St. Clair Avenue Business District
    26. 26. vibrancy!
    27. 27. Don’t forget the arts.
    28. 28. plastic bottlesupcycled intoflowers
    29. 29. washers andassorted vinylnecklace
    30. 30. old magazinesturned into apurse
    31. 31. vinyl recordscut into shapeof ohio!
    32. 32. February 9th, 2013A Saturday at 3:00 PM
    33. 33. February 23rd, 2013A Saturday at 3:00 PM
    34. 34. Instant CityRapid Revitalization in CLEMichael Fleming, AICPSt Clair Superior Development Corpmfleming@stclairsuperior.org

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