- GIS | Health & Hazards Lab
- City and Community Studies Initiative
- Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability
In early October of 2010, folks gathered for a research roundtable discussion of race and class in Northeast Ohio. Associate Professor of Sociology Molly Merryman played clips from two of her documentaries, and discussed how this work connects with community engagement. Dave Purcell and Joanna Dreby provided commentary during the event.
In April of 2010, author David Giffels visited the Professors Pub to lead a discussion entitled My City is Not Gone. Yet.: The Responsibility of Writing About One's Place. The talk focused around the notion that “Writers of all types need to embrace the subject of place as a matter of responsibility,” Giffels stated. “The trend toward mass cultural homogenization and the much more recent decay of the local newspaper as a deep chronicler of locales makes it more important than ever for writers, community activists, and scholars to focus on the subject of place."
-How Might it be assessed?
-How does it affect other social and economic factors?
-And how can a community seek to enhance its quality of life at a reasonable cost?