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The association of Cleveland, Ohio with the presence of crime has been an ongoing topic of conversation for both residents and non-residents for many years. In Cleveland, some neighborhoods have a bad reputation of being dangerous areas because of foreclosures, high vacancy rates, and other housing and demographic information. Oftentimes, some neighborhoods that are viewed as unsafe because of their perceived high amounts of crime are not as unsafe as perceived when data is presented. Another problem that is noticed about crime in Cleveland neighborhoods is its lack of availability and detail. While there are maps that analyze crime in the Cleveland area, most maps do not show the most detailed scale of analysis, which is through Census block groups. Additionally, there are few maps available that display crime as current as 2010. This paper will detect hot and cold spots in Cleveland neighborhoods using crime data from the Cleveland Police Department via NEO CANDO. Taking it a step further, this paper will also look at the outliers that are near or within those hot and cold spot clusters. Identifying where these outliers are located and in which Cleveland neighborhood will be critical for conducting further research and analysis for showing crime. Using the Census block groups instead of a less detailed boundary files such as Census tracts will allow for more data to be clustered for the hotspot analysis. The Census block group data can also be used to establish where the outliers of crime types are in Cleveland neighborhoods.
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Students: Sheri Bontrager, Pete Farina and Jason Russell
Our project briefly touches on several areas throughout Cleveland that could be improved in order to make it more competitive. We recognized that although there are many issues in need of attention, we do not have the perfect answer to solve the problems. Therefore, we considered the current and future projects in place for downtown Cleveland as well as the many venerable assets. Thus, we are establishing our recommendation accordingly.
By: Christine Zuniga
eCohousing Cleveland derives its name from two elements: cohousing and its ecofriendly development potential. Cohousing is a Europen-inspired intentional community composed of privately owned individual housing units and a shared common house, with a condominium ownership structure. Cohousing provides a great model for environmentally friendly, green building because it is a clustered infill development located in walking distance to amenities, employment and public transportation.