Mike Shafarenko

Director, Civic Commons ideastream

Mike Shafarenko

I'm the Director of Civic Commons ideastream and one of its co-founders.

My Recent Activity

How do we use undeveloped land?

I responded to Susan Helper: Susan, You're right - that figure sounds high! The figure is actually closer to 40% based on...

Susan Helper

This number seems really high to me; could you say more about how it was calculated. Does "undeveloped land" include roads? It just doesn't seem like 70% of the land around here is parks or farmland; are other uses... Continue reading

The Civic Commons. What is this place? What do you want it to be?

I responded to Paul Breitzmann: Paul, That is a really fantastic idea - kind of like civic engagement Meetups! While you may...

Paul Breitzmann

I'd love to see a calendar for upcoming face-to-face conversations in the region. A big challenge I face engaging with issues is that I often don't hear about events until they've already happened. I don't have the time... Continue reading

How do we attract young professional talent?

I responded to Hannah Belsito: This is a great stream of information and thoughts! I wanted to add to my original post that I...

Hannah Belsito

Will, you should check out Cleveland ConneXion at www.clevelandconnexion.org to learn about the MANY YP groups in Cleveland. Additionally, you may be interested in the summer programming offered through (i)Cleveland, a... Continue reading

How do we attract young professional talent?

I responded to Hannah Belsito: And how about YPs working in non-traditional jobs - how do we reach them? In my experience, most...

Hannah Belsito

And how do we reach them? I think it’s easier to reach the YP community because they’re really starting to form around the YP organizations. But I think you’re right-I’ve noticed the YP organizations tend to be more... Continue reading