Levin Forum

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Forum ProgramKnown as the place "where the community gathers to discuss challenges, create opportunities, and celebrate accomplishments," the Levin Forum is a catalyst for thoughtful public debate, innovative thinking, and timely action addressing critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio. Since its inception in 1998, the Levin Forum has examined a broad range of civic issues including economic growth and development, equity and inclusion, workforce and talent development, sustainable urban development, health and wealth disparities, affordable housing, legacy cities, regionalism, transit and mobility, public technology and innovation, and education. The work of the Levin Forum is based on the premise that an informed and engaged citizenry is a valuable asset for the region's future growth and prosperity. The public deliberation that takes place through our Levin Forum program is intended to educate, inspire, and engage.

In 2005, the Levin Forum was recognized by Northern Ohio Live as "a springboard for economic and social progress throughout the region" and in 2003 received the national CivicMind award for its Millennium Program, which worked with area high school students to introduce them to careers in public service.

Recent Levin Forums

For a comprehensive listing of upcoming Levin Forums and related events, please see the College Calendar. For a listing of all past events, please visit our Calendar Archive. Additionally, recordings of Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs events and podcasts are available on the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs YouTube channel.

11/1/22 Sustainable Development Goals: A Roadmap for Collective Impact
6/24/22 Resetting the Table: Building an Educational Ecosystem to Fuel Growth in Cleveland's Economy
2/28/22 Resetting the Table: Creating an Urban Equity Agenda
2/17/22 Communicating Scholarly Ideas in the Digital Age 
Location and Directions

The Levin Forum is located at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs (Glickman-Miller Hall) on the Cleveland State University campus. View a map.


Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
Street Address
Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115  

Mailing Address
Forum Program
Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
2121 Euclid Avenue, UR348
Cleveland, OH 44115 

Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs
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