Steve Litt is a native of New York with more than 30 years experience as a journalist specializing in art, architecture and urban development. Steve joined The Plain Dealer in 1991 after moving north from Raleigh, N.C., where he worked for The News and Observer newspaper. He is a regular guest on public radio, WPCN 90.3FM and television, WVIZ and contributes to ARTnews magazine and other national publications including Metropolis, Architectural Record and Planning, the magazine of the American Planning Association. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in art from Brown University and a master’s degree from the School of Journalism at Columbia University, and is completing a master’s degree in city planning at Cleveland State University. Since 2004 he has been named Best Critic in Ohio seven times by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and The Cleveland Press Club. In 2010, Steve was awarded the Robert Bergman Prize of the Cleveland Arts Prize, given to community leaders dedicated to a democratic vision of the arts. Steve lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Rosalie, and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth.
Update: Mr. Litt will address Repositioning Northeast Ohio’s Cities. Steve says, “Our region has been given up as a lost cause, but cities are rebounding because of changing demographics, a new interest in urban living, new financing tools and a rising emphasis on sustainability. Yet the region still faces immense challenges from the inefficient pattern of sprawl encouraged by the interstate highways. What role should architects play in this changing landscape?
Location: Kent State University|Dinner: 306ABC – 3rd floor
Program: Kiva, 1st floor Student Center
Time: 5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:00 – Program
DEADLINE TO RSVP – October 3, 2012
Cost: AIA Akron members included in 2012 dues.
Non-members of AIA Akron and guests – $25, to be paid in advance of meeting by October 5.
Payment may be made by credit card, contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788.
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