Lee ChilcoteFounder and Editor
Lee Chilcote is editor of The Land. Lee is a writer and journalist. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt, Planning, Land and People and other publications. Before founding The Land, Lee was a founder and executive director of Literary Cleveland, an organization whose mission is to “help writers and readers explore other voices and discover their own—creating a vital, diverse and supportive literary community in Northeast Ohio.”
One of the more intractable problems facing manufacturers is the mismatch between the location of jobs and where entry-level workers live. Many low-income and Black workers live in Cleveland and don’t own cars, but many jobs are in the suburbs, far from public transportation.
The seeds for GardenWalk Cleveland were planted in 2010 when founders Jan Kious and Bobbi Reichtell visited its namesake, GardenWalk Buffalo, a free, self-guided tour of more than 400 urban residential gardens. They enjoyed it so much they decided to bring it here.
Analysis: City of Cleveland is quietly blocking citizen planning efforts for safer, bike-friendly streetsThe long-envisioned Lorain Avenue Cycle Track may not happen at all, or if it does, it could be so watered down as to hardly resemble the original, bold vision.