David Jurca, Cleveland, OH

Associate Director, Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative

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David Jurca is the Associate Director at the CUDC, where his work integrates professional practice, research, and teaching. David advances the CUDC's various advocacy initiatives and spearheads efforts to develop effective public engagement techniques. In 2013, David launched COLDSCAPES.org, an initiative to spur creative design in winter cities. He also co-founded Design Diversity, an initiative to promote people of color in architecture and design professions in Northeast Ohio. Appointed Assistant Professor of Urban Design at KSU’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, David teaches graduate studios, community charrettes, and advises MUD capstone projects. He also taught the Designing Urban Green Spaces course at Case Western Reserve University. David serves on Cleveland’s Near West Design Review Committee and volunteers for a number of organizations dedicated to community service. He has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University and received his M.Arch from Kent State University.

  • Urban design

  • Tactical urbanism

  • Activating vacant lots / vacant spaces


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