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A new initiative to combine the expertise of Cleveland city officials and UT students got underway with a meeting Monday. Cleveland was chosen to take part in the inaugural year of a new program called the Smart Communities Initiative that will allow students to work with city officials and create proposals on ways to address city planning concerns.

Beginning this fall, students and faculty will begin looking at ways to address everything from transportation needs to tourism in Cleveland. By the end of each semester, the university’s goal is for the students to have created proposals they can present to the city to be considered for real-life implementation.

Read the full article at the Cleveland Daily Banner.