Akron Community Reports and Studies

Akron Recreation Bureau Community Needs Survey & Strategic Plan

Akron Recreation Bureau

December 2018

A survey to determine citizen perceptions of Akron recreational programs and address needs.



Downtown Akron Vision + Redevelopment Plan

Downtown Akron Partnership/City of Akron

March 2018

A 10-year-plan for the continued improvement of the city’s urban core.



Market Value Analysis of Akron

Invest Health:  Strategies for Healthier Cities

March 2017

A project of the Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Reinvestment Fund is a national non-profit focused on building wealth and opportunity for low-income communities and low and moderate income individuals.  In May, 2016, it announced along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation it had selected Akron to take part in a new initiative.  It produced a Market Value Analysis of Akron, providing public officials and the private sector the information to help promote sustainable growth.



On the Table-Impact Report

April 2018

In October of 2017, the Akron Community Foundation was a convener of a citywide conversation, bringing thousands of people together across the city to share a meal and have a conversation about meaningful ideas with the goal of strengthening the community.  The impact of that day was analyzed in this report.



Planning to Grow Akron

February 2017

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan’s administration examined the city’s existing housing stock, providing a framework to develop strategies for growth and investment in the city’s neighborhoods.



Summit County Health Improvement Plan

February 2018

A collaborative effort lead by Summit County Public Health to identify the most pressing issues affecting the county’s residents and assemble a plan to address those issues over a three-year period.



2016:  The Year-in–Review

Akron Summit County Visitors Bureau

A summary of the impact of tourism on Akron and Summit County in 2016



Creating Measurable Community Impact
Akron Community Foundation
February 2015

For its 60th anniversary, the Akron Community Foundation partnered with the Center for Community Solutions to identify the critical quality of life issues currently facing Summit County as well as the challenges ahead.  The report documented the community’s condition in each key area, making it possible to track progress in these area.