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OSU Urban Engagement

Extension’s strategic approach to Ohio’s urban influence and urban-suburban-rural interdependencies.

Strengthening Connections Along the Urban-Rural Continuum, Strengthens Ohio
With a presence in all Ohio communities, OSU Extension continues to advance engagement with rural, suburban, and urban Ohioans. Shifts in demographic characteristics and community conditions requires unique strategies to bring people and ideas together in ways that are relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

Ohio’s Distinct Urban Influence
With 11.8 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the nation. More than 50% of Ohio residents live in 10 of the 88 counties. Ohio has six cities with populations of more than 100,000. Only 12 other states have more cities of this size. What to know more about urban influence?

OSU Extension – Perfect Match for the City
As a Land-Grant, Urban Serving, Carnegie Engaged University, Ohio State addresses Ohio’s urban influence and connections along the urban-rural continuum. 

For more information, take a look at this page for stories about urban Extension in Ohio or checkout the highlights section.


News

  1. Kirwan Biweekly Virtual Forum Spring 2022 Series

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity starts up their Spring 2022 Virtual Forum Series on February 3. The 75-minute webinars are held every other Thursday through April 28. The first session on February 3 is titled "No Struggle, No Progress: Social Justice Organizing in the 21st Century." All forums are virtual and will be recorded.

  2. Celebrating Ohio Cities

    Oct 29, 2021

    During the month of October Ohio State University Extension celebrated “Urban October,” a worldwide campaign the United Nations launched to focus on the opportunities and challenges created by the fast rate of change in cities. The theme of Ohio’s monthlong campaign was “Celebrating Ohio Cities—Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve.” This was OSU Extension’s first year participating in Urban October.

  3. Ohio State Packs, Delivers Meals to Fight Food Insecurity

    Oct 29, 2021

    Some 188,300 meals were packed and delivered to families in northeast Ohio last week as part of an effort by more than 500 volunteers from The Ohio State University who joined 200 community organization partners to fight food insecurity in Ohio. Follow this link to learn more.