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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. OSU Kindness Food Insecurity Project

    Nov 4, 2022

    On October 18, Ohio State’s Office of Student Life led an effort of more than 600 volunteers to package 175,000 meals through Kids Around the World. Ohio State students, staff, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and families were involved in the 2-hour packing event at the French Fieldhouse on Ohio State’s Columbus campus.

  2. Urban-Rural Connection Story Collection

    Aug 24, 2022

    OSU Extension is again joining the global community to celebrate Urban October. Ohio’s theme this year is “Celebrating Our Urban-Rural Connections – Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn & Serve.” As we head into Urban October, we want to hear your stories.

    Share Your Urban-Rural Story – 1 image + 100 words

  3. Climate Change Could Cost Ohio Municipalities

    Aug 4, 2022

    Climate Change Could Cost Ohio Municipalities Nearly $6B Annually by 2050.

    Local governments across Ohio will need to increase municipal spending by as much as $5.9 billion annually by midcentury in order to adapt to the challenges of a worsening climate crisis, according to a new study released today by the Ohio Environmental Council, Power A Clean Future Ohio, and Scioto Analysis.