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Less than eight months after Hurricane Harvey pelted the Texas Gulf Coast with torrential rainfall, drought has returned to Texas and other parts of the West, Southwest, and Southeast, rekindling old worries for residents who dealt with earlier waves of dry spells and once again forcing state governments to reckon with how to keep the water flowing. Follow this link to read the complete story. Sourced from Governing
MetroLab's Innovation of the Month series highlights how a team at The Ohio State University, along with the city of Columbus and private companies, is using smart, connected tech to help the blind and visually impaired. Follow this link to read the complete story. Sourced from GovTech
The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, in cooperation with the OSU Office of Energy and Environment and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, offers the third event in their Spring 2018 series on Water and Cities: Green Infrastructure in an Era of Climate Change. On April 17, they will host Prof. William Hunt, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished University Professor and Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prof. Hunt is one of the nation’s leading experts on green infrastructure and stormwater management, a crucial issue for the future of cities like Columbus. Join CURA and William Hunt for lunch and a roundtable discussion on April 17 at 12-1:30 p.m., in 1116 Derby Hall. This discussion is primarily targeted towards (but not limited to) graduate students and faculty with interests in urban hydrology, green infrastructure, ecosystem services and sustainability/resilience. The discussion and lunch are free but space is limited! Please RSVP:
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A USDA Forest Service study projects that urban land in Lower 48 states will more than double between 2010 and 2060, which will affect forest and agricultural lands that are being converted to urban uses as well as expand the importance of urban forests in relation to environmental quality and human well-being. Follow this link to read the complete article. Sourced from USDA Forest Service

More lower-income households have access to cars now than they did before the Great Recession. That’s good news for their access to jobs, but it may cause cities to rethink their assumptions about transportation. Follow this link for the complete story.

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Register now for the 2018 CFAES Urban Agricultural Adventure. All CFAES faculty, staff, and students are welcome! Urban Argricultural Adventure Trip 2018 Flyer Saturday, April 14, 2018 Departing from Columbus at 8:00 a.m. (returning at 6:30 p.m.) Departing from Wooster at 9:30 a.m. (returning at 5:00 p.m.) This trip includes tours of various Cleveland area farms, along with a visit to Rid-All Green partnership and The West Side Market. Transportation (for both Wooster and Columbus) is provided, along with continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Click here to register. Sourced from CFAES Information for Faculty & Staff

Turns out, the answer isn’t either-or. Rather, it’s a question with 80 million answers. If you live in Chicago and spend time on any of the big social media sites, you may notice some rather unusual ads: streaming commercials telling you that if you’re a millennial, you should pack up and move to Wisconsin. Follow this link to read the complete article.

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