Ohio's Unique Urban/Metro Dynamics
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
OSU Extension in the City is a statewide team of university and community partners working in Ohio's most populated cities through research-based education, leadership, and collaboration on programs that are locally relevant, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. With 11.5 million residents, Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the nation and presents unique urban-suburban-rural interdependencies. Linkages include movement of people, resources, goods, capital and other social transactions (Tacoli, 1998). More than half of Ohio residents live in 10 of the state’s 88 counties, and many others travel to cities for work and recreation. Ohio’s largest cities and counties bring complex opportunities and challenges due to population density and the diversity of residents, labor force, community partners, and visitors. OSU Extension has a rich history in Ohio cities and continues to address today’s priorities, while engaging in research to prepare for the future. As part of the OSU College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension is the university’s community-based front door to the knowledge, expertise and resources of The Ohio State University.