News & Events

News & Events

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  1. U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development Partners with Ohio State for Conference on “Expanding the Circle”

    Jun 6, 2017

    U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development Partners with Ohio State  for Conference on “Expanding the Circle”

  2. EPN Breakfast, Program, and Walking Tour - June 8, 2017

    May 23, 2017

    Valuing Urban Landscapes
    The Ravines of Clintonville
  3. 2016 Extension in the City Highlights Report

    May 10, 2017

    Did you know that more than half of Ohio residents live in 10 of the 88 counties? Ohio has six cities with populations of more than 100,000. Ohio is also home to more than 75,000 farms across nearly 14 million acres. 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 require unique strategies to bring people and ideas together.

  4. Ohio Land Exchange Workshop

    May 9, 2017

    The Ohio Land Exchange is an action-research project that seeks to test the feasibility of a new collaborative site-planning framework, in which community groups and other stakeholders jointly develop and design new approaches to vacant land reuse in cities with high levels of vacant and abandoned land. Lima was the first city in Ohio in which this new framework has been tested.

  5. JHSE Urban Extension Issue Available

    May 5, 2017

    The June 2017 issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is now available online (Volume 5, Number 2). To access it, visit and select the Current Issue tab. Dr. Julie Fox was the guest editor of this JHSE issue which focuses on urban Extension. Articles build upon the National Urban Extension Framework, published in 2015 by the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL), and decades of applicable insight.

  6. Webinar - What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like

    Apr 20, 2017

    What Urban Transformation Really Looks Like For One Older Industrial Legacy City

    On April 26 at 1-2 p.m. EDT, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Lev Gonick, Chief Executive Officer of DigitalC.

  7. The New Urban Crisis by Dr. Richard Florida

    Mar 29, 2017

    Dr. Richard Florida is the speaker for the Spring 2017 Discovery Themes Lecture about his upcoming book The New Urban Crisis. The lecture takes place on April 19 at Mershon Auditorium on OSU's main campus. The event is free and open to the public. Live stream will also be available to those with Ohio State credentials (name.#). For additional details including registration go to

  8. Julie Fox Guest Editor of Metropolitan Universities Journal

    Mar 17, 2017

    Julie Fox, Director of Extension in the City and the Central Region of Ohio State University Extension, was guest editor of the latest issue of Metropolitan Universities, Vol. 28.1, "Urban Food Networks." The journal is a publication of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), an organization devoted to serving and connecting the world’s urban and metropolitan universities and their partners.

  9. 4-H Grilling and Beyond: WeGrill

    May 13, 2016

    WeGrill is a program that builds up relationships within families and communities around grilling. This blog post showcases an instance in Canton, Ohio. Read the post here. 

  10. Upcoming Smart City Related Webinars

    May 11, 2016

      Webinar: Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Cities