News & Events

News & Events

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  1. Revitalization Politics in the Postindustrial City

    May 10, 2016

    The Urban Sustainability Laboratory is hosting a webinar consisting of five experts on urban related research to discuss urban revitalization. For more information, and to RSVP online, go here. 

  2. USDA Introduces New "Urban Agriculture Toolkit"

    May 3, 2016

    The USDA has unveiled its new Urban Agriculture Toolkit. The information in this toolkit is useful in working towards strengthening the health and social fabric of communities while creating economic opportunities for farmers and neighborhoods in urban areas in Ohio and throughout the country. 

    Link for the toolkit

    Link for news release announcing toolkit

  3. Webinar on Latino Demographic Patterns in the US

    May 3, 2016

    There is a seminar on May 4th at 1PM on the demographic patterns on Latinos in the United States. This is a great opportunity as Ohio continues to be a top destination for the Latino population. More information here.

  4. Immigrants and Refugees - A Gain for Ohio

    May 2, 2016

    The immigrant population in Ohio has been continually growing in the urban areas throughout the state. This blog post looks at ways that Extension can positively impact the lives of those who are new to our state. Full article here.

  5. A Case Study for Assisting Food Business & Jobs

    Apr 21, 2016

    A blog post by Brian Raison, covering some of a local foods project being conducted in Columbus. Read the post here.

  6. The Real Challenge of Food Insecurity

    Apr 14, 2016

    A blog post by Mike Hogan on the current state of Columbus' food insecurity that he gave to a class at OSU. Read the post here.

  7. Impact of higher education on large cities

    Apr 5, 2016

    There are higher education institutes located in cities all across the country. A conversation that has become more and more prevalent throughout recent years has been how can these institutions impact the cities that they occupy. For more information, read the OSU Extension in the City blog post here.

  8. Planning Creative Cities: Global Trends, Local Action

    Apr 1, 2016

    Registration is open for the 2016 Barnett Symposium on the Arts and Public Policy, titled "Planning Creative Cities: Global Trends, Local Action," which will take place Wednesday (5/11) and Thursday (5/12). This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and the Knowlton School of Architecture, and will feature leading professionals in several fields. The main event will be hosted at the Columbus Museum of Art. Cost is $50 for general public, $25 for students and free for current Ohio State students.

  9. Urban Green Space Expert to Keynote Tri-State Green Industry Conference

    Mar 21, 2016

    A green space expert spoke in Cincinnati at the Tri-State Green Industry Conference, along with dozens of other relevant speakers. More information here. (Source: CFAES) 

  10. Urban Serving Universities Collaborate to Transform Higher Education, Strengthen Cities

    Mar 21, 2016

    Major universities in cities across the country have joined to spearhead a collaborative effort to build their cities from within. Read article here. (Source: The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities)