More than ever, cities and metro areas matter for America’s future says Amy Liu, vice president and director of Brookings Metro. They are at the forefront of demographic change, innovation, competitiveness, adaptation to climate change, and more. Follow this link to the podcast and transcript.
The National Urban Extension Leaders are proud to present the 2022 National Urban Extension Conference hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Camden, New Jersey (part of the Camden-Philadelphia metro area).
The Urban Food Systems (UFS) Symposium is pleased to offer up to $500 travel awards for up to 25 UFS educators to attend 2022 UFSS. The scholarships can cover registration and other travel costs. Priority will be given to applicants from the North Central Region.
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) invites proposals for its Annual Conference, The Essential Role of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, October 23–26, 2022 in San Diego. The conference invites participants to consider the essential role urban and metropolitan universities play in leading a recovery grounded in community, equity, and innovation. Proposals due March 25.
On March 4, 2022, at noon, join Dr. Vivek Shandas for the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) second Choosing Our Climate Legacy: Priorities for a More Equitable and Resilient Ohio speaker series event. Dr Shandas will speak about "Situating Climate Adaptation Measures within Historic Disinvestments in Urban Neighborhoods: The Pitfalls and Promises of Preparing Communities for a Warmer Planet."
For Black History Month, Rob Isner with OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County has created a presentation titled "Black STEM Stars." The 30-minute presentation can be shared by any instructor who takes time to review it. The PowerPoint contains bilingual slides (English/Spanish) and has been approved by OSU branding. Rob says having an internet connection is a plus as there are several YouTube videos embedded. The lesson contains numberous slides near the end for Rob's students about George Washington Carver. The presentation can be downloaded and modified for your own use.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack selected 12 members to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) inaugural Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture to provide input on policy development and to help identify barriers to urban agriculture as USDA works to promote urban farming and the economic opportunities it provides in cities across the country.
The Hill presented the Future of Cities in January as a virtual live event. U.S. cities are diverse, dynamic, and constantly evolving. The COVID-19 pandemic sped up this evolution, pressure testing our infrastructure, economies, and collective strength. But with added challenges come increased opportunities to reshape our existing structures and build more sustainable cityscapes, enhancing economic stability and improving the lives of all residents, especially the most vulnerable.
Working with U.S. Census Bureau data can feel like a complex puzzle and finding the right pieces to complete the picture may seem daunting to anyone who is not a statistician. To help guide novice data users, Census Academy is launching the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series on Thursday. Every month until September, Census Academy will offer two to four classes that will take participants on an introductory learning journey.