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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. Upcoming Smart City Related Webinars

    May 11, 2016

      Webinar: Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunities in Cities
  5. 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. 

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.