Advancing Ohio's Urban Agenda:
Walkable Communities for Globally Competitive Cities
Greater Ohio Policy Center partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) district councils of Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, as well as LOCUS to host “Advancing Ohio’s Urban Agenda: Walkable Communities for Globally Competitive Cities,” an exclusive series of events featuring Christopher Leinberger, President of LOCUS—a national network of real estate developers and investors that advocates for sustainable, walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas.
At these first-of-their-kind events in Ohio—hosted in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus on January 16th and 17th— the three groups built the case for walkable development based on market demand and the need for Ohio cities to act now to take advantage of current demographic shifts to remain globally competitive. These events provided a forum to connect developers from urban centers across the state to discuss the demand for sustainable communities. Together, they offered an opportunity to coalesce around the many benefits of urban redevelopment and metropolitan growth strategies, to share common challenges, to identify the policy barriers to such development, and to lay the foundation for building a coalition to support policy reforms that ease urban development and ultimately revitalize Ohio cities.
For more details on these events and their outcomes, visit our blog.