New Perspectives on Revitalization

Early bird registration opens October 1st, 2018

Networking Event
March 13, 7pm
Dock 580, Columbus

2019 Summit
March 14, 8am-4:30pm
The Westin, Columbus

New perspectives, new paths forward


Ohio’s cities and metropolitan regions have been hard at work revitalizing their communities and reorienting their economies to the 21st century. At this moment of transition in leadership across the state, Ohio’s cities are poised to expand and deepen the revitalization efforts in their communities.

The 2019 Summit will offer attendees fresh, new perspectives on comprehensive and sustainable growth for Ohio’s cities by bringing together experts, policymakers, and local leaders from Ohio and beyond. This biennial convening is for anyone interested in the development and redevelopment of Ohio’s neighborhoods and metropolitan areas.

The Summit will feature emerging models for community and metro prosperity, including new financing paradigms, creative partnerships, innovative practices and interventions, and promising policies. Summit participants will include: civic, business, philanthropic, non-profit and political leaders, including bankers, developers, and practitioners from across the state.  The Summit will host dialogues and presentations about opportunities to expand and deepen the scope of sustainable revitalization in Ohio's cities and metropolitan regions.

Download Summit One-Pager (PDF)

The Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards

Every other year, GOPC presents The Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations working to create vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan areas throughout Ohio.

GOPC is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Greater Ohio Sustainable Development Awards. Below are the descriptions for each of the four awards. The winners for each award will be featured during 2019 Summit on March 14th.

For more information or to submit your nomination, click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

By becoming a sponsor of the 2019 Greater Ohio Summit, your organization will be supporting the seminal statewide Summit in Ohio that brings together national experts with state policymakers and local leaders to highlight ways to transform Ohio’s cities and metros on multiple fronts—transportation, cross-sector innovation, physical infrastructure, and neighborhoods.

For questions or Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alison Goebel, Executive Director of Greater Ohio Policy Center (agoebel@greaterohio.org or 614-224-0187).