Regional Planning can bolster Smart Growth efforts

Regional Planning can bolster Smart Growth efforts

Scenario planning has the capability to better inform public officials and development authorities of the costs associated with different development models. Vibrant NEO 2040 and insight2050 are examples of regional planning in Ohio providing collaborative and forward thinking models for regional development planning bolstered by data-driven inquiry and neighborly support.

Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth Summit Creates a Blueprint for Change

Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth Summit Creates a Blueprint for Change

Last week the Scioto Foundation brought together community leaders for a two-day community strategic planning session for downtown Portsmouth. The “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth” summit sought to create a vision for downtown Portsmouth and to identify preliminary steps that could be taken to achieve that vision.

Toledo’s Ebeid Neighborhood Promise uses Community Development Strategy to Improve Health Outcomes

Toledo’s Ebeid Neighborhood Promise uses Community Development Strategy to Improve Health Outcomes

Your zip code should never determine your prospects in life. This is the philosophy at the center of the Ebeid Neighborhood Promise in the UpTown neighborhood of Toledo, a ProMedica led, 10 year, $50M place based initiative to address social determinants of health.

Brownfield Legislation Drops in Ohio House

Brownfield Legislation Drops in Ohio House

Last month, State Representative Steven Arndt (R – Port Clinton) introduced HB168, which is brownfield regulatory reform legislation that Greater Ohio Policy Center helped to champion. HB168 addresses an important gap in Ohio law that puts Ohio at a competitive disadvantage to neighboring states with regard to brownfield redevelopment