Greater Ohio Policy Center, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and the Center for Community Progress will be hosting a roundtable discussing capacity building for urban revitalization in smaller legacy cities. This roundtable will bring together practitioners, researchers, funders, and advocates to discuss activities that help increase civic capacity in smaller legacy cities. This interactive roundtable will focus on documenting and evaluating the replicability of initiatives that successfully improved a community’s capacity to achieve sustainable urban revitalization. (This is an invite only event)
In partnership with Transportation for America (T4A), Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) began the 2017 Ohio Transportation Local Leadership Academy, bringing together leaders from various cities and regions around the state to equip them with ideas for local transportation solutions. This is the second of six academy sessions.
The Neighborhood Homes Coalition, in partnership with Greater Ohio Policy Center, hosted a discussion about a new federal neighborhood revitalization and housing finance policy proposal: the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit (NHTC). The NHTC was developed by an experienced group of organizations from across the country, including the Center for Community Progress, Habitat for Humanity, Home by Hand, the Housing Partnership Network, LISC, the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders, and the National Community Stabilization Trust.
Workshop 1, titled “Achieving Regional Visions through Transportation,” opened with Beth Osborne, T4A Vice President for Technical Assistance, and Alison Goebel, GOPC Executive Director. Osborne highlighted the crucial role that transportation plays in today’s economy, noting demographic shifts, such as younger workers choosing to live in more walkable transit-rich areas, and also the reality that employers need broad access to workers.