Think Beyond Summit: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities

January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.
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Think Beyond Summit
Urban Universities + Thriving Communities


Communities flourish when everyone within them has the opportunity to flourish.
When urban-serving universities and communities join forces, we can confront the complexities of education, healthcare, economic and human development in order to:

Prepare an increasingly diverse workforce to successfully navigate careers 
through technological, economic and social change.

Assess, treat and prevent urban health risks for increasingly diverse populations.

Create sustainable solutions for continued and inclusive growth that improve the quality of life in our communities.

Join educators, industry, nonprofit and community leaders at The Ohio State University to exchange ideas and reinvigorate our collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities.

When: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Where: Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Columbus, OH
Questions: Contact 150@osu.edu

Register today to secure a spot at this important and vibrant discussion!
This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Click HERE to learn more and to Register

Featured Discussion: Mobility and Inclusive Communities
Columbus and many other communities are increasingly polarized, leading to stark difference in access to opportunities and the increased likelihood of social exclusion. Cities, local organizations, and universities can work together to mitigate these differences through transportation planning, investments and land-use policies that lead to more inclusive and cohesive communities. This panel features Columbus leaders who are working towards a more socially equitable community that provides opportunities to all.

Guest Speakers:

William Murdock - Executive Director, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
Jennifer L. Gallagher - Director, Department of Public Service, City of Columbus
Harvey J. Miller - Professor and Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, The Ohio State University
Joanna M. Pinkerton - President/CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Shayla D. Favor - Councilmember, Columbus City Council

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