Sustainability and Ohio Lands: Creating Value for People and the Environment Webinar

Sustainability Webinar

Three perspectives on Sustainability on Ohio's Landscape 

Speaker Bios

  • Elena Irwin, Faculty Director, Sustainability Institute, OSU PRESENTATION SLIDES
  • Bill Stanley, State Director, The Nature Conservancy Ohio Chapter PRESENTATION SLIDES 
  • Chris Korleski, Director, Great Lakes National Program Office, US EPA

Speaker Question Session

Sustainability in Ohio's Cities

  • Jeremy Brooks, Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Brandi Whetstone, Sustainability Officer, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
  • Walter Hibner, Ohio Government Affairs, Vectren/CenterPoint Energy Company

Sustainability on Ohio's farmland: 

  • Ben Brown, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Agricultural Risk Management
  • Casey Hoy, Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management
  • Mark Drewes, Drewes Farms, Wood County

Sustainability in Ohio's forests

  • Jeremy Bruskotter, Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Dan Balser, Chief, Ohio Division of Forestry, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Mark Ervin, Consulting Forester


2019 Program: Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Development in Ohio

"Does an Urbanizing World Still Need Rural America?" - Mark Partridge, Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, President, Regional Science Assoc. International

"Ohio's Economies: An Update"  - Bill LaFayette, PhD, Owner, Regionomics

"Asset-based Development Strategies for the "Other Ohio": There Are No Shortcuts and No Silver Bullets" Edward (Ned) Hill, Professor of Economic Development, The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs and City & Regional Planning, Faculty, Ohio Manufacturing Institute

"Food and Agriculture as Ingredients of Economic Development" -  Zoë Plakias, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Mayors Panel: "Economic Development Efforts Across Ohio" Johnson Presentation 
Nan Whaley, MPA (Mayor of Dayton, OH) and Tom Johnson, MBA (Mayor of Somerset, OH), Executive in Residence, Ohio University