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

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, SENR, OSU)
  • 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 (Farm Management Director, AED Economics, OSU)
  • Casey Hoy (Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystem Management, OSU)
  • Mark Drewes (Farmer, Wood County)

Sustainability in Ohio's forests

  • Jeremy Bruskotter (Professor, SENR, OSU)
  • 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