Conference 2013

Linking Land Use and the Economy: Our Land, Our Water, Our Future

An all-day conference held January 11, 2013 at the 4H Center on the OSU campus in Columbus. A conference exploring tools and trends: Learn about and discuss current Ohio market trends, fiscal planning projects, and tools that work. For local government officials, planning and economic development professionals, and the development community.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Scott Bernstein, President and Co-Founder, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago
PLENARY SPEAKER: Carson Bise, Principal, Tischler Bise, Fiscal, Economic and Planning Consultants
Afternoon sessions featured local government successes, state revitalization programs, agricultural economic development planning, and local governments addressing the energy boom.
View the Conference Brochure (includes agenda)

Speaker Presentations

Scott Bernstein - Prospering in Place: Redefining Economic Progress for Ohio’s Communities
Carson Bise - Incorporating Fiscal Impact Analysis in Land Use Planning
Justin Goodwin - Anticipating the Fiscal Impacts of Walkable Urban Development

Developer's Panel:
Eric Wagenbrenner - Wagenbrenner Development
Franz Geiger - Polaris: Central Ohio’s Finest Mixed Use Development

Session A - State Programs and Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment, Historic Preservation, and Balanced Growth:

Sandra Kosek-Sills - The Ohio Balanced Growth Program
Diane Alecusan, Erin Hazelton, & Nathaniel Kaelin - Brownfields and Historic Preservation Programs

Session B - Leveraging storm water programs for revitalization and brownfield redevelopment:

Kyle Dreyfus-Wells - Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
MaryLynn Lodor - Project Groundwork

Session C - Local government policy for land use and economic development:

Bethany Dentler - Lessons Learned in Local Government Policy Making from the Upper Chippewa Watershed Planning Partnership
Rod Crider - Wayne County Quality Growth Strategy

Session D - Planning for Agriculture as an Economic Force in Ohio’s Communities:

Jonathan Ferbrache - Growing for Our Future: Local Foods Beyond Farmers’ Markets
Denise King - Linking Economic Development & Agricultural Easements
Jill Clark - From farmland PROTECTION to ag & food DEVELOPMENT

Managing Economic Change - Planning for Oil and Gas Scenarios in Your Community:

Todd Peetz - Planning for the Boom and the Eventual Bust
Penny Seipel - Ohio Oil and Gas Association Presentation
Shawn Bennett - Energy in Depth: The Ohio Project

Did you know - the 2012 update of the Best Local Land Use Practices is now available? Take a look here.