Revitalizing Ohio's Vacant Properties:
Tools & Policies to Transform Communities
October 22-23, 2013
The Westin Columbus
310 S. High Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
The Greater Ohio Policy Center & The Thriving Communities Institute recently co-hosted Revitalizing Ohio's Vacant Properties, a two-day interactive training and policy solutions conference that offered hands-on techniques and strategies to address vacant and abandoned property development challenges. Local and regional leaders, land bank practitioners, nonprofit community development organizations, as well as private sector representatives attended.
This joint conference offered attendees the opportunity to access a large breadth of information by attending breakout sessions organized by Thriving Communities Institute and Greater Ohio Policy Center. Sessions featured local practitioners, financial institutions, and state and national level redevelopment experts.
Lunch keynotes featured Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on October 22 and Urban Institute's Director of Urban Policy Initiatives Erika Poethig on October 23.