My essay in this collection, Ohio State as a 21st Century Urban University, discusses the major issues facing an urbanized world, laying out a broad agenda for urban scholarship and outreach. I also discuss the scientific revolution occurring in urban science, enabled by new data sources and powerful technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS). I also make a case for Ohio State as an urban university, reviewing the evolution of Ohio State’s capabilities in urban scholarship and outreach. I conclude my essay with a discussion of Ohio State moving forward as an urban university: why Ohio is a good setting for urban scholarship, and the role that Ohio State can play in this new era.
On July 29th, I participated in a webinar on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Mobility, organized by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the OSU Alumni Association. The recording is posted below. Very interesting discussion; worth watching!
Faculty and industry experts have a conversation about the potential implications of COVID-19 on the design of our communities and various modes of transportation including air travel, personal vehicles, public transit, micro-mobility and ride-hailing services.
Chris Atkinson, Director, The Ohio State University Smart Mobility Program
Jennifer Clark, Professor and Section Head, City and Regional Planning
Harvey Miller, Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science; Director, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
Sophia Mohr, Chief Innovation Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Stephanie Morgan, Executive Director, Air Transportation and Aerospace Campus
Giorgio Rizzoni, Center for Automative Research, Ford Motor Company Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) is looking for an organized, self-motivated person with excellent communication skills and a solid knowledge of GIS technologies to be our next Outreach Coordinator. This person will help chart the course of CURA by forging relationships with representatives from local and state government and community organizations as well as university faculty, staff, and students, and working with these individuals to develop mutual research goals and projects. The Outreach Coordinator promotes GIS and data science on campus and advances the urban mission of The Ohio State University, in part, through the following activities:
Organizing and participating in regular meetings with government, community, and university stakeholders
Conducting GIS training workshops
Promoting GIS resources available to campus users
Managing CURA’s presence on social media and the web
Planning and hosting CURA’s bi-annual guest speaker series
Providing administrative support for CURA project teams
If this sounds interesting to you, click on the link below to get more information and start the application process. We look forward to hearing from you! Or perhaps you know of a friend who would be perfect for the job.