Section In-Person Events
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|APA Cincinnati Section
Touring the Lick Run Greenway
Wednesday, October 6 @ 11:45 AM
Human Nature and a multi-disciplinary project team identified comprehensive wet weather strategies for reducing one of MSDGC’s largest-volumetric combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the Lick Run Watershed. The recommended wet weather strategies focus on MSDGC’s Communities of the Future program, which pairs the goals of CSO reduction with economic development, urban renewal, and long-term community health and sustainability. Central to this comprehensive wet weather strategy are restoring the historical Lick Run stream within a vibrant landscape, constructing green infrastructure controls, and providing a catalyst for community redevelopment. As part of the efforts to revitalize the community and promote redevelopment, new parking areas, a multi-use access path, additional lighting, transportation improvements, and educational signage will be used to create and promote access to the new space adjacent to the open channel. This site tour will highlight each of these components and allow attendees to see how this plan has come to life.
|APA Central Ohio Section
The RAPID 5 Project: Envisioning Social/Racial Equity through an integrated open space network in Central Ohio
Wednesday, October 20 @ 4:30 PM
ULI Columbus and MORPC have embarked on a project to develop a vision for an integrated open space network in central Ohio that will consider how to best use our natural assets to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, and health; preserve natural resources and enhance environmental health. This session will primarily focus on how the five greenway corridors – Big Darby Creek, Scioto River Corridor, Olentangy Corridor, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut Creek – envision a socially equitable network of communities, neighborhood assets, parks, trails, infrastructure, and transit within this region.
|APA Cleveland Section
Happy Hour + Walking Tour: Columbus Street Peninsula and Cleveland Centre
Thursday, October 21 @ 5:00 PM
Join members of the Cleveland Section of APA Ohio for a happy hour at Brick and Barrel and a walking tour discussing the history of the Columbus Street Peninsula and Cleveland Centre area how transportation has affected the land use of the area.
|APA Miami Valley Section
Touring Dayton's Welcome Park Bike Yard
Saturday, October 2 @ 12:00 PM
After many years of planning, the City of Dayton completed construction on our first outdoor bicycle playground in August 2021, the first piece of a much larger mountain bike park vision. Starting in 2018, the City of Dayton began work with community partners and residents to envision what the “Dayton Bike Yard at Welcome Park” could become. Welcome Park continues to act as a neighborhood park with basketball courts, traditional playground equipment, and a park shelter. As part of the vision, the courts and playground were replaced and restored and the park shelter painted. Bathrooms were updated and a multi-use perimeter path was installed to provide a safe place for residents to walk and enjoy the park. These City investments ensure Welcome Park will remain a neighborhood amenity while supporting the park’s transformation into a biking attraction that will serve the region. The Bike Yard will include modern mountain bike trails, skill-building features, and a competition level pump track. You can read more about all the park's features here.
City of Dayton staff will lead a tour of the park and will provide an overview of the Bike Yard vision at 1 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Come early and enjoy some food, stay late and dance to some live music; the family-friendly event begins at 12 and runs until 5 pm. Community partners will be on site offering human-powered smoothies, bike maintenance tutorials, skill-building on the new trail, and bike-related swag until 3 pm.
|APA Northwest Ohio Section
Hot Topics in Northwest Ohio: Happy Hour + Exchange
Monday, November 1 @ 5:30 PM
The NW Ohio Section will host an in-person social gathering to network with fellow planners and professions. The social and networking event will allow planning and citizen planners to gather together to exchange ideas and discussions on current planning related topics that they are facing in their communities.
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