Experience Local Government Firsthand in Columbus and Its Surrounding Communities

The 2022 ICMA Annual Conference offers several exciting opportunities to view local government sites in Columbus through the featured mobile workshops.

Mobile workshops require additional registration fee of $25.  If you’ve already registered and would like to add any event to your registration, a link for modifications to your registration can be found in your registration confirmation.

Split payments using multiple credit cards

Please note that if you wish to use a separate credit card to pay for a Partner or Guest Registration or for any extra Ticketed Event, you will need to first register yourself for the Conference and then when you receive your confirmation, you will need to go back and access your registration record, where you will then be able to register for additional items and utilize a separate credit card to pay for them.

From Rundown Prison to Entertainment District

Saturday, September 17- 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Home of the Ohio Penitentiary until the 1990s, this mobile workshop highlights how Columbus converted a brownfield site into a thriving economic engine and year-round entertainment destination that continues to grow and redevelop.

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From Brownfield Site to High-End Mixed-Use Development

Saturday, September 17- 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

How a partnership between private developers and Central Ohio’s Metro Parks are turning an old quarry and unregulated landfill into a neighborhood inside a regional park.

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Bridge Street District

Saturday, September 17- 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Award-winning public private partnership creates thriving urban core and densification in one of Columbus’ most desirable suburbs.

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A Tale of Two Cities and Two Shared Corridors

Saturday, September 17- 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The Road to Revitalization through Equitable Redevelopment on the Eastside.

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Repairing Severed Neighborhood Connections

Sunday, September 18- 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

The story of how project designers worked with neighborhood leaders and the Ohio Department of Transportation to enhance neighborhood connections across interstate freeways.

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Innovative Partnerships to Support Sustainability Initiatives

Monday, September 19- 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Highlights of how the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio partnered with private entities to reduce landfill disposal, support community sustainability initiatives, and help achieve the region’s 75% waste diversion goal.

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Creation of a Signature Gateway at The Ohio State University’s Front Door

Monday, September 19- 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

How complex, creative land assemblage and a partnership between the university, City of Columbus and a community development organization achieved success.

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Downtown Redevelopment

Tuesday, September 20- 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Highlights of how Columbus turned a dying mall into mixed-use development & greenspace, renovated a historic building, reclaimed a riverfront to create greenspace, & redeveloped a struggling area into an energetic, mixed-use area.

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A Zip Code Shouldn’t Determine Health Outcomes

Tuesday, September 20- 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

How Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families Initiative is improving health outcomes outside the hospital walls.

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