9th Annual Ohio Land Bank Conference

18th to 20th September, 2019

When

18th to 20th September, 2019 08:00 am - 06:00 pm

Where

The Westin Cincinnati
21 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Time Taft Law Center Lobby
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11:00 am   Registration 9/18
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Registration 9/18

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To Be Determined
September 18, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Lobby Track: Registration
11:15 am  
11:30 am  
11:45 am  
12:00 pm  
12:15 pm  
12:30 pm  
12:45 pm  
1:00 pm Price Hill Mobile Workshop
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Price Hill Mobile Workshop

The Hamilton County Landbank has created two mobile tours that will bring conference attendees right into the heart of Cincinnati neighborhoods undergoing renaissance – Price Hill, Evanston and Walnut Hills. The Price Hill tour is approximately 90 minutes and will leave from and return back to The Westin Hotel. Price Hill, Cincinnati’s most historically significant western urban neighborhood with hillside properties that provide full views of downtown and the Ohio River, suffered decades of disinvestment. Community leadership in Price Hill is extremely strong – and the neighborhood is showing evidence of transformative investment and renewal. The Hamilton County Landbank team will provide bus tour packets with route and project information and the tour will feature Landbank, neighborhood leaders and community developers that describe the scope of work and how the Landbank has assisted with revitalization. The tour will stop briefly at several points of interest in Lower Price Hill and East Price Hill, including an early 20th century Masonic Lodge being renovated to house office, arts and event spaces; a formerly blighted lot transformed into a community park and musical performance space; and a structure that sat vacant for 17 years that is now home to a community center supporting Lower Price Hill Residents.

By:
To Be Determined
September 18, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Lobby Track: Mobile Workshop
1:15 pm
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2:45 pm  
3:00 pm Walnut Hills & Evanston Mobile Workshop
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Walnut Hills & Evanston Mobile Workshop

The Hamilton County Landbank has created two mobile tours that will bring conference attendees right into the heart of Cincinnati neighborhoods undergoing renaissance – Price Hill, Evanston and Walnut Hills. The Walnut Hills and Evanston tour is approximately 90 minutes and will leave from and return back to The Westin hotel. Evanston was the first neighborhood for the Landbank’s REACH program – Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Landbank is now completing its 29th historic home renovation in Evanston. Walnut Hills has seen an influx of investment in the McMillan Street business district with long-vacant storefronts now housing neighborhood serving businesses. The Hamilton County Landbank team will provide bus tour packets with route and project information and each tour will feature Landbank, neighborhood leaders and community developers that describe the scope of work and how the Landbank has assisted with revitalization. The tour will stop briefly at several points of interest, including Paramount Square in Walnut Hills and the historic Five Points in Evanston.

By:
To Be Determined
September 18, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Lobby Track: Mobile Workshop
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
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4:15 pm  
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Thursday, 19th September 2019

Time Tyler Davidson 1 Tyler Davidson 2 Fountain Taft 1 Taft 2 Lobby
8:00 am     Breakfast     Registration 9/19
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Registration 9/19

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To Be Determined
September 19, 2019, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hall: Lobby Track: Registration
8:15 am        
8:30 am        
8:45 am        
9:00 am     Opening Session
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Opening Session

Welcome to the Ninth Annual Ohio Land Bank Conference! Jim and Gus will share their insights regarding the progression of land banks - from Cuyahoga Land Bank as the first back in 2009 to 55 land banks by 2019.

By:
Jim Rokakis, Gus Frangos
September 19, 2019, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Fountain Track: Plenary
   
9:15 am        
9:30 am        
9:45 am          
10:00 am Rural Land Banks: Unlimited Opportunities, Limited Resources
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Rural Land Banks: Unlimited Opportunities, Limited Resources

Land Banks in rural counties often have to make do with limited resources, yet have the same challenges as their larger counterparts. This session will focus on how rural counties can maximize the effectiveness of their limited resources by exploring cost savings, building community partnerships and income increasing activities. It will also demonstrate how to utilize accounting tools to track income and expenses for individual projects.

By:
Mike Fallon, Jeffrey Gottke
September 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1
Collaborating with Land Banks—Leveraging Resources
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Collaborating with Land Banks—Leveraging Resources

Three organizations who have partnered with the Montgomery County Land Bank come together to discuss how the collaboration has intensified the outcomes and leveraged available resources. Hear about how to navigate some of the challenges when two organizations try to marry processes, cultures and missions. Come away with ideas for future opportunities for your own collaborations!

By:
Susan Considine, Susie Crabill, Carrie Scarff, Andrew Shepherd
September 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2
 
10:15 am  
10:30 am  
10:45 am  
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Impact: County Land Banks and Communities
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Impact: County Land Banks and Communities

This fall, Ohio’s first county land bank celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Twenty-two of our 55 land banks were formed five or more years ago. As Ohio’s land banks mature it is critical that they evaluate the impact of their programs on surrounding communities. The Franklin County Land Bank and the Cuyahoga Land Bank each commissioned a study to quantify the results of their work. Presented by Nigel Griswold of Dynamo Metrics and Alison Goebel of Greater Ohio Policy Center, this session will provide the amazing results of these studies and the methodology used to calculate the impact of the land bank on the community.


By:
Frank Ford, Alison Goebel, Nigel Griswold, Gus Frangos
September 19, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1
Greening in a Post NIP World
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Greening in a Post NIP World

As the Neighborhood Initiative Program winds down, it’s time for reflection and renewal. NIP enabled many land banks to demolish blighted, empty houses in their communities. NIP also reimbursed for costs of greening treatments afterward. If your land bank was focused on demo and minimally invested in greening, then you are in good company. Let’s discuss the many benefits of greening and what has held you back – lack of time, funding, expertise or partnerships? Presenters will share their land bank’s perspective on greening and offer suggestions designed to help launch your first project, or take your greening to a higher level. Presenters also will seek input from audience members, as this is meant to be an interactive session.


By:
Debora Flora, Scott Schell, Robert Ritchey
September 19, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2 Track: Greening
 
11:30 am  
11:45 am  
12:00 pm  
12:15 pm          
12:30 pm     Lunch    
12:45 pm        
1:00 pm        
1:15 pm     Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker

By:
Anne Delano Steinert
September 19, 2019, 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Fountain Track: Plenary
   
1:30 pm        
1:45 pm        
2:00 pm          
2:15 pm Sister Cities/Sister Strategies: Revitalizing Vacant Homes Two Ways
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Sister Cities/Sister Strategies: Revitalizing Vacant Homes Two Ways

The Trumbull County Land Bank partners with Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to administer a Deed in Escrow program to bring vacant homes it acquires back to the market in Warren. In the next county, the Mahoning County Land Bank partners with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation to rehabilitate vacant homes it acquires for resale and rent in Youngstown. Both agencies have seen success operating different models to achieve a common goal. Both TNP and YNDC will present their rehabilitation models, sharing the challenges and the successes of their respective work.

By:
Shawn Carvin, Tiffany Sokol
September 19, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1
Lots of Opportunity
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Lots of Opportunity

This session will provide an overview of several projects in Cincinnati which took vacant city land and transformed it into opportunities for beautification, reforestation, storm water management, and recreation for neighborhood residents. The tools needed for implementation will be discussed, including planting the right tree in the right place; simple designs to minimize maintenance while improving appearance; volunteer management; rain gardens to manage and clean storm water and case studies of vacant property beautification and impact on surrounding property values.

By:
David Gamstetter
September 19, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2 Track: Greening
 
2:30 pm  
2:45 pm  
3:00 pm    
3:15 pm            
3:30 pm Ohio Land Bank Association Meeting
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Ohio Land Bank Association Meeting

Annual meeting of the Ohio County Land Bank Association. All county land banks are encouraged to attend.

By:
Gus Frangos, David Mann
September 19, 2019, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1 Track: Association Meeting
       
3:45 pm        
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Friday, 20th September 2019

Time Tyler Davidson 1 Tyler Davidson 2 Fountain Taft 1 Taft 2 Lobby
8:00 am     Breakfast     Registration 9/20
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Registration 9/20

By:
To Be Determined
September 20, 2019, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Lobby Track: Registration
8:15 am        
8:30 am        
8:45 am        
9:00 am Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks
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Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks

Vacant lots can be a key element of climate-smart community revitalization that builds equity. Sandra Albro offers practical insights through her experience leading the five-year Vacant to Vibrant project, which piloted the creation of green infrastructure networks in Gary, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York. Albro offers insights from every step of the Vacant to Vibrant project, including planning, design, community engagement, implementation, and maintenance successes and challenges of creating a green infrastructure network from vacant lots in neighborhoods. Landscape architects and others working in urban greening will learn new approaches for creating infrastructure networks and facilitating more equitable access to green space.


By:
Sandra Albro
September 20, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1 Track: Greening
   
9:15 am    
9:30 am    
9:45 am    
10:00 am Break
10:15 am   NIP Wrap Up / Funding in a Post HHH World
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NIP Wrap Up / Funding in a Post HHH World

As the Neighborhood Initiative Program draws to a close, land banks are seeking additional funds to continue their mission. Whether keeping their focus on demolition or looking to other methods of blight reduction, land bank funding is crucial. This session will discuss innovative ideas for funding land bank operations. Group participation is encouraged!

By:
Jim Rokakis
September 20, 2019, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2
 
10:30 am    
10:45 am    
11:00 am      
11:15 am            
11:30 am How County Treasurers are Using Land Banks to Change the Face of their Communities
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How County Treasurers are Using Land Banks to Change the Face of their Communities

County Treasurers are best known for issuing tax bills twice a year and investing county dollars, however the innovation of the county land bank has given Treasurers the ability to use their offices in a unique—and positive way. Listen to these three County Treasurers explain how they have used their offices to advance the tool of land banking, win over skeptics in their communities and accomplish positive results that have changed the face of their respective communities. Rob Goering will talk about his experiences in a larger County—Hamilton. Bart Hamilton will speak about his experiences in Richland County and Steve Burcham will talk his experiences in a smaller county, Lawrence County.

By:
Bart Hamilton, Robert Goering, Stephen Burcham
September 20, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1
Conversations with Community Design Centers
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Conversations with Community Design Centers

Community design centers are non-profit organizations or university-based programs that provide urban design and planning services to cities and towns with a focus on vulnerable communities and underserved areas. Design centers promote improvements in the built environment from the neighborhood to regional scale, and aim to meet community needs through participatory decision-making at all levels.
Ohio has four community design centers, including two non-profits (the Neighborhood Design Center in Columbus and the Toledo Design Center) and two university-based programs (Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and the University of Cincinnati’s Community Design Center). These four centers have a collective reach that extends across almost the entire state.
In this session, you’ll hear about the work of Ohio’s design centers and learn about how these organizations might be helpful to your community. This session will also focus on current efforts of the Ohio’s design centers to join forces to address design and development issues statewide. Participants will have an opportunity to share specific urban design and community planning needs in their communities.

By:
Elizabeth Ellis, Isabela Gould, Kerry Reeds, Kristen Zeiber
September 20, 2019, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2
     
11:45 am      
12:00 pm      
12:15 pm      
12:30 pm            
12:45 pm     Lunch      
1:00 pm          
1:15 pm     Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker

By:
Jerry Paffendorf
September 20, 2019, 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Fountain Track: Plenary
     
1:30 pm          
1:45 pm          
2:00 pm            
2:15 pm Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks
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Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks

This is the opportunity for county land banks to find out what similar size land banks are doing, discuss challenges and solutions, and gain best practices from throughout the state. Moderators will facilitate sessions for large, medium and smaller land banks.

By:
To Be Determined
September 20, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 1 Track: Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks
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Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks

This is the opportunity for county land banks to find out what similar size land banks are doing, discuss challenges and solutions, and gain best practices from throughout the state. Moderators will facilitate sessions for large, medium and smaller land banks.

By:
To Be Determined
September 20, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Tyler Davidson 2 Track: Roundtable Discussion
  Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks
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Roundtable Discussions: Let's Talk Land Banks

This is the opportunity for county land banks to find out what similar size land banks are doing, discuss challenges and solutions, and gain best practices from throughout the state. Moderators will facilitate sessions for large, medium and smaller land banks.

By:
To Be Determined
September 20, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Taft 1 Track: Roundtable Discussion
   
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Legend

 Continuing Legal Education pending Break Plenary Registration
 Mobile Workshop Greening Roundtable Discussion Association Meeting