May Design Lecture 2023

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In early 2022, Intel announced their intentions to invest $20 billion in Licking County. New Albany and the County are already seeing significant investment and job growth. They are also seeing increased competition for talent and pressure on developing treasured natural landscapes. With multiple jurisdictions likely to be affected, Newark-based T.J. Evans Foundation assumed the role of the neutral convener for 15 jurisdictions to create a framework for where and how to grow. This program will provide background of the process, the insight on desired outcomes, and emphasize the approach for improving the opportunity to create a more viable and desirable place through design.

Jamie A. Greene AIA FAICP is the founder and principal of Planning NEXT, a community planning firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie has spent the past 25-plus years being inspired by the voices and commitments of the communities served by the firm. A considerable amount of his practice is focused on aligning multiple jurisdictions. This includes multi-county work in Washington DC, Cincinnati, Birmingham, Baltimore, Knoxville, and dozens of county-wide efforts. In his work, character and quality of place are essential aspects for building stronger communities. Jamie is the lead Principal for Licking County’s Framework initiative and is keenly focused on creating viable and healthy communities for all 15 participating jurisdictions through thoughtful preparation of land use, mobility, and economic strategies. His firm—and the communities they serve—have enjoyed considerable success using an approach that integrates rigorous technical analysis and community intuition.

Jennifer W. Roberts currently serves as the Executive Director for the Newark Campus Development Fund, The Thomas J. Evans Foundation and The Gilbert Reese Family Foundation. Jennifer’s work requires her to collaborate with private donors, corporate and higher education leaders, government officials, non-profit organizations, and citizens of Licking County. She received her B.A. from Denison University and began her career as a technology and business management consultant with Accenture. A passion for education and service led her to work for Licking County United Way, Denison University, The Ohio State University at Newark, Central Ohio Technical College, and Ohio Wesleyan University.

This is a hybrid event with in person and online options available.  Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.

May 23, 2023
12-1 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
AIA Members and Allied Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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