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									          Ohio Township Association
          Leadership Academy


Building Sustainable Communities

Presented by Ohio State University Extension
        Myra Moss & Bill Grunkemeyer
              July 31, 2008
Please List Three Reasons Why You
        Live Where You Do
ECOLOGICAL            ECONOMIC




             SOCIAL
              Causality vs. Intentionality

Causality                    Intentionality

The belief that the          Purposeful design of
  improvement to one           equitable benefit for
  basic factor will result     each factor in
  in an automatic              connection with all
  benefit to all other         other factors
  related factors
                      Social Equity




Economic Prosperity                   Ecological Integrity
Supporting Entrepreneurs
Source: Center for Study of Rural America Federal Reserve Bank of
Kansas City
           Sustainable Community


Seeks to maintain and improve the
  economic, environmental and social
  characteristics of an area so its members
  can continue to lead healthy, productive,
  enjoyable lives there.
                Maureen Hart
              Traditional vs. Sustainable
              Development


Traditional              Sustainable

Creating excess wealth   Finding a balance
  to provide resources     between economic,
  to reach social and      social and
  environmental goals      environmental issues
                Township Trustee Action
• Very small populated township in heavy forested area
• Largest/primary employer is a paper mill
• Paper mill will close unless it gets a state loan and local
  tax incentives from the township trustees
• Conservation group wants to purchase the company’s
  land. Local chapter is heading the effort by asking the
  trustees to not approve the loan and tax incentives
• As a township trustee what action will you take ?
• What community social, economic or environmental
  priority are you supporting by your decision?
                 Maine's Mount Katahdin
•   Great Northern Paper: 2002
•   Town of Millinocket
•   Nature Conservancy
•   41,000 acre transfer to Nature Conservancy
•   Conservation easement on 200,000 acres
•   Nature Conservancy assume $50 million note of Great
    Northern retiring $14 million and refinancing remainder
    at ½ the rate
•   2003 bankruptcy
•   Today Canadian Corporation bought two mills
•   Employee 600 People
•   Service economy four season tourism
            Characteristics of
            Sustainability
Interconnected
     Economy, Society, Environment


Long term focus

Inclusionary

Multidimensional
                      Social Equity




Economic Prosperity                   Ecological Integrity
         Ethos


VALUES           EXPECTATIONS


MEANINGS          OBLIGATIONS


PURPOSES         LEGITIMATIONS
           ETHOS

“The subtle web of values, meanings,
 purposes, expectations, obligations and
 legitimations that constitutes the
 operating norms of a culture in
 relationship to a social entity”

                          Max Stackhouse, 1972
          Traditional Planning
          Activities
What are some criticisms that you
often hear about traditional planning
activities?
            Inclusionary

Involve residents directly

Go to where people gather

Reduce barriers to participation
• Creating a Vested Interest

 A. Go Where People Gather
• Creating a Vested Interest

        B. Ask them their treasures and
                  rainbows

  Use brainstorming, appreciative inquiry,
       focus groups and even surveys
                       Lasswell’s Wheel
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                                                                            Unions
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       TREASURES


What do we value the most about
        our Community?
        RAINBOWS


What do we hope our Community
will be for our grand-children and
       great grand-children?
           Long Term Focus

Consider impact of decisions made today on
 grandchildren and great grandchildren

Develop a shared vision 50 years into the
 future
            INDICATOR
Tells us:

     Where we are

     Where we are going

     How far we have to go
           Multidimensional
Each goal strives to include social,
  environmental and economic components

Multidimensional indicators track progress
 toward reaching objectives and goals

Common goals developed and shared by all
 interest groups
           Multi-Dimensional Indicators

                     Number of jobs
• Economic
                       created

• Social
                     Jobs that pay a living
                       wage

• Environmental      Jobs that do not
                       decrease the quality
                       of the area’s aquifer
• Combined (Multi-   Creation of jobs that
  Dimensional)         pay a living wage
                       and do not decrease
                       the area’s aquifer
                  Ohio Communities Using Extension
                  Sustainable Community Approach
West Chester Township, Butler County          Community Plan

Swanton Area: Fulton Townships of Swan        Community Vision
Creek & Fulton…Lucas Townships Swanton &
Harding, plus Swanton Village, Swanton Area
Chamber & Swanton School District
City of Kent                                  Comprehensive Land
                                              Use Plan
Carroll County                                Comprehensive Land
                                              Use Plan

Marion County                                 Community Plan

Noble County                                  Community Plan
                   Ohio Communities Using Extension
                   Sustainable Community Approach


City of West Carrollton       In Process on Comprehensive Plan


City of Salem                 In Process on Comprehensive Plan


Columbiana County             In Process on Comprehensive Plan
Myra Moss, Extension Specialist   Bill Grunkemeyer, Extension
Sustainable Development               Specialist
   Initiatives                    Sustainable Development
                                      Initiatives

Ohio State University Extension   Ohio State University Extension
Community Development             1680 Madison Avenue
2120 Fyffe Rd                     Administrative Building
Columbus, Ohio                    Wooster, Ohio 44691
Ph: 614.292.8436                  Phone: 330.263.3799
E-mail: moss.63@osu.edu           E-mail: grunkemeyer.1@osu.edu

Web Site:
http://sustainabledevelopment.
osu.edu

								
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