OU GRID Lab May 13, 2013
Brittany Murray Apr 16, 2013
Madison Koenig Mar 29, 2013
Ohio University Athens Campus Walter Hall Rotunda
Tue, Jun 4 8:00 AM
Tue, Jun 11 12:00 PM
Ohio University Athens Campus & Waterloo Aquatic Education Center
Tue, Jul 9 9:00 AM
The Land Program component of CE3 involves the application of quantitative and qualitative tools to promote improved land use planning, resource use efficiencies, minimization of waste, resource conservation, and improved communication and implementation of these strategies. Specializations of the Land Team include planning in Appalachia’s local communities, natural resource management, floodplain management, emergency planning and disaster recovery, open space and recreation planning, building and infrastructure reuse, using GIS as a planning tool and “comprehensive” planning. Comprehensive planning may include a suite of services such as:
Land use planning involves an understanding of a place, its people, natural resources, economy, history, and the built environment. The faculty and staff at CE3 believe that the best way to improve a place is through a deep and full understanding of it. CE3 has the assessment tools needed for resource management and land planning to do just that. The recommendations provided by our teams are based on sound research and intended to be manageable for local governments and all of our clients.
Director of Energy and Environmental Programs
Ohio University Voinovich School
The Appalachian Ohio’s Open Geographic Information System Web Access project will help counties in southeastern Ohio to more effectively create and manage their parcel data. The project will create a shared web mapping service allowing counties to publish their data online and make it available to the public. This will allow citizens, as well as public and private interests, to have access to the data for real estate, investment, and economic development purposes, and more.
The PORTS Habitat Project, part of our PORTS Future contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, demonstrates the breadth of skills of the CE3 Land Team. The team is conducting detailed field assessments of 150 sample plots on the 3,700-acre DOE facility and some neighboring private lands. The result of this process will be a georeferenced database and land use map that can be utilized as a land planning tool and for wildlife management.
The Voinovich School has partnered with Rural Action to create the Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative, a collaboration that builds local wealth and environmental health by increasing waste diversion through recycling and supporting the development of a zero waste economy. The Voinovich School is conducting quantitative and qualitative research, GIS mapping, and business modeling for the initiative. Two key deliverables underway are recycling surveys of local residents and businesses, and case studies of high performing Ohio solid waste districts. More information can be found at www.ruralaction.org/zerowaste.