Building Inclusive Communities

BuildingInclusiveCommunitiesbannerThe City of Worthington is a sponsor of the Building Inclusive Communities initiative, which fosters conversations about how central Ohio can become a region where everyone has the opportunity to decide where they would like to live, work, play and raise their family. 

Information about upcoming programs will be posted here when it is available. View previous programs and find more resources below.

History of Worthington's Planning and Development

At its May 18, 2022 program, participants learned how Worthington transformed from a central Ohio "New England Village" to a modern suburban municipality, how a variety of neighborhoods were created, and what types of housing options remain for the future. This program was presented jointly by the City of Worthington and the Worthington Historical Society. 

Panelists included Kate LaLonde, Director of the Worthington Historical Society; Lee Brown, City of Worthington Director of Planning & Building; and Bernadette Hanlon, OSU Professor of City and Regional Planning

View program online

Housing Affordability 101

Building Inclusive Communities held its first program on March 30, 2022, Housing Affordability 101. Carlie Boos, Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, spoke about the myths and realities of housing affordability and shared examples of initiatives from other communities that have worked, what the enablers are to solve our challenges, and who should be responsible for helping with the solutions.