VibrantNEO hosts open houses about future

The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium is holding a series of open houses across the region to look at potential futures for Northeast Ohio.

The 10 workshops are part of the year-long VibrantNEO 2040 process to create a more vibrant, sustainable and resilient future.

The initial phase, called “Business As Usual,” looked at what Northeast Ohio will look like if the region maintains its current approach to land-use and resource allocation.

The upcoming open houses will look at alternatives if future conditions are different.

Online registration for all workshops is available. Registration is not required but encouraged.

A workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 W. Market St., Warren. Register at:

A second local workshop will be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at OH WOW! The Gloria and Roger Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Register at: