The First Suburbs Consortium (FSC-Dayton) has developed a number of useful resources and compiled links to a number of resources available from others.

My ReNEWed Suburban Home Videos

FSC-Dayton in partnership with Miami Valley NARI, County Corp, The Dayton Foundation, Miami Conservancy and the Miami Valley Communications Council have created four thirty minute videos providing ideas on how to update suburban homes for today’s lifestyle.  Visit the links to see videos in each target specific area:

My reNEWed Suburban Home – Kitchen Renovations
My reNEWed Suburban Home – Bathrooms
My reNEWed Suburban Home – Outdoor Living
My reNEWed Suburban Home – Room Additions


Dr. David Sanders, Ph.D. Presentation

In the fall of 2014, Dr. David Sanders, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on First Suburbs spoke to FSC-Dayton member communities. Visit the following link to view a video of his presentation “First Tier Suburbs & Suburban Revitalization: Challenges & Opportunities” .

Community Enrichment-Best Practices

FSC-Dayton and its member communities with assistance from MVRPC has developed a catalog of Best Practices for Community Enrichment. The catalog contains descriptions and contact information for approximately eighty “Best Practices” in use in one or more of the FSC-Dayton member communities.

First Suburbs Links

Northeast Ohio First Suburbs Consortium & First Suburbs Development Council 
First Suburbs Consortium of Southwest Ohio
First Suburbs Coalition (MARC-Kansas City)

Governmental Organizations/Legislative Links

Links to Other Organizations

Brookings Institution (then search “first suburbs”)
Center for Community Progress
Greater Ohio
Heritage Ohio
Smart Growth America
Urban Land Institute

Reports & Presentations Links

Ohio Municipal League 2019 Public Policy Agenda Addressing Ohio’s Foreclosure Crisis
One-Fifth of America: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s First Suburbs
First Suburbs Handbook – Case Studies and Development Tools for First-Tier Suburbs
America’s First Suburbs: a Policy Agenda for Older Suburbs in Transition
Valuing America’s First Suburbs – A Policy Agenda for Suburbs in the Midwest
A City Platform for Children and Families 


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