Phase II

The second phase of insight2050 was introduced at MORPC’s annual State of the Region, on Thursday, April 2, 2015. This next phase provides local governments with essential tools that will assist them with their local planning activities and prepares communities for future demographic changes.

Phase II includes four components: 1) Outreach 2) Peer Learning 3) Best Practices and 4) Development Resources.

Outreach — The insight2050 partners will continue sharing the findings of Phase I and the progress of the development of Phase II with local governments, businesses, the development community and residents through presentations, workshops, online communications and multi-media coverage. Request a speaker, workshop or other outreach.

Peer Learning – The insight2050 partners will identify peer communities throughout Central Ohio and provide them with opportunities to learn from communities that have faced similar challenges or share certain characteristics. These peer communities will be able to share best practices and “lessons learned” about transportation, land use and development planning, among other things.

Best Practices — The insight2050 partners are creating an online inventory of local examples and case studies that exemplify successful development and land use planning efforts throughout Central Ohio and beyond. Information will include process documentation, photos, policy or ordinance templates, design-based resources, and development profiles. The information will be categorized by peer typology to ensure user-friendliness.

Development Resource — The insight2050 partners will create a map-based infill and redevelopment directory that illustrates vacant and underutilized land that could be used for development. These opportunities will be shared with local decision makers, developers, and the business community to inform them and help prioritize infrastructure investment, land use, and economic development.

insight2050 is a collaborative initiative among public and private partners designed to help communities proactively plan for development and population growth over the next 30 plus years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.