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Could School Locations Have Unexpected Costs?

Schools are one of the biggest investments residents make in their community, could the location of schools have hidden costs? A Minnesota community shares lessons learned in a recent article on SCTimes. "When deciding where to locate a school, more communities are starting to weigh other goals, such as reducing obesity rates, preserving open space [...]

July 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Job Opening: Associate Planner Department of Planning & Environment

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking an Associate Planner to assist with the insight2050 project. insight2050 is a collaborative initiative between MORPC, the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), and Columbus 2020 to explore the demographic, housing, and economic growth for Central Ohio and to assist local governments and [...]

May 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Surgeon General Cites Role of Built Environment for Health

The U.S. Surgeon General urged land use professionals to partner with him in his nationwide campaign to curb the rise of chronic diseases and obesity and to encourage a physically active lifestyle, in a November talk at the National Institutes of Health … Read More

January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

American Demography 2030: Bursting with Diversity, yet a Baby Bust

https://youtu.be/Zpt8UKslEyo One of the latest Urban Land articles addresses the "diversity explosion" the United States is now experiencing and projected to see in the coming decades. In the article "American Demography 2030: Bursting with Diversity, yet a Baby Bust," William H. Frey, demographer at the Brookings Institute, shares his predictions for growth and [...]

January 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Columbus rediscovering urbanism, walkability

"Columbus is often referred to as a big small city. It has maintained a livable, friendly feel even as it has grown to be one of the largest cities in the Midwest. After decades of growing outward into the suburbs, though, the trend in Columbus, as in the rest of the country, has been a [...]

January 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Scenario Results Report Now Available

Issue 10 | November 13, 2014 MORPC, Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus revealed the first phase of insight2050 last week with a keynote presentation by Peter Calthorpe, Principal at Calthorpe Associates. The Scenario Results Report and Summary is a regional analysis that provides data for decision makers to understand the impact of future land use [...]

November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

How do Communities Contribute to insight2050?

Issue 9 | October 31, 2014 Article contributed by Kimberly Sharp, AICP, Deputy Director of Planning and Development, City of Westerville Through the insight2050 process, it is evident the Central Ohio region will experience growth of over 500,000 people, and with that, the thousands of jobs and housing units needed to support that population. How [...]

November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Peter Calthorpe Presents: insight2050

Issue 8 | October 16, 2014 Internationally renowned architect, urban planner and designer, Peter Calthorpe, Principal of Calthorpe Associates, will deliver an insight2050 keynote presentation on Wednesday, November 5 at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Utilizing Calthorpe’s state-of-the-art analytic tools, insight2050 will provide objective data and analysis to enable communities to better understand the nature, [...]

November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Why Demographics Matter

Article contributed by Terry Foegler, ULI Columbus Chair for Mission Advancement My involvement in insight2050 has provided an exciting opportunity for me to further explore a topic of great personal interest; how the changing structure of our region’s demographics so strongly influences the manner and form of our development in Central Ohio. Figure 1: Between [...]

November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Forming a Growth Scenario

Issue 6 | September 19, 2014 insight2050 utilizes a range of metrics to develop possible growth scenarios which help illustrate the impacts of different growth patterns in the region. The analysis behind insight2050 relies on the RapidFire model, developed by project consultants Calthorpe Associates. The model considers three place types:       The development [...]

November 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|