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Time running out for Summit on Sustainability registration

Time is running out for those planning to attend the 2018 MORPC Summit on Sustainability on October 25. Registration ends on Wednesday, October 17. More than 500 people already are registered for the annual event, the theme of which is: Planning for an Equitable Region.  For more information, or to register, please visit the Summit [...]

October 15th, 2018|Best Practices, Events, Social Equity|

Architect envisions a more affordable “Betterhood”

A Columbus architect wants neighborhoods to plant affordable housing around the region that is local and organic. Jonathan Barnes calls it “entrepreneurial housing” and his firm, Jonathan Barnes Architecture & Design, has established a non-profit subsidiary called Betterhood to move the concept forward. The idea is to build small groupings of three-unit buildings on infill [...]

September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Last call for Fall insight2050 Academy registration

Registration for the Fall 2018 insight2050 Academy has been extended to at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19. The six-session course will include presentations and walking tours in Newark, Marysville, and Grove City. The academy will give city, township, and county elected and appointed officials a chance to see first-hand how some of their counterparts [...]

September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Columbus roots of ‘Walkability’

“Walkability” didn’t exist in many dictionaries 20 years ago. Now it’s everywhere. In communities all over Central Ohio, elected officials, engineers, and residents are making it a priority. Demographic trends and insight2050 show baby boomers and millennials leading the charge to more compact, mixed-use, “walkable” neighborhoods. And it’s not just about exercise. It’s about the [...]

Fall insight2050 Academy to focus on smaller and rural communities

Public officials who register for the Fall 2018 insight2050 Academy will have a chance to see first-hand how some of their counterparts are preparing their communities for change. That’s because the six-session course will include presentations and walking tours in Newark, Marysville, and Grove City. The Academy kicks off on Friday, September 21, at 9:30 [...]

Fall 2018 insight2050 Academy will focus on outlying counties

It’s time to think about the next semester of the insight2050 Academy, tentatively scheduled to begin September 21. This academy – the fifth that MORPC has organized in two years – is for public officials, particularly those in outlying areas of Franklin and surrounding counties. Central Ohio county seats and rural communities are experiencing some [...]

Licking County and Rural Communities Brace for Growth

Central Ohio is expected to grow by up to 1 million residents by 2050. Most of that is expected to be in Columbus and its Franklin County suburbs – which already are preparing for the changes in population and demographics. But much of the growth will be in surrounding counties, their county seats, and rural [...]

Taxes are a factor in planning

How do we pay for the public services we want and need? How do our development patterns shape the cost of our streets, parks, trash pickup, safety, utilities, snow plowing, and other necessities of daily life in our communities? In the last Voices of insight2050 e-newsletter, Chris Hermann, a principal at MKSK Studios, made the [...]

May 22nd, 2018|Best Practices, Development, Voices of insight2050|

MORPC studies major mobility corridors

Insight2050 Corridor Concepts, a study managed by MORPC, is gathering information from stakeholder groups along five major corridors in Columbus and neighboring communities to gauge future development and transportation needs and opportunities. MORPC kicked off the study on November 30 with its partners: the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA); Columbus District Council of the Urban [...]

Balancing Growth and Taxes

Central Ohio is likely to grow by at least a half a million people by 2050. Older adults will be a larger percentage of the population. The average household will be smaller. And people will want a greater variety of housing and transportation options. So, let’s talk about … taxes? Yes, says Chris Hermann, a [...]

April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|