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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|

Practitioners Complete Spring 2018 insight2050 Academy

The Spring 2018 insight2050 Academy sent 22 more practitioners out to guide the region’s growth armed with greater knowledge and understanding. Class members received their certificates March 23 after a four-session Academy jointly organized by MORPC and the Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society and held at OSU’s Longaberger Alumni House. It was the fourth [...]

Spring 2018 insight2050 Academy open for registration

Registration has begun for the Spring 2018 insight2050 Academy.  Jointly organized by MORPC and The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society, the series is intended for planners, architects, and other development practitioners. Knowlton School graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. The sessions will convene from 8-11 a.m. on March 2, 9, 16, [...]

Urbane urban design

People tend to talk about design in terms of aesthetics: A pretty picture. A stylish outfit. An elegant sculpture. A house with curb appeal. But really, design means planning. A lot of thinking and planning and consideration of obscure details goes into creating those things. The same is true with developments and neighborhoods. A building’s [...]

Borror embraces trend toward urban projects

Executives at Borror Properties already were becoming attuned to urban opportunities when they learned in late 2014 that the market for large-lot, single-family, suburban homes may already have reached the saturation point in Central Ohio. CEO Doug Borror – a child of the suburbs and the second-generation head of a company that built its name [...]

insight2050 helps guide Whitehall development strategy

Central Ohio communities have their own shapes, sizes, histories, and even personalities. They cannot absorb the population growth and demographic changes coming to the region with a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why insight2050 was developed as a tool, rather than a regional plan – a body of information to help cities and towns grow as they [...]