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insight2050, affordable housing are Summit topics

insight2050 was a common thread woven through the breakout and plenary sessions during MORPC’s 10th annual Summit on Sustainability & the Environment on Nov. 14. In particular, many speakers addressed a need for livable and walkable communities with affordable housing. In fact, that was the theme of a morning breakout session on “Returning ‘Missing Middle’ [...]

Communities prepare for similar futures in diverse ways

When MORPC’s insight2050 team got Technical Assistance applications back from the selection committee in September, the breakdown looked simple: Two Central Ohio cities wanted help developing complete streets policies, and two other communities wanted help with plans for walkable, mixed-use developments within their boundaries. The reality is more complex – and more reflective of the [...]

Register for the Summit on Sustainability Before it’s Too Late

Register for the Summit on Sustainability Before it's Too Late   Join the conversation at this year’s Summit on Sustainability and don't forget to register for a ticket before it's too late!       The Summit on Sustainability will bring hundreds of community leaders together, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, to explore and share sustainable ideas and [...]

October 30th, 2017|Events, Uncategorized, Voices of insight2050|

Latest Academy class gains insight2050 knowledge

Fifteen “students” in the third insight2050 Academy – the first designed for Civic Leaders - graduated October 17 after a three-session program that provoked good discussion and enthusiasm. Class members represented at least eight communities in addition to Columbus neighborhoods. Some were municipal employees, some were civic volunteers, and some represented businesses or professional organizations. [...]

Housing growth leaves many behind

Accommodating up to one million more people in Central Ohio by 2050 is a daunting challenge. Ensuring there is affordable housing for people of all income levels is even more complicated – especially considering the fact that the Columbus housing market already has a 55,000-unit gap between the supply of low-income housing and the strong [...]

September 28th, 2017|Best Practices, Development, Housing Preferences, Population Growth|

MORPC Awards Technical Assistance to Four Central Ohio Communities

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) awarded technical assistance to four Central Ohio communities - the cities of Delaware, Westerville, Worthington, and Violet Township. The insight2050 Technical Assistance Program (TA Program), funded through MORPC’s Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP), provides MORPC staff assistance to local government members within the transportation planning area of Delaware and [...]

September 28th, 2017|Best Practices, Development, Transportation, Voices of insight2050|

Register for Fall insight2050 Academy

This is the last call for applications to the Autumn Class of the insight2050 Academy. The application period has been extended to September 29. The first class of the three-session series begins on Tuesday, October 3. This series is geared for citizen activists – neighborhood/community associations, engaged residents, preservation community, and others. The October 3 [...]

Register for Fall insight2050 Academy for Civic Leaders

The Autumn Class of the insight2050 Academy will meet on the evenings of October 3, 10, and 17. Three two-hour sessions will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in different locations. The Academy is designed for residents who are active in their neighborhoods and communities and who want to have a better understanding of the [...]

August 29th, 2017|insight2050 Academy|

Innovative Transit Program Connects Workers to Downtown Jobs

What does a “free” bus pass for downtown commuters have to do with the cost of new housing in Columbus? How do parking-space requirements in zoning codes affect the cost of transit and commercial rents? What do downtown office vacancy rates have to do with rainy rush-hour delays on local freeways? The answers may not [...]

August 29th, 2017|Transportation|

Final Form-Based Code Workshop Comes to Columbus

Registration is open for FBC 301: Formulating, Adopting and Administering a Code, a form-based zoning code workshop. The workshop will be held on September 18 and 19 hosted by MORPC and conducted by the Form Based Codes Institute. It is the second form-based code workshop in Columbus this summer. The first, in late June, was [...]

August 29th, 2017|Workshops|