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|

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|

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|

MORPC to Provide More Assistance to Local Government Members

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has announced the launch of the insight2050 Technical Assistance (TA) Program. The program will provide MORPC’s local government members located within its transportation planning area of Delaware and Franklin counties, Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County, New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County, and Jerome Township [...]

May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

March 2017 Voices of insight2050 Newsletter

insight2050 Academy Welcomes New Class The insight2050 Academy welcomed a new class of 23 public officials representing local governments and agencies from across Central Ohio. Participants in this six-part workshop series will acquire information, tools and resources to assist them and their communities as Central Ohio experiences growth and demographic changes. MORPC Executive Director William [...]

March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized, Voices of insight2050|

In Collaboration We Trust: insight2050 at the MORPC Summit on Sustainability

On Friday, October 21, MORPC held its annual Summit on Sustainability, bringing together over five hundred community leaders to exchange ideas and best practices to enhance the built environment in which we live. The insight2050 findings surrounding Central Ohio’s growing population and changing development preferences were again a topic of discussion at this year’s Summit. [...]

October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A Vibrant Region with a Bright Future

Residents of Central Ohio already know how the region has established itself as a smart, creative, energetic hub. However, it may surprise some folks outside of Ohio, how far we have come. Recently, Central Ohio has found itself on many impressive “Top” lists. Recent recognition includes the following: Best Cities for Young Professionals in 2016 [...]

April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Request for Proposals: Communications Consultant

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is requesting proposals from firms to provide professional communications and public outreach services for creating a work plan and strategies for Central Ohio local communities and professional planners and developers to utilize for enhanced resident awareness and engagement on issues and opportunities related to the insight2050 initiative. Please follow [...]

March 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Balancing Affordability, Walkability & Good Schools

Communities in Central Ohio and across the country are experiencing a growing demand for walkable, connected neighborhoods in good school systems. What steps can communities take to meet this demand while remaining affordable to residents? Places like Adams Morgan in the Washington, DC area might offer some answers. Read on to learn more about the importance [...]

February 16th, 2016|Development, Housing Preferences, Uncategorized, Walkability|