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|

Interview with Columbus Underground

Issue 5 | September 4, 2014 Below is an excerpt from a Columbus Underground interview by Walker Evans and Brent Warren, with Executive Director William Murdock and Director of Planning and Environment Kerstin Carr, both representing MORPC on the insight2050 project. The complete interview is available on columbusunderground.com. CU: Can you explain first-off how insight2050 [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Meet the Lead Consultant: Joe Distefano

Issue 4 | August 21, 2014 Joe DiStefano is the principal leading the regional and large-scale master planning team at Calthorpe Associates including efforts in Utah, Southern California, post-hurricane Louisiana, Mexico City and now, Central Ohio. He leads the team that develops and deploys cutting-edge scenario development and modeling tools, including the UrbanFootprint platform, and [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Peter Calthorpe on insight2050

Issue 3 | August 7, 2014 MORPC 2014 State of the Region - Part 2 from MORPC on Vimeo. Peter Calthorpe, renowned planner and leader of the firm selected to conduct insight2050, was the keynote speaker at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)'s State of the Region luncheon in April. Calthorpe, whose firm developed the [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Meet the Key Players

Issue 2 | July 24, 2014 Yaromir Steiner (Steiner + Associates), Peter Calthorpe (Calthorpe Associates) & William Murdock (MORPC) insight2050 Steering Committee Public and private leaders from around the region were invited to be part of the insight2050 Steering Committee with the goal of representing various disciplines affected by land use development – from transportation, [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Introducing insight2050

Issue 1 | July 10, 2014 Dramatic change is coming to Central Ohio in the next 40 years: our region is expected to grow by more than 500,000 people, 300,000 jobs, and 300,000 new housing units. Our households will be smaller, older, and more diverse. To help evaluate and prepare for the impacts of future [...]

November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|