The Spring 2020 insight2050 Academy will focus on the role of design in affordable housing. The sessions, which MORPC is co-hosting with Ohio State’s Knowlton School Alumni Society, will be April 3, 10, and 17. They are aimed at design practitioners in architecture, planning, and related fields. The April 10 session will include hands-on project work in teams.

Among other things, the academy will explore the concept of “missing middle” housing – typically smaller-scale infill development of multi-unit buildings designed to fit the context of surrounding neighborhoods. Duplexes, four-plexes, row houses, and courtyard buildings are some examples.

Cost for the Academy is $120, part of which will aid the alumni society’s scholarship fund. Applicants for this academy are asked to do some homework before the sessions begin. The application form will include links to articles that will serve as an introduction to topics the speakers will address in the April 3 session. All sessions are from 9 a.m. until noon on Fridays at MORPC.