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Editorial: A Reintroduction to Columbus Underground

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: A Reintroduction to Columbus Underground

As Columbus Underground celebrates its fifteenth year in 2016, we thought it would be a good time to reintroduce ourselves to the community. Not only has Columbus changed drastically over the past decade and a half, but so has Columbus Underground, as well as its mission and purpose. Without diving too deep into the history, […]

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Next: Does Privacy have a future?

David Staley David Staley Next: Does Privacy have a future?

Dave Eggers’ novel The Circle describes a near-term future where the desire for privacy marks one as a sociopath. In the world Eggers describes, ubiquitous cameras, social media and other surveillance technologies mean that every action is observable by everyone on earth. Initially, wearable cameras that record a person’s every action are placed around politician’s necks, […]

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Opinion: Columbus Needs to Commit to Age-Friendly Communities

Michael Stinziano Michael Stinziano Opinion: Columbus Needs to Commit to Age-Friendly Communities

In addition to the 2 million current residents confirmed by the Census Bureau last Thursday, Columbus is projected to grow by more than 500,000 people over the next 30 years, largely in the age group 65 and older. As we look around the community that we’ve grown into, and the large number of young professional […]

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Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Christine Happel Christine Happel Opinion: A New Vision For Columbus

Columbus is a city of possibilities. Our city is skyrocketing in popularity. It is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. There is so much creative capital in Columbus leading to new solutions. We are a city on the rise. But as the arts, culture and amenities are […]

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NEXT: Can we “Hack the Planet” to Counter Climate Change?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Can we “Hack the Planet” to Counter Climate Change?

When Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted in 1991, the enormous quantity of sulfur it spewed into the atmosphere blocked enough of the sun’s rays to drop planet-wide temperatures by half a degree Celsius. Large volcanic eruptions throughout history have had similar climate-cooling effects. Some scientists and engineers have proposed that artificially inducing similar conditions […]

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NEXT: What is the Future of the Suburbs?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What is the Future of the Suburbs?

On Friday February 26, I will be participating in a panel discussion sponsored by Ohio State’s Center for Urban and Regional Analysis asking the question “What is the future of suburbs?” and I thought I would give you a sneak peek of what I plan to say. I should start by saying that it is […]

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Opinion: Some Neighbors Remain Opposed to White Castle Development

Joyce Martin Joyce Martin Opinion: Some Neighbors Remain Opposed to White Castle Development

The Ingram family, owners of White Castle System Inc., have, partnered with the City of Columbus and Borror Properties to build a six-to-eight-story mixed-use development at Second Avenue and High Street in the Short North. The development would provide an attractive modern exterior for the area. However, the addition of such a large structure would also […]

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