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Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: North Fourth Street in Italian Village

While the High Street stretch of the Short North has become very well known as ground zero for construction, there’s an even larger amount of new development occurring along the strip of North Fourth Street in Italian Village just two blocks east. Just a few short years ago, this street was best known for being […]

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NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: When Columbus’ Population Doubles, Which Neighborhoods Will Prosper or Languish?

I was driving up Sawmill a few months back, allowing the retail stores, doctor’s offices, schools, child day care centers, apartments, and M/I Homes to glide by me. Although not exactly where I’d like to live, this part of Columbus is pleasant enough, perhaps a stereotypical suburban setting. As a futurist, I frequently rely upon […]

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Fast Forward: The Long Street Corridor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: The Long Street Corridor

In terms of popularity and importance, the crossroads of High Street and Broad Street are top of mind when it comes to Downtown Columbus. And while the changes and evolution of places like Gay Street and Nationwide Boulevard have been well documented, there’s also a stretch of Long Street that is rapidly transforming from sleepy […]

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NEXT: A Precarious Economy?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A Precarious Economy?

I was having lunch with a colleague the other day, when he told me about a plumbing problem that required an emergency visit by a plumber. The plumber immediately diagnosed the problem before it got worse, told my colleague the solution, and said it would cost $300. What was interesting, he said, was the way […]

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NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Next-Generation Educational Technology

GPS, Google Maps, The Internet, robotic (driverless) cars, virtual personal assistants. These are just some of the civilian applications that were originally developed at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA is the R&D group within the Department of Defense responsible for developing next-generation technologies for the military. Often, the ideas emanating from DARPA spill […]

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Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast Forward: East Franklinton & The Scioto Peninsula

As the City of Columbus continues to grow, many neighborhoods are evolving along with it. One area in particular that will see rapid transformation over the course of the next decade is the area just west of Downtown Columbus. Large-scale plans have been announced for the 21 acres of land adjacent to the Scioto River, now […]

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NEXT: What Comes After Globalization?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What Comes After Globalization?

This weekend, Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, which sent sighs of relief in Brussels. Had Le Pen won, she would have certainly pulled France out of the European Union as the British voted to do last year. There would be little hope of the EU surviving the withdrawal of […]

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