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The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Futurist Rebecca Ryan

As we navigate change, how can we create actionable plans for the future? Futurist Rebecca Ryan has a few ideas. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, her past work in Columbus led to the advent of the city’s young professional initiatives. We discussed the work of a futurist, the tangible things that can be done to improve […]

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The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind […]

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Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mayors, Amtrak Make Pitch for Ohio Expansion

Amtrak officials are enlisting Ohio’s local leaders to make the case for the expansion of passenger rail service in the state. At a virtual media event held yesterday with the mayors of Cleveland, Dayton and Crestline, Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn stressed the importance of Ohio to the agency’s overall expansion plans. Amtrak’s 2035 Vision plan […]

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Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Planners See “Window of Opportunity” for Amtrak in Ohio

There’s been a flurry of news about Amtrak over the last few months. Earlier this year Amtrak released its 2035 Vision plan, sharing a map of routes that would be implemented if the passenger rail service received full funding from the federal government. Included on the map was the 3-C Corridor, which would connect Columbus […]

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Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Federal Funds Directed Toward Two Transit Corridor Projects

The first two transit corridors planned under the LinkUs initiative have made it onto a list of projects that will receive federal funding within the next four years. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) maintains the list – called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – and announced last week that both the Northwest corridor and […]

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Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

In the last few years a handful of cities – led by Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon – have receive national attention for making changes to their zoning codes. Although zoning reform is not typically the kind of story that makes it past the local paper, the New York Times, Politico and many other national outlets […]

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Despite Pandemic, Columbus MSA on Track to Reach Population of 3 Million by 2050

Walker Evans Walker Evans Despite Pandemic, Columbus MSA on Track to Reach Population of 3 Million by 2050

Many Americans have been on the move in 2020, and many have attributed their relocations to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. According to a Pew Research study conducted in June, approximately 22% of Americans either relocated or knew someone who relocated due specifically to COVID-19. Locally, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) conducted their own research […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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