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Columbus Region to Grow to 3 Million Residents by 2050

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Region to Grow to 3 Million Residents by 2050

When the Insight2050 study was first unveiled way back in 2014 by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), local planners projected that the Columbus region was on track to add another 500,000 people to its population by the year 2050. An update today confirms that the original projections were a little too conservative — we’re […]

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Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: MORPC’s William Murdock on Planning for Growth in Central Ohio

The Mid Ohio Planning Commission (MORPC) is working with Columbus 2020 and ULI Columbus to head up a new effort called insight2050. Planning firm Calthorpe and Associates has been hired to develop a detailed description of four different growth scenarios for the region. MORPC has shared the preliminary findings from the study, which aims to […]

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The Urbanophile Comes to Columbus

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This Wednesday, the Columbus Metropolitan Club will host a special guest speaker from Chicago, urban blogger Aaron Renn, better known as The Urbanophile from his popular online writings. Aaron will be presenting on the topic of how Columbus can position itself as a standout city both in the US and in the World. We spoke […]


A Fresh Start on Columbus Economic Development

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The futuristic-sounding year of 2020 is less than a decade away, and Alex Fischer wants to make sure that the city of Columbus is firing on all cylinders by the time we get there. As the President and CEO of the Columbus Partnership, Fischer has helped to spearhead the Columbus2020 project, which is a new […]


A Realistic Look at The Future of Central Ohio

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Columbus Futurists is the local chapter of the World Future Society, an organization dedicated to the intellectual discussion and anticipation of what lies in store for the future of the Central Ohio region. The group meets monthly to focus on specific topics of interest and generate ideas, forecasts and recommendations on what type of plans […]


Robert Liberty Brings Portland to Columbus

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Tomorrow afternoon, the Columbus Metropolitan Club will be hosting Robert Liberty from the Portland Metro Council for an event discussing regional governance and regional growth. This event is a part of the CMC’s ongoing “Growing Regional, Growing Smart” series that is presented in partnership with MORPC. Additionally, ColumbusUnderground.com has officially co-sponsored this event as the […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

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