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Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Green Infrastructure and Neighborhood Pocket Parks Part of Blueprint Columbus Plan

Although it hasn’t inspired the kind of spirited debate that Mayor Coleman’s idea to create a rail link to the airport has, the city’s Blueprint Columbus program – which also got a shout-out in his recent State of the City speech – could potentially have an even bigger impact on the city. The program, if […]

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State of the City 2014 Focuses on Quality of Life Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans State of the City 2014 Focuses on Quality of Life Issues

A common thread that has emerged from previous State of the City addresses is that the annual event is not a time for grand flashy announcements, but instead one where focus areas should be defined for future initiatives. Keeping with that theme, the 2014 edition of Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s State of the City made […]

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Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Brent Warren Brent Warren Columbus Idea Foundry Excited About Move to Franklinton

Last night in his State of the City address, Mayor Coleman announced that the Columbus Idea Foundry would be moving to East Franklinton. Today we can confirm that the specific destination is 421 W. State Street, a building the Franklinton Development Association purchased last summer with the help of a Green Columbus Grant from the […]

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State of the City 2013: Plan for Schools, Improving Recycling and Franklinton News

Brent Warren Brent Warren State of the City 2013: Plan for Schools, Improving Recycling and Franklinton News

In his 14th State of the City address, Mayor Coleman looked backed on the city’s Bicentennial year and ticked off a list of accolades and accomplishments; 3,300 new jobs, a drop in both violent and property crimes, recognition by national publications as a smart and affordable city with a humming economy. Coleman, who’s never shy […]

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Philanthropy Friday: A Poem of Inspiration

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Philanthropy Friday: A Poem of Inspiration

Barbara Fant, an extremely talented and community-minded Columbus artist, was commissioned by The Columbus Foundation to create a spoken-word piece to celebrate and reflect on Columbus’ Bicentennial. The piece, Today Beginning Again– “For Columbus,” premiered at the Foundation on February 14, 2012, the city’s 200th birthday. Most recently, Barbara preformed the work at the Ohio […]

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State of the City 2012: South Side Renewal, Fighting Blight, and Swagger

Walker Evans Walker Evans State of the City 2012: South Side Renewal, Fighting Blight, and Swagger

The annual State of the City Address provides citizens with an update on what has been accomplished over the course of the past year, and sets the tone for projects that will be focused upon for the upcoming year. Tonight’s event may have been short on grand announcements, but was sprinkled with many smaller milestones […]

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Earl W. Smith’s State of the City 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans Earl W. Smith’s State of the City 2011

Last week, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman delivered the annual State of the City Address (which you can read about HERE) which focused on safety, jobs and new housing opportunities. The following day, GOP Mayoral Candidate Earl W. Smith released his response to the State of the City address. In his response, Smith states that […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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