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Columbus Makes Efforts Toward Sustainability

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus Makes Efforts Toward Sustainability

A recent data byte by Community Research Partners in Columbus showed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the suburbs to be more than twice those in Downtown Columbus. The source data is from a report by the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at UC Berkeley, which assesses the nation’s efforts toward resource consumption reduction. According to […]

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Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus will Host 2016 Safe Routes to School Conference

Hundreds of planners, elected officials and community activists are expected to flock to Columbus in 2016 to address one very specific issue: creating safe routes for children to walk from home to school. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the National Center for Safe Routes to School announced […]

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Olentangy West Area Gets First Neighborhood Plan

Brent Warren Brent Warren Olentangy West Area Gets First Neighborhood Plan

City planners and neighborhood leaders hope that a new plan brings some attention to a part of the city that has sometimes been overlooked. Despite being home to over 11,000 people, the collection of Columbus neighborhoods known as Olentangy West maintains a relatively low profile. That may be because the area, which is defined roughly […]

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Can Northwest Columbus Become a Walkable Neighborhood?

 Alex Silbajoris Can Northwest Columbus Become a Walkable Neighborhood?

My part of northwest Columbus is routinely dismissed as car-dependent, but is it, really? Recent improvements point to changes in urban planning, while some elements remain out-dated. I’m in a 1960s neighborhood alongside Kenny Road, quiet, with leafy meandering streets. It was certainly designed as car-dependent, with no sidewalks, and a garage attached to every […]

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Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

Walker Evans Walker Evans Town and Rich Streets to Go Two-Way in Franklinton

The finalized East Franklinton Plan was presented in July and lays out a dense urban future for this near-Downtown neighborhood that is slated to be filled with art studios, apartments, corner cafes and creativity. One critical portion of the plan that was discussed in greater detail at a public meeting this evening was that of […]

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Columbus Ranked 27th Most Walkable City

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Ranked 27th Most Walkable City

XING Columbus wrote Columbus Ranked 27th Most Walkable City July 26, 2008 by johnwirtz If you’ve never been to WalkScore.com, it’s a pretty cool site that allows you to input an address and get a walkability score out of 100. The score is based on proximity to destinations such as stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. […]

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