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The “Click, Learn, Go, Get: Framing the Marketplace” breakout event for the Columbus 2050 initiative took place on August 5th at The City in 2050 exhibit space in Easton Town Center. Throughout the event, local experts discussed and identified priorities for retail development in Central Ohio.  The following input gathered during the event will be used to inform a long-term strategic vision for Central Ohio and a publication that will be used to guide regional decision-making.

The event began with presentations by local experts in retail development. Presenters included Bill Dargusch of Metropolitan Partners and Chris Boring of Boulevard Strategies. Highlights from these presentations are shown in the following video:

After the presentations, participants engaged in roundtable discussions and generated the following responses:
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ULI Columbus hosted the “Plan it. Build it.: Delivering the New Community” breakout event for the Columbus 2050 initiative on July 22nd at The City in 2050 exhibit space in Easton Town Center. Throughout the event, local experts discussed and identified priorities for community development in Central Ohio.  The following input gathered during the event will be used to inform a long-term strategic vision for Central Ohio and a publication that will be used to guide regional decision-making.

The event began with presentations by local experts in community development and master planning. Presenters included Vince Papsidero of the City of Columbus Department of Development, Keith Myers of MSI Design, and Ralph Ireland of Steiner & Associates. Highlights from these presentations are shown in the following video:

After the presentations, participants engaged in roundtable discussions and generated the following responses:
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The “Whole Buildings: Engaging New Technology” breakout event at The City in 2050 exhibit space in Easton Town Center was hosted by ULI Columbus on June 24th as part of the Columbus 2050 initiative. Throughout the event, local experts discussed and identified priorities for buildings in Central Ohio.  The following input gathered during the event will be used to inform a long-term strategic vision for Central Ohio and a publication that will be used to guide regional decision-making.

The event began with presentations by experts in the design, operation and construction of Central Ohio buildings. Presenters included Michael Bongiorno of DesignGroup, Eric Mathis of Hines, and Daniel Jones of Turner Construction Company.  Highlights from these presentations are shown in the following video:

After the presentations, participants engaged in roundtable discussions and generated the following responses:
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ULI Columbus hosted the “Water, Power, Light: The New Infrastructure” breakout event on June 10th at The City in 2050 exhibit space in Easton Town Center as part of the Columbus 2050 initiative. Throughout the event, local utilities experts discussed and identified priorities for utilities in Central Ohio.  The following input gathered during the event will be used to inform a long-term strategic vision for Central Ohio and a publication that will be used to guide regional decision-making.

The event began with presentations by four experts in Central Ohio utilities. Presenters included Richard Westerfield of the City of Columbus Division of Power and Water, Steve Schoeny of SZD Whiteboard, and Andrew Boatright of the City of Westerville Electric Division. Highlights from these presentations are shown in the following video:

After the presentations, participants engaged in roundtable discussions and generated the following responses:
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While the breakout event for “Getting Around: Creative Transportation Solutions” has come and gone, our push for public participation has not.  Let us know what your priorities for transportation in Central Ohio are by leaving a comment answering the following questions:

What do you hope Central Ohio accomplishes with its transportation by 2050?

What are potential impediments to reaching those goals?

What specifically must we do over the next 39 years to reach our goals?

Summary of “Getting Around: Creative Transportation Solutions” Breakout Event


On May 20th at The City in 2050 exhibit space in Easton Town Center, ULI Columbus hosted the “Getting Around: Creative Transportation Solutions” breakout event for the Columbus 2050 initiative. Local experts in transportation worked together during the event to identify priorities for transportation in Central Ohio.  The following input gathered during the event will be used to inform a long-term strategic vision for Central Ohio and a publication that will be used to guide regional decision-making.

The event began with presentations by four experts in transportation. Presenters included Nancy Reger of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Michael Bradley of the Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Scott Phinney and Jim Barna of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Highlights from these presentations are shown in the following video:

After the presentations, participants engaged in roundtable discussions and generated the following responses:
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Although the breakout event for “Full Spectrum Housing: Shifting Market Preferences” has passed, we would love for you to contribute your input about what priorities for housing in Central Ohio should be.  Please leave your responses to the following questions by leaving a comment.

What do we hope to accomplish with our housing by 2050?

What are potential impediments to reaching those goals?

What specifically must we do over the next 39 years to reach our goals?



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