Category Archives: The City in 2050

Columbus 2050: Creating Blueprints for Change

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  Central Ohio is young, diverse, and growing. Today, with a population of over 2 million, more people live in the 12-county region of Central Ohio than in the entire state of West Virginia. Cultural diversity ranges from Amish rural to international cosmopolitan, and the economy encompasses everything from world-class horse breeding to repair of missile guidance systems. The metrics of Central Ohio illustrate trends in population growth, economic strength, and patterns of development. Predictions include more—and more diverse—people in Central Ohio by 2050. To remain competitive, the region must plan … Read More

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Columbus 2050 Sneak Peek!

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Join ULI Columbus and its partners on June 6, 2012, as we release the Columbus 2050 strategic vision and continue the dialogue of how we will LIVE, WORK, and PLAY in Columbus in the year 2050. Register Here  *The above excerpt is from the Columbus 2050 report, the report will not be available until June 6th at the Columbus 2050 Release Event.

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Columbus 2050 Video Contest

ACTION! Submit a 30-60 second vid 4 #Cbus2050 Student Vid Contest @ULI_Columbus FB. What will you be doing in 2050? http://on.fb.me/IveNuZ The Columbus 2050 Student Video contest is designed to give students a voice in a very important civic initiative, Columbus 2050 (http://columbus.uli.org/Columbus%202050.aspx). Since today’s students and their children will be our legacy in the year 2050 we want to hear what they want from their city. The challenge is for students (age 14-18) from Central Ohio to create a short 30-60 second, original video that answers the question of … Read More

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ULI Columbus Presents: Columbus 2050

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Join ULI Columbus and its partners on June 6, 2012, as we release the Columbus 2050 strategic vision and continue the dialogue of how we will LIVE, WORK, and PLAY in Columbus in the year 2050. Register here. Over the past 40 years, the population of Central Ohio has grown by 707,000 people, adding 235,900 between 2000 and 2010 alone. If the region grows at even half the rate of the past ten years, 604,000 will be added to the area by 2050. Absorbing a population that equates to the … Read More

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Metro Metrics: Urban Competitiveness Redefined

On August 12th, ULI Columbus hosted the “Metro Metrics: Urban Competitiveness Redefined” breakout event for the Columbus 2050 initiative. The event took place at Easton Town Center where the national City in 2050 exhibit was on display until August 25th. Throughout the event, local experts discussed and identified priorities for development in Central Ohio based on regional demographic trends.  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 … Read More

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Click, Learn, Go, Get: Framing the Marketplace

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 … Read More

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Plan it. Build it. Delivering the New Community

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 … Read More

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The “Whole Buildings: Engaging New Technology” Event

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 … Read More

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“Water, Power, Light: The New Infrastructure” Breakout Event

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. … Read More

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What Are Your Priorities for Transportation in Central Ohio?

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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?

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