Category Archives: insight2050

Urban Land Institute Puts insight2050 in National Spotlight

An Urban Land Institute feature article focuses on central Ohio’s insight2050 initiative, a community-wide effort to engage everyone from residents to public officials in determining how our communities will evolve to accommodate future population growth that is expected to be dramatically different than the last 30 years. The goal of the effort is to create an open, productive dialogue among communities and their stakeholders that will lead to more effective long range planning to enhance quality of life and economic vitality. The narrative describes insight2050 and the collaborative efforts of … Read More

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National Housing Report Reveals Key Generational Trends

A recent study by the Joint Center on Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) confirms many of the findings of insight2050, a collaborative initiative among public and private partners in the Columbus Region designed to help communities proactively plan for population growth over the next 30 years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.         According to JCHS’s 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing report: Homeownership rates continue to decline across all age groups, single-family construction remains at historic lows and existing home sales … Read More

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Demand for Apartments Underscores Importance of insight2050

An increase in apartment construction that began in 2012 shows no signs of abating thanks to the Millennial generation’s attraction to urban, mixed-use communities, says Rob Vogt, a national real estate expert and ULI Columbus Advisory Board member in a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. Young adults who are saddled with college debt and staying single longer as well as empty nesters seeking to downsize are driving demand for pedestrian-friendly, mixed use neighborhoods with restaurants, shops and entertainment amenities, adds Vogt, partner at Vogt Santer Insights, a real estate … Read More

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insight2050 Initial Findings

Initial findings for insight2050 were presented last week by Calthorpe Associates. The firm observed significant growth and changing preferences in the region, and identified different regional growth scenarios to further analyze implications for a variety of metrics, such as land consumption, vehicle miles traveled, or household costs.  To view a summary of the initial findings, visit and click on “Resources”. To stay informed of the latest news surrounding insight2050: Sign up for this newsletter Join the insight2050 LinkedIn Group Visit Contact to schedule a presentation for your organization

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