State of the Region

JANUARY 13, 2015

This year’s 2015 State of the Region keynote speaker is Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy of Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, a San Francisco-based transportation planning and engineering firm that focuses on sustainable mobility. MORPC’s annual State of the Region luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Hilton in downtown Columbus. The mission of this prestigious event is to recognize our region’s accomplishments and inspire our community for future growth and success.

For more than 20 years, Tumlin has developed transformative plans throughout the world that accommodate millions of square feet of growth with no net increase in motor vehicle traffic. He has led award-winning plans in cities from Seattle and Vancouver to Moscow and Abu Dhabi that help balance all modes of transportation in complex places to achieve a community’s wider goals and best utilize their limited resources. Currently Nelson/Nygaard is working on several important Central Ohio projects with COTA and the City of Columbus.

Tumlin is renowned for helping people define what they value and building consensus on complex and controversial projects. He provides residents and stakeholders the tools they need to evaluate their transportation investments in the context of achieving their long-term goals. He understands that managing parking and transportation demand is a critical tool for revitalizing city centers and creating sustainable places.

Tumlin projects have won awards from the U.S. General Services Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers, American Planning Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urban Land Institute. He is the author of Sustainable Transportation: Tools for Creating Healthy, Vibrant and Resilient Communities, published by Wiley in 2012.

Online registration for the State of the Region is available at Early bird tickets are available for $85 each or $850 for a table of ten. After March 6, tickets will be available for $95 each. For more information, please contact Bernice Cage at 614-233-4157 or