Insight2050 is a collaborative initiative designed to help communities proactively plan for development and population growth over the next 30+ years that is expected to be dramatically different from the past.

The initiative produced a regional analysis and data-rich report that enables local and regional policy makers, business leaders, developers, and public stakeholders to evaluate the effect of future land use decisions on specific factors that influence our communities’ quality of life. These factors include land consumption, mobility, and the fiscal, environmental, and public health impacts of development and investment choices.

Insight2050 provides guidance, planning resources, and community engagement tools to enable residents and their governments, as well as the real estate and business communities, to evaluate local development opportunities and make informed decisions.

Technical Assistance Program

Our insight2050 Technical Assistance Program (TA Program) provides assistance from MORPC staff to local government members within the boundary of the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the planning of transportation and community development efforts related to the findings of insight2050 and goals of our Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Through the TA Program, MORPC staff will assist member communities with specific planning services related to transportation, air quality, traffic, and other projects that support consideration of transportation in land use planning and/or demonstrate the benefits of various modes of transportation.

The MORPC insight2050 TA Program awards technical assistance services via a competitive application process. For more information about the TA Program and to learn about the 2017 community awardees, please view the TA Program Press Release and TA Program FAQs.

insight2050 Academy

The insight2050 Academy is a multi-day leadership class where participants engage in critical thinking about planning for growth and development; develop effective communication strategies for community involvement; and grow their personal and professional networks by connecting with fellow decision-makers, practitioners, and civic and community leaders. For more information, visit the academy webpage.


insight2050 Corridor Concepts

In partnership with the City of Columbus, the Columbus Partnership, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), The Columbus Foundation, and several local jurisdictions, we studied current and various future development patterns along selected major thoroughfares. This study is helping Central Ohio communities to understand the impacts of various development patterns, as well as the relationship between these corridors and various types of high-capacity transit technologies. The study offers specific recommendations to promote the best-case scenario for each corridor. The findings were released April 30, 2019.

insight2050 Social Media Toolkit

The insight2050 Social Media Toolkit assists MORPC members to share information about Central Ohio’s population growth and development trends. The Toolkit contains statistics, customizable graphics, newsletter templates and more — all meant for the fast-paced world of social media.

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Corridor Concepts Social Media

  • Brief video testimonials discussing insight2050 Corridor Concepts are available on MORPC’s Vimeo page.

Public information officers and communications staff are encouraged to contact Jennifer Noll for more information and to obtain the complete Toolkit.


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