Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Columbus United States of America
In September of 2014 an older adult and blind walk audit was completed in downtown with Village Connections and the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Columbus Public Health also released a Walkability Assessment Checklist and, utilizing resident volunteers, has completed over 40 assessments in Columbus neighborhoods.
In November of 2014, the Kirwin Institute for the study of Race and Ethnicity, The Ohio State University School of Social Work, The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, and The Columbus Foundation published “Meeting the challenges of an aging population with success,” a report with the aim of providing tools for the community to create innovative and meaningful interventions in the lives of Columbus older adults.
The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission published “Insight 2050” in February of 2015, which reports solid and defensible information about fiscal, mobility, environmental, and public health impacts of development and investment choices fro the future of Columbus. Connect Columbus launched in 2015 in the City of Columbus Public Services Department and is a long-range, multi-modal transportation planning effort to determine how Columbus should move over the next several decades. This project offers the opportunity for residents to shape the way transportation in Columbus will look in the future. Research and planning efforts are underway in Columbus and are engaging residents for input and advice on how to make a better city for all ages.