In the fourteenth episode we are joined by Alex Bandar the founder and CEO of the Columbus Idea Foundry located in Franklinton. During this episode we talk about what a makerspace actually is, how the Idea Foundry got started, and what the newest Franklinton location is used you. Finally we discuss what innovation will look like for Columbus, and how the Idea Foundry could be apart of it.
In the thirteenth episode we talk about how community colleges and four-year universities are developing programs that prepare students for in-demand jobs, the college credit plus program, and a new innovation center called The Point at Otterbein University. Finally we discuss how this facility provides students new opportunities regarding the workforce and training experiences.
In the twelfth episode we discuss what education could look like in the future, how technology is playing a big role in future education, and talk about how some local schools are already adapting to this new technology. Finally we talk about a newer program called Flipped Classroom, which allows students to watch the lesson at home and then complete the homework in a classroom setting.
In the eleventh episode we talk about health care and what we expect to see in the next twenty years, what telemedicine is and how it will be used in the future, we also describe the very robust ORIEN database that’s expected to be built. We finally explain what role that Columbus will play in all of these medical, technological advancements.
In the tenth episode we discuss climate change, how ecosystems are heating up, and how animals will respond to temperature changes. We also talk about what climate change will mean for farmers, and what are some suggestions to slow climate change down.
In the ninth episode we talk about affordable housing in the Columbus region, low-income renters, and the need for a new rental assistance-funding program. We also discuss the importance of housing, and how its sustainability is a key platform for people to succeed in life.
During the eighth episode we talk about the recent development in Olde Towne East and Franklinton, why the Scioto Peninsula is appealing to developers, and the history behind the Olde Towne East neighborhood.
In the seventh episode, we discuss what the Bridge Street District project is, what value this adds to the Dublin real estate market, and what you can expect to see in 20 years with the Bridge Street project.
During the sixth episode we talk about the future of housing in Columbus, what the appropriate levels of density and regulations are, and which trends are changing the housing markets. We also discuss the patterns of millennials and buying homes, and how houses have changed compared to 20 years ago.
During the fourth episode, we discuss what immigrants bring to Columbus, what the city is doing to help these people, and what the difference is between people who are undocumented, refugees, and immigrants.
In the third episode we talk about transpiration in Columbus, what cars will look like in the future, and how we will travel from one place to another. Also discuss the ideas on autonomous vehicles and how these cars could play an upcoming role.
In this first episode, we explore how Columbus has grown and what that means for the area. How will the growth change where people live, play, work and get around? We also discuss some predictions from 1931. Spoiler alert: Some of them were right.