Think Big: Dreaming Up the Columbus of Our Future

We asked Columbus visionaries how we can build on what we have to keep the momentum going—and maybe even jump-start it. What resulted is nothing short of inspirational.
From the Editor

From the Editor: Future’s So Bright

Our cover story this month takes a break from the here and now to travel to the future, one that’s envisioned by some really smart people (including a few suggestions from our editors).
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The Dreamers: Avishar Barua, chef

Dream: Create a culture that fosters culinary creativity

Watershed Moment

One of the city’s biggest ideas is underway in Downtown Columbus. The Scioto Greenways project is transforming Downtown right before our eyes.

The Dreamers: Elfi Di Bella, YWCA Columbus

Dream: Create more supportive housing

Shelters Bring People Home, for Now

At Faith Mission’s emergency shelters for homeless people, every imaginable space is being used to house one, two, three more people who might otherwise spend the night in the brutal elements of a Midwestern winter. Meet some of the people who call Faith Mission’s shelters home, at least for the time being, and the people working to get them back on track.

The Dreamers: Alex Bandar, Columbus Idea Foundry

Dream: Foster innovation through partnerships

The Dreamers: Cindy Foley, Columbus Museum of Art

Dream: Establish centers for creativity in learning institutions
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Downtown's Rebirth

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