Professor: Innovation will change the future of working and living in Columbus

The Columbus Dispatch is exploring the future of Columbus and central Ohio for a series called CBusNEXT. The Ohio State University will play a central role in determining the future of the region. Imagining the city of the future is one area in which the university is making an impact.

Central Ohio is already the fastest-growing region in the state and could add more than a million people in the next few decades. During rapid changes in automation, transportation and demographics, The Ohio State University will be helping lead development of the region.

“We will continue to see the community take advantage of the university as a cultural center,” said Ned Hill, professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the City and Regional Planning section of the Knowlton School of Architecture. “It’s important that the university is keeping the campus alive and vital.”

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