NBBJ Participates in “The Purpose Region” Workshops in Columbus

Reeb Avenue Center, Columbus, OH, March 16, 2017

Hosted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and NBBJ, “The Purpose Region” convened 100 bold leaders from across Central Ohio in a vibrant, day-long workshop to answer the question, what is our region’s purpose?

As the region grows larger and more diverse, and as the digital and physical worlds increasingly merge, we are addressing critical issues that affect the quality of life for everyone in Central Ohio.

Thanks to all who joined us for a day of rich discourse, debate and hands-on collaboration.

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* Registration closed at 5pm EST, Monday, March 6th.

Workshop Themes Include:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Workforce Development & Education
  • Health & Wellness

Workshop Facilitators:


  • 9:00am – Registration/breakfast
  • 9:20am – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:25am – Opening speaker
  • 9:30am – Firestarters
  • 10:00am – Break out into teams
  • 10:15am – Workshops begin
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 12:30pm – Workshops reconvene
  • 3:00pm – Summary presentations (each workshop group)
  • 3:55pm – Closing remarks