Columbus Planning Classroom

The Columbus Planning Classroom (CPC) provides educational materials and training offered by the Columbus Planning Division on city planning matters. The goal is to elevate resident understanding and engagement on planning and development topics such as land use, zoning, transit, housing, other key growth related topics that affect our quality of life. Education on these matters is a key step toward effective citizen engagement, which is a necessary step toward ensuring that the next generation of Columbus’ growth creates equity.

Columbus Planning Classroom currently includes 7 different classroom series. Each series is focused on one topic, and the topics are listed on the right side of this page. To access the materials for each classroom topic, simply click the topic name and you will be redirected to that classroom page.

Planning Division Overview

This classroom provides a description of the Columbus Planning Division staff and responsibilities.

What is City Planning?

This classroom provides an introduction to the field of city planning and includes information on the benefits of planning and links to related resources.

Columbus Citywide Planning Policies

This classroom covers Columbus Citywide Planning Policies (“C2P2”), which includes citywide land use and design policy. 

Historic Preservation and Design Review

This classroom provides an introduction to the topic of historic preservation. 

Plan Implementation

This classroom provides information about efforts and activities that are used to implement Columbus adopted plan land use recommendations. 

Columbus Planning Academy

The Columbus Planning Academy (CPA) is designed to educate community members about land use planning in the city of Columbus so that community members may be informed and involved in a land use plan process. 

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Columbus Planning has established quarterly walking tours as a way to get to know our neighborhoods.