Columbus Rose Fellowship

Columbus, under the leadership of Mayor Ginther, has been selected by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use to participate in the Daniel Rose Fellowship, a program of the National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The program provides professional development opportunities to its fellows, who are appointed by each city’s mayor. Columbus’ Rose Fellows are Dawn Tyler Lee, Mayor Ginther’s Deputy Director of External Affairs, Steve Schoeny, Director of Development, and Brent Sobczak, President of CASTO Communities. The program will also provide Columbus with technical assistance on how to preserve and encourage mixed income neighborhoods. That is, what can be done to ensure that all neighborhoods of the city include housing for people with a wide variety of incomes? This analysis will focus on a study area consisting of portions of the Near East, Near South, and South Sides, with the intent that lessons learned would apply in other neighborhoods. National experts from around the country will study the area, spend a week in Columbus in April, and develop a list of recommendations for the city’s consideration.  
  • What is the focus of the Columbus Rose Fellowship?
  • View the Presentation from the Visiting Experts
  • Read the National League of Cities’ blog post on the Columbus Rose Fellowship Panel Visit
  • Read the Summary of the Columbus Rose Fellowship Mixed Income Neighborhoods Survey
  • Study Area Existing Conditions
  • Additional Resources