In January, AIA Columbus hosted a lecture panel on the Rapid 5 Project, an initiative to develop an integrated open space network in Central Ohio that will prescribe how to best use our natural assets to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, and health, and preserve natural resources and environmental health. Five firms (AECOM, EDGE, MKSK, NBBJ, and REALM) studied ways to knit all five waterways in Franklin County (the Big Darby, Scioto River, Olentangy River, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut Creek) into a single cohesive system infused with exciting new ideas, expanded access, and community voices to benefit all of Central Ohio. In conjunction with the lecture, the Rapid 5 Project exhibit was on display at the Center for Architecture and Design. Learn more about the Rapid 5 Project: