Trips to peer cities around the country. During learning trips participants explore and engage communities from the inner workings of their respective systems. These civic exploration and learning trips allow Commission and community members the opportunity to see cities in new and different ways. Trips are anchored in meetings with non-profit representatives, public and elected officials, business ecosystem disruptors, community creators and leaders, artists, and makers.

Participants return to Columbus richer in knowledge and relationships that help us do better for our city–whatever better is within each of our own realms of civic change and impact.
  • 2020 Create Columbus Learning Trip // Indianapolis, Indiana | August 2020
  • 2019 Create Columbus Learning Trip // Louisville | August 15-17, 2019
  • 2018 Create Columbus Learning Trip // Detroit | July 26-29, 2018
  • 2017 Create Columbus Learning Trip // Pittsburgh | July 20-24, 2017

A limited number of slots are open to the public; to learn more about joining an upcoming civic learning trip please contact