Columbia at 50 – A Memoir of a City

Len Lazarick
Len Lazarick

The Business Monthly and long-time Columbia resident and well-known political journalist Len Lazarick are partnering to bring a collection of essays celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Columbia, MD. The essays, says Lazarick, “are about Columbia as a lived experience that brings us to the present, with a long view of how we got there and how it evolved from the plan, and in many cases was not planned at all.”

This is not a nostalgic series, but one of perspective and retrospect. Although, with that said, we are sure many people will nod or smile with remembrances of building a city from the ground up.

This 4-page insert will appear each month for one year in The Business Monthly newspaper starting in July 2016 and focus on specific topics, including business, media, shopping and retail, politics, schools, government, religion, environment, transportation, the arts, family, and sports. For more information about this special section, please contact our news department.

Download The Series Archives

Issue Title Month/Year  
Arts at the Heart of the New Town April 2017 Download Issue (PDF)
Respecting the Land While Building a City March 2017 Download Issue (PDF)
Interfaith Centers Sought to Bring Congregations Together February 2017 Download Issue (PDF)
Planning for a Healthy Community — An Innovative HMO, a Hospital Fight and the Quest for Wellness January 2017 Download Issue (PDF)
Schools Were Crucial Then and Now December 2016 Download Issue (PDF)
The Shifting Weight of Columbia Political Power November 2016 Download Issue (PDF)
Communications Part of Building Community; The Flier and All the Rest October 2016 Download Issue (PDF)
Village Centers and the Mall September 2016 Download Issue (PDF)
Columbia Downtown, Business Parks Went Up and Down With the Economy August 2016 Download Issue (PDF)
How the ‘Garden for Growing People’ Got Planted and Grew July 2016 Download Issue (PDF)

Series Sponsors

  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Columbia Association
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate
  • Harkins Builders
  • Horizon Foundation
  • Howard Bank