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Spring 2014: Wasson Way Studio

The Niehoff Urban Studio hosted a verity of courses for the spring 2014 semester; the primary studio course continued work on the Wasson Way bicycle trail and light rail corridor. This planning effort was kick started by the Community Planning Workshop led by the Community Design Center in October 2013. The Wasson Way studio focused on the interdisciplinary collaboration between urban planning, civil engineering, real estate, and urban studies students.

Open house and presentation photos

Open House Urban Cincy Video

Wasson Way Studio Report

Projects by category:

Transit Oriented Development

Stormwater and Evironmental

Transportation Network and Engineering

Transit HUB Design

Recreation and Public Amenities

Development Opportunities

Social, Cultural, and Perceptual Issues

 
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Spring 2014: Landscape Infastructure Seminar

The in addition to the primary studio focused on Wasson Way, the Niehoff Urban Studio Hosted a seminar through the horticulture department. This course focused on landscape infrastructure and continued the ongoing repationship with the East End neighborhood to explore how landscape infrastructure can be used to lessen the effects of climate change and how adaptation strategies can be applied in the East End.

Scenario Planning In Cincinnati's East End Poster | Report

 
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Fall 2013: Reseach for Wasson Way

In the fall 2013 semester civil engineering capstone students began research for the Wasson Way light rail and bikeway corridor. The fall semester built the foundation for continuing the work in the spring 2014 term when the engineering students will be joined by planning capstone students. Together the teams will further explore the potential development of the Wasson Way Corridor.

Open house and presentation photos

Rails With Trails

Bike Path

Light Rail Transit

Transit Oriented Development

Wasson Way Corridor Zoning

Stormwater Management

Environmental Concerns

All Wasson Way Student Work

 
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Fall 2013: Fairmount Community Renaissance

This Master of City Planning course focused on planning for the underserved Fairmount Neighborhoods of Cincinnati. The course introduced the challenges environmental hazards, stormwater management, and planning for a reduced population. The final result was plans for the various neighborhoods and highlighting the strengths and opportunities for new development.

Open house and presentation photos

English Woods Development Poster | Report

North Fairmount Neighborhood Plan Poster | Report

Creating Livable Neighborhoods Poster | Report

Neighborhood Business Districts Poster | Report

Transportation Connectivity Poster | Report

Social Resources Poster | Report

 
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Fall 2013: Introduction to Innovation Seminar

The Introduction to Innovation seminar introduced freshman students to the concept of urbanism and thinking about the complexities of the urban environment. The students were asked to think about how they could improve the common elements of the urban environment.

Open house and presentation photos

Getting to Know Cincinnati Presentation

Housing Resources Presentation

Housing Safety Presentation

Pedestrian Safety Presentation

 

 
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Spring 2013: Movement in the City Studio BRT

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridors These projects tackled five of the seven proposed BRT corridors throughout the city. Each project focuses on opportunities for improvement in service and some addressed technical challenges within the corridors.

Open house and presentation photos

Hamilton Avenue Bus Rapid Transit

Madison Corridor

Downtown META

Montgomery BRT

Vine Street BRT

Executive Summary Report

 
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Spring 2013: Movement in the City Studio Bike

Bikeway Planning The Bikeway planning projects identified opportunities to increase connectivity of the bikeways within their communities and improve signage and way finding for the users.

Open house and presentation photos

Wasson Way Corridor Project

Western Riverfront Bicycle Path

West Fork Creek Bikeway

Executive Summary Report

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Fall 2012: Observing the City

In the fall semester of 2012, interdisciplinary students in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Urban Planning and Criminal Justice completed studies of observing cities in Brazil and the United States.

Open house and presentation photo

Observing the City Projects



 

Fall 2012: Integrated Design

In the fall semester of 2012, engineering students examined issues surrounding urban transportation and in addition studied environmental and construction issues. The students did background research and case studies about diverse transportation alternatives for their final project that will be delivered next semester. This winter course in 2013 will be an interdisciplinary course with the Urban Planning students.

Open house and presentation photo

Integrated Design Projects


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Fall 2012: Tactical Urbanism Seminar

In the fall semester of 2012, Industrial design and urban planning students completed DIY Urbanism projects for the center city of Covington to make it a more vibrant place. DIY Urbanism projects were successfully held in downtown Covington throughout November 2012 such as Covington’s First Urban Golf Tournament, Activating the Dark, Covington Monster Mash and more.

Video of Covington’s First Urban Golf Tournament

Video of Activating the Dark

Open house and presentation photos

Tactical Urbanism Projects

 
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Fall 2012: Inquiry to Innovation Seminar

In the fall semester of 2012, interdisciplinary students in Engineering, Industrial Design, Biomedical Engineering and Communications completed a course offered by UC Forward. The students observed issues that were happening around campus such as increasing the communication between the University’s Student Government and the respective student body, providing more efficient access to the University to alleviate parking problems and finding solutions to alleviate the littering phenomena and move out day.

Open house and presentation photos

Inquiry to Innovation Projects