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DAAP Students Increasing Walkability And Greenspace In Urban Areas

Students proposal, Eco District Master Plan for Downtown (Alex Byrd, Sarah Donovan, Brian Farrell, Haylee Martinko, Katie Miller, Alex Osborne, Brett Price, and Alex Reasbeck, class of 2017)

During the last decade, cities across the country have gained a better understanding of the value their urban areas could offer and have implemented revitalization programs to create streetscapes, increase walkability and add greenspace.

And over the last few years almost a dozen cities have turned to the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) to help make their communities more livable. DAAP students have worked with city leaders on projects ranging from sidewalk design to re-imagining public spaces to boost economic development and tourism.

Joining us to discuss the work DAAP students are doing to revitalize urban areas are Director of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Dr. Danilo Palazzo; Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) Executive Vice President Adam Gelter, a 2006 DAAP graduate; DAAP Urban Planning student Madison Landon; and MKSK Urban Designer Sean Hare, who graduated with a Master in Community Planning last April from DAAP.

To read more about the work UC DAAP students have done with communities in Greater Cincinnati, click here