Pleasant Street Pedestrian Project
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This studio focused on the process of participatory and human centered design. Students in this studio focused on a series of community events on pleasant street in Over the Rhine (OTR), Cincinnati, Ohio. Pleasant Street is a residential street that acts as an anchor between two landmarks in OTR, Findlay Market and Washington Park. The goal with the first event was to get to know the community better and see what things they liked about pleasant street and how it could be enhanced so that more people would use it to pass between these landmarks. The second event focused on analyzing the information we received in the previous event and building prototypes to test different ways to program the street. Event three focused on the concept of parklets, parking space sized structures that could house various programs. The final parklet design was presented at the final event, was constructed by the studio in spring 2016 and installed May 28-29. The Grand Opening was on July 8, 2016.
Findlay Market Foundation UC Pathway B Third Century Materials Grant
UC School of Planning
UC School of Art
Michael Zaretsky Pleasant Street, downtown Cincinnati, OH
SUMMER 2015 PARTICIPANTS