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.

PARTNERS                                   GRANT

Findlay Market Foundation                UC Pathway B Third Century Materials Grant
UC School of Planning
UC School of Art
Haile Foundation

FACULTY                                      LOCATION

Michael Zaretsky                               Pleasant Street, downtown Cincinnati, OH


Alex Bucher
Crystal Collado
Kellie Dunaway
Ghislaine Garcia
Stefan Garcia
Elizabeth Lamb
Giovanna Lang
Courtney Lutke
Emmanuel Manolukas
Katherine Meleo
Kaaviyaa Nagarajan
Cate Simonse
AJ Suever
Saakshi Terway