Citywide Urban Design Workshop: Video, Pictures, Documents
Did you miss the Citywide Urban Design Workshop Final Presentation, last Wednesday, May 2nd? Did you see it, but would like a refresher on what went on? We have you covered!
You can see lots of pictures from the final presentation (is that you pointing at that map?), and all the other presentations and events of the five-day Workshop, on the City Planning and Buildings Facebook site. While you're on the site, please click and scroll around - there's lots to see.
If you really want to get into the meat of the Final Presentation - and Cincinnati's form-based codes and other the Land Development Code project and Comprehensive Plan - click over to the Documents section of this website. There, you'll find all the slide presentations from the Final Presentation, as well as all the Brown Bag Lunches, and many of the documents - going back years in some cases - that inform all the development code work going on in Cincinnati.
Last, but certainly not least, there are highlight videos of the Final Presentation on YouTube, here.
In one of the Final Presentation videos, Jeff Raser, of Cincinnati firm Glaserworks, discusses form-based design suggestions for four "opportunity sites" in East Price Hill, Bond Hill, Avondale, and Northside. What, you might well ask, the heck is an "opportunity site?" Check out this blog post for your answer.
In another, traffic engineering consultant Rick Hall discusses the important role of traffic and streets on form-based codes' ability to enhance and protect Cincinnati's wonderful neighborhood centers, focusing on the four opportunity sites.
Form-based codes don't just make neighborhoods look pretty, they help them work better economically too! See economic development consultant Ed Starkie explain just how this works here.
Finally, national form-based code consultant Opticos' Dan Parolek sums up the whole Citywide Urban Design Workshop, with Cincinnati Director of City Planning and Buildings Charles Graves in this video.