Students from the fall 2018 CRP Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop earned a Best Practice/Outstanding Student Project award from the American Planning Association (APA) Upstate New York Chapter, announced on October 3 at the organization’s annual conference in Rochester.
Coming from the departments of city and regional planning, architecture, and landscape architecture, the students traveled to Lakewood, Ohio and incorporated workforce housing models, multimodal transportation improvements, and public space improvements to provide a higher quality of living and economic development opportunities for local Lakewood residents in the city’s Fourth Ward, as well as residents of western Cleveland seeking affordable housing.
“The student teams designed innovative and resilient strategies for economic development, public space, and streetscape interventions as a way of responding to both regional and local needs,” said Mitch Glass, a visiting critic in CRP who teaches the course.
“I joined the class specifically for the hands-on urban design experience,” said Eden Marek, M.R.P. ’20, a student in the class. “It was all new to me. I learned so much about the nuts and bolts of the iterative design process. The APA Upstate New York Chapter award was a great way to end my first year of graduate school.”
The following students were enrolled in the course and produced the winning report:
- Ching-Lun (Don) Chen (M.S. AAD ’19)
- Austen Davis (M.R.P. ’20)
- Mengyuan Hua (M.R.P. ’19)
- Kevin Kim (M.R.P./M.L.A. ’20)
- Anna Makido (M.S. RS ’19)
- Eden Marek (M.R.P. ’20)
- Noah Schumer (M.R.P. ’19)
- Leigh Scudder (M.R.P. ’19)
- Jacob Soley (B.S. URS ’19)
- Shawn Sun (M.Arch. ’19)
- Victor Tran (B.S. URS ’18)
- Xinglu Zhu (continuing education student)
by Patti Witten