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Chicago River Industrial Re-use

High density build-up of historic cities demands a new space with public domains integrated into existing city structure. Industrial heritage of many Midwest cities makes transformation and rehabilitation of post-industrial areas a critical topic. Chicago plays a central role in American economic, social, cultural and political history and since the 1850s has been the dominant Midwest industrial metropolis. Only two decades ago, Chicago was famously a steel mill town. Now, only one last vestige of the steel industry remains within the city downtown.

Urban Wildlife Habitats in Budapest, Hungary

This project explores the idea of creating wildlife habitat using vacant lots in the densely built inner city of Budapest, Hungary. I selected six species to study and focus on throughout the project, all of which are characteristic to the region. These animals – western honey bee, common blackbird, great tit, European robin, red squirrel and northern white-breasted hedgehog – are all currently present in the two nearby large parks, but are absent in the inner city.

The Cinder Yards

The Cinder Yards design revolves around distinctive circulations binding disparate landscapes. Penn West, a site shifting through and around an active rail line, is a common typology within post-industrial regions. With 120 acres to work with in addition to 300,000 cubic yards of fill from an infrastructure project, our focus turned to accentuating each region of the site’s unique characteristics, creating a wide range of hyper-engineered landscapes balanced by retained relics of its past.

Waterfront | Waterway

This advanced graduate studio developed individual projects proposed by students at the end of a fall term research seminar. The projects consider the idea of NATURE as a cultural product of landscape architecture. Conducted as experiments in making nature, the projects situate socialized, biodiverse processes involved in this production as representational discourses and practices of Landscape Architecture.

Urban Bazaar

This project starts with four simple transformed diagrams connected to form the urban scale project in the central park areas in Cincinnati. The abandoned subway spaces underground and the spaces on ground level were designed, followed by the two final diagrams. The four required elements are objects extruded from the diagram and connected by the circulation system on plans and sections.

Milo-Grogan Sustainability Plan


This plan is a culmination of the efforts of Dr. Conroy and 13 students, who studied and evaluated the Milo-Grogan neighborhood during the spring 2015 semester. The purpose of this plan is to introduce sustain- able principles into the community and to encourage and foster practic- es and behaviors that produce sustainable outcomes. These outcomes will serve to reinvigorate Milo-Grogan, effectively planting the seeds for a prosperous community. 

Urban Agriculture in Columbus, OH


Urban Agriculture in Columbus is a report that examines the applicability and benefits of urban agriculture for the City of Columbus. Working with the city’s Land Redevelopment Office, we set out to understand more about the impact and potential benefits of urban agriculture for local communities in the city of Columbus, and determine the regulations and policies needed to help develop effective urban farming and gardening projects in the future.

Columbus Rail Today

The 11 undergraduates in Chad Gibson’s city and regional planning studio course were assigned a daunting task—assessing the feasibility of light rail transit for Ohio’s capital city. 

As the largest metropolitan area in the United States without passenger rail service, proponents argue that a world-class transportation system is critical to Columbus becoming a world-class city. But previous attempts to bring light rail to the city in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s were unsuccessful. 


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