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Banvard Gallery / Knowlton Hall
April 5, 2016 - 9:00am to April 8, 2016 - 5:00pm



R.O.W. stands for Right of Way, an area occupied by public use facilities like roadways and sidewalks. The exhibit is about learning through experience. Viewers enter R.O.W. and instantly find themselves in a chaotic, hazardous right of way – fighting to avoid the danger of cars, a narrow sidewalk, a plethora of trash, and countless obstacles. Relief comes as a successful right of way is found just across the street: well landscaped, a wider (and safer) sidewalk, lighting, engaging patio seating, and more. The streetscape transitions from danger to safety in ways where viewers experience the importance of urban planning elements. R.O.W. demonstrates how planning creates a safe city.

The exhibit is intended to complement the National Safe Routes to School Conference hosted by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) this year. The conference's key note speaker is Gil Peñalosa, former head of parks and recreation for the City of Bogota Colombia and founder of 8 80 CitiesPeñalosa will give his Baumer lecture on Wednesday, April 6. The talk is titled “The 8 80 City: vibrant cities, healthy communities, happier people.”

R.O.W. was created by city and regional planning students Claire Cason, William Hughen, Sarah Davis, Ashley Hofmaster, Frank Johnson, Shane Krenn, Tori Luckenbach, Kalindi Parikh and Mary Turner. The students were advised by City and Regional Plannign Assistant Professor Bernadette Hanlon, PhD and Associate Professor of Practice Kyle Ezell, AICP.

about the gallery

The Banvard Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.