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Bachelor of Urban Planning

Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies

Senior  Capstone  Project



Uptown Cincinnati

Spring 2021 | BUP and BSUS Senior Capstone Project

Each city and neighborhood faces its own unique mobility needs and placemaking challenges. This project [re]visions an Uptown Cincinnati with 'mobility by choice' for people, equitable access to resources/goods and services and environmental stewardship. Uptown Cincinnati is a collection of five eclectic neighborhoods - Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, University Heights (CUF) and Mt. Auburn. Today Uptown Cincinnati is driven by education, innovation and healthcare anchored by University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Zoo and nationally ranked medical facilities including UC Health, Cincinnati Children’s and TriHealth, and home to the Innovation Corridor, a research and technology hub.

This spring semester capstone is uniquely relatable to a planning practicum with collaborative foundations. The aligned disciplines in planning, urban design, and urban studies join together to provide a more comprehensive approach to planning, design exploration and policy making. Using scenario planning concepts, this project considered the future of mobility - both physical and socio-economic - and the future of placemaking and trends for live, work and play.

Our Projects


We seek to improve the quality of life in Uptown Cincinnati through human-centric innovations that address needs related to people-oriented, multi-modal mobility.

Mira Carl | Andre Johnson | Breanna White

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Uptown’s future mobility is dependent on whether or not it embraces socially just and environmentally sensitive development decisions.

Ryan Collingwood | Tia Deshuk | Max Merritt

Nate Weyand-Geise


As the Innovation Corridor is realized, we are coming to a critical (tipping) point for residents and employees of Uptown in regards to both socio-economic mobility + the environment.

Drew Demarsh | Michael Dobler | Bryson Odum | Otto Weaver

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Mobility to Stay envisions how individuals and collective communities can become socially mobile and feel empowered with the choice to stay.

Jameson Cole | Julia Glenn | Brad Quatman | Torayye Waite


How can we improve the lives of people by flipping the paradigm to focus on making local distances feel shorter by improving the quality of living and moving without a personal vehicle?

Sean Buckley | Hanna Puthoff | LeeAnn Treffinger | Yi Liu

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When thinking about our future needs of mobility, examining the changes and transitions that must happen over time is easier when space is defined more clearly.

Ben Bailey | Abigail Rembold | Zachary Rieth | JJ Wandikbo

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