University of Cincinnati Landscape Architecture program students create a series of virtual tours of over 30 living architectural projects in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Students have been led by Professor Virginia Russell, FASLA, GRP produce a series of YouTube videos using their database and photo archive. Russell and her students have worked with local practitioners and property owners to validate the visibility, accessibility, benefits and other aspects of each project to increase public awareness of these important features of the city.
The first publicly available volume to celebrate World Founding Day 2021 # WGRD2021 June 6th is Volume I: Downtown, a 7-minute video by Diana Bolton, MLA ’21, showing seven green rooftops of downtown Cincinnati, including the Metropolitan Sewer District’s Gest Street facilities, two public schools, a city park , Macy’s former headquarters, Cincinnati City Hall and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Future volumes will include the green roofs and walls of the University of Cincinnati, the Northern Kentucky area, and the north, east, and west sides of the city. The virtual tour series is also accompanied by self-guided hiking or driving tours with links to further information on each project.
Cincinnati Living Architecture Tours Volume I: Downtown