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Creating the Image of Community: Urban redevelopment and public housing in Cincinnati’s West End
Toraason, Peter

2008, MARCH, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art and Planning : Architecture (Master of).
Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood exhibits each successive wave of dominant planning and urban design strategies from the early the twentieth century to present. Like inner-city neighborhoods across the U.S., Modernist urban renewal schemes supplanted dense communities in the West End with “superblocks” of public housing. Recently these housing projects have been replaced with a neo-traditional housing strategy, which draws inspiration from a nearby historic district. The saga of these concurrent community-building strategies, still unfolding in the neighborhood, illustrates the inability of any single, all-encompassing approach to fully succeed. For the West End, large-scale developments that promise to build community through architecture and planning have proven insufficient. This thesis critiques the Modernist and New Urbanist redevelopment strategies in the West End and suggests an alternative approach for the neighborhood’s Northeast District.
Rebecca Williamson (Committee Chair)
62 p.

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