Tuesday, January 29, 2013

AFC exhibition documents City's planning history

A popular exhibition documenting the progression of urban planning in Cincinnati opens to the public during a reception Thursday evening from 5:30 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Gallery, located Downtown at 811 Race Street.

ENVISION CINCINNATI, organized by the University of Cincinnati School of Planning and originally shown in the university's Reed Gallery, displays many of the urban planning initiatives that have helped shape the City's built environment – beginning with the 1925 Official Plan of the City of Cincinnati, which made our City the first in the nation to adopt a comprehensive plan approved by City Council.

The exhibition will be on view through March.

Admission is free. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 3 P.M., or by appointment.

Organizations that have contributed materials to ENVISION CINCINNATI include the Cincinnati departments of Planning and Building, Transportation and Engineering, and Parks; Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation; Corporation for Findlay Market; Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek; Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission; Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6; Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission; Ohio Department of Transportation; Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments; The Banks Public Partnership; and the University of Cincinnati Office of the University Architect.

Previous reading on BC:
AFC offering tour of Louisville's waterfront, downtown (3/29/11)
AFC gallery opening to name, display works of competition winners (2/21/11)
Competition to showcase region's architecture talent (1/17/11)
Lectures, tours coincide with Betts' multi-family housing exhibit (5/10/10)
When Cincinnati was 'the Paris of America' (4/19/10)