urban development


Architect Frank Russell has spent 25 years leading efforts to promote progressive development in Cincinnati. As the director of the University of Cincinnati’'s Niehoff Urban Studio and the Community Design Center, he oversees students engaged in community-based urban design and architecture projects.

by Scott Beseler, provided by Soapbox Media


Greater Cincinnati is blessed with a wealth of interesting buildings, featuring a variety of architectural styles, including many beautiful structures that originally served as houses of worship. Local writer and WVXU contributor Rick Pender took a look at some of those old buildings, now serving a much different purpose, in an article published by Soapbox Media.

  Last December People’s Liberty named Brad Cooper as one of its 2015 Haile Fellows, and awarded him $100,000 to develop his plan to build two, 200-square-foot houses in Cincinnati. Many people and community planners look at small, or tiny, houses as affordable, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional house designs. 

The Northern Kentucky river cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton are experiencing an urban revival with new residents and businesses moving into the city cores.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The path is now clear for demolition of a historic Clifton landmark.

A Cincinnati council committee is siding with the owners of Lenhardt's restaurant against a bid to designate it a historic building. The neighborhood group CUF sought the designation after the Windholtz family shuttered the restaurant in December and announced plans to sell to a developer who intends to tear it down.