CONTENTS Resume | About Me
Clifton Gaslight District
Mt. Lookout Neighborhood Analysis
Understanding Contours 16 Site Inventory Camp Washington
HANNAH URBANSKI Phone: (513) 370-9064 firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT ME
From a young age, I have always loved helping people. My first experience with community engagement was volunteering with my mother’s company for neighborhood outreach. We would help elderly and disabled residents by cleaning up their yards, clearing gutters and fixing fences. It was so rewarding to see how happy it made them. I wanted to be able to apply this love of helping others to my future career, but I wasn’t exactly sure how. I came across a book called “Cincinnati, A Pictorial History,” and seeing how and why my city grew over the centuries was fascinating, and that’s what prompted me to discover urban planning. I never realized how much actually goes into making a city function from day to day, there are so many intertwined networks and communications we don’t even think about that move our cities in a dynamic direction. I am passionate about finding ways design can make cities more livable by incorporating green technology and new economic development all while preserving neighborhood identity. I have seen how the power these relationships have brought communities together for a more sustainable future, and I want to impact this movement.
EDUCATION University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH Bachelors of Urban Planning, August 2015-present, expected graduation May 2020 Miami University, Hamilton OH August 2010- May 2011 • Classes in 3-D arts • General Education courses Fairfield Senior High School, Fairfield OH Graduated with diploma, 2009 • 3.7 GPA • Graduated with honors • Member of the Art Club • Teacher Assistant WORK EXPERIENCE Petsmart, Springdale OH Certified Groomer, October 2012- present • Educate customers on proper grooming and overall care for their pets • Schedule appointments YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia OH Camp Counselor, stable hand, volunteer, June 2011-August 2013 • Organized activities for campers • Ensured camper safety • Educated students about basic animal care and riding skills • CPR/AED certified Complete Petmart, Fairfield OH Shift Supervisor, May 2007-May 2010 • Counted tills • Ran ordering and inventory reports • Made special orders for customers • Managed a 2-4 person team SKILLS • Work well with a team and has clear communication abilities with attention to detail • Passion for learning and taking on new projects • Computer Skills: Advanced: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Intermediate: Sketch up Basic: ArcGIS, AutoCAD
CLIFTON GASLIGHT DISTRICT
COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN PLANNING | FALL 2015
This project was to introduce us to the computer programs we would be utilizing as planners. Our focus area was the gaslight district located around Ludlow Street in Clifton, Cincinnati. These are a few of the maps showing the street names, land use, street categorization, and green spaces. Using various programs, I became familiar with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
BUILDING FOOTPRINTS Clifton Gaslight -Buliding Footprints-Team 7
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residential side streets
residential access streets
Clifton Gaslight-Traffic System-Team 7
community centers & schools
shopping & business
Clifton Gaslight-Land Use-Team 7
Park/Green Space Private Gardens
PARKS AND GREEN SPACE Clifton Gaslight District: Parks and Gardens/Team 7
CLIFTON GASLIGHT DISTRICT | V-RAY RENDERINGS
COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN PLANNING | FALL 2015
This was another project in the computer graphics course using Sketchup and Photoshop. Beginning with raising the buildings in SketchUp to the accurate stories, I then focused on creating accurate facades of the buildings along Ludlow Street. The next step of the project was to render these SketchUp models into V-Ray and get a birds eye view as well as a street level perspective. The last step was to create a personalized facade at the street level. This really allowed me to explore my creativity in Photoshop. I made the town into my ideal main street, with lots of greenery, people walking dogs and riding bikes, and an eco-friendly electric Tesla car.
BIRDS EYE VIEW V-RAY Clifton Gaslight District | Birds Eye View | Hannah Urbanski
STREET LEVEL V-RAY Clifton Gaslight District | Street View | Hannah Urbanski
HAND DRAWINGS PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING
DESIGN GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS | FALL 2015
MT. LOOKOUT NEIGHBORHOOD ANALYSIS
PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING DESIGN GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS II | SPRING 2016
This studio focused mainly on teaching the importance of a full spectrum analysis of a neighborhood. Students formed into groups and picked one of Cincinnatiâ€™s 52 neighborhoods, of which our group decided on Mt. Lookout. We used tools such as ArcGIS, Sketchup and Illustrator to display our findings, most of which focused on the main business square. We came to find a variety of historical information, as well as future plans for development. 12
These are a few Sketchup models of Mt. Lookout. The orange represents independent stores, teal is local, and purple is a national chain. This plaza is mainly privately owned businesses, with one local business to the Hamilton and Butler County areas, being The Animal Hospital, which has multiple locations in the region. The pedestrian shed map above shows the walk-ability of the square to a 1200 foot radius. We can see that the square has a bit of this access, but overall, Mt. Lookout was built around using a personal car. There isnâ€™t enough areas of mixed used with residential areas for it to be considered a very pedestrian friendly neighborhood.
NEIGHBORHOOD MAPS This is a land use and zoning map for the neighborhood. As shown, it is largely occupied by yellow, which is single family, two family and multi-family housing, with mostly single family. The green in the top right corner is Ault Park, the bottom right is Alms Park, which technically belongs to Columbia Tusculum. The third largest land use is in blue, which is educational and institutional buildings. The ones shown are the St. Ursula Villa School, Kilgour Elementary and the school attached to the Cardinal Pacelli Catholic Church. The walk-ability map has both a 1,200 and 1,500 foot radius and shows both the main square and both entrances to the park, for assessing the accessibility of the park to surrounding residents. This again shows the lack of mixed use in the area, therefore limiting access to either those that live very close by or have a car.
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Mt. Lookout-Typology-Architecture Styles Hannah Urbanski | Alec Ochs| Nick Obednikovski Plan 1012 | 3-31-2016 | N
ARCHITECTURE STUDY Prairie
Mt. Lookout has a variety of housing stock. This gives the neighborhood a unique yet historical feel. In the map above, we surveyed via Google street view, a section of Mt. Lookout to identify certain architectural types. We found in this sample area Prarie, Swiss Chalet, Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Federal, Art Deco and Tudor housing. The most common was the Bungalow and Tudor style.
UNDERSTANDING CONTOURS This project was assigned to further our understanding on how to communicate design ideas through different forms of representation. We selected an abstract painting and then translated it into a contour grading plan and a 3-D foam model. I chose “Geometric Patterns” by Morton Livingston Schamberg. I selected this painting because there was such a great variety in the size, shape and color of the patterns.
SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN | FALL 2016
Starting with the entire painting, I traced every line to begin with, then broke it up into four equal sections. The most dynamic areas to me were the top and bottom left hand squares.
Next, I took a closer look at all of the lines in this section with greater detail and traced these shapes. The shapes with steady big curves were what caught my eye the most.
I shaded in the most dynamic shapes from this section, which to me were the ones with the most unique form. This crop of the original seemed to have a lot more going on than the other part of the painting.
Assigning slopes to areas that stood out. These slopes were assigned at random, with no real sense of how they could be used to represent the painting.
I then had my eureka moment, when I realized that these shapes looked like Pangea breaking into the continents. The faint “P” was drawn on to identify the pieces as Pangea.
Lastly, I assigned the slopes figuring in that as the “continents” separate from Pangea, they become flatter, so the high slopes are near the cluster in the bottom left and dissipate up to the top right. This helps to lead your eye from bottom to top.
This is the final contour grading plan as well as a few different angles of the 3-D model made of foam core. The foam model really helps you to visualize a large land mass breaking into may pieces and floating across the ocean.
SITE INVENTORY CAMP WASHINGTON
SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN | FALL 2016
This site inventory is designed to help us familiarize ourselves with Camp Washington and its related context. Breaking into groups, we each had tasks to research in depth, a variety of aspects of the neighborhood, to eventually as a class put a booklet together of all of our findings. Some of these were circulation patterns, site plans and detailed sections, transit mapping and environmental conditions. Once the inventory is complete, we will move on to develop a 15 to 20 acre site. 18
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Sober Living Ohio
Part of my documentation was public and civil institutions. This included community centers, churches, and government run programs, such as the Sober Living and Talbert House. There is also a small branch of the Community Development Corporations of Cincinnati located on the west side of the community.
Church of God Central Parkway
Streets Public and Civic Institutions
Sacred Heart Church
These are also some relevant maps that show the watershed and tree cover, as well as pervious and impervious spaces. The watershed plays a role in this community as it borders the Mill Creek Watershed on the west side of town. This makes it an area that runs the possibility of floods, and this can effect the way things are planned. It is also very impervious, and there are only two actual parks in the area. The final page shows the poster I made showing the park systems and open space in the whole of Cincinnati in comparison to Camp Washington.
Legend Wetlands Camp Washington Tree Cover
Legend Camp Washington Impervious Pervious
Camp Washington, Cincinnati
Parks and Open Space
Park Type State Owned Federal Public Schools Private Schools Non-Profit Conservancy Areas Members Only Clubs City/Neighborhood Ball Field Church Cemetary 0
Legend Cincinnati Neighborhoods Camp Washington Parks
Total- 640 park areas
City Land Acres Population Total Park Acres Cincinnati 49,883 297,517 7,508 Cleveland 49,726 390,113 2,994 Columbus 138,988 822,553 11,916 A park is defined as an area of land, usually in a largely natural state, for the enjoyment of the public, having facilities for rest and recreation, often owned, set apart, and managed by a city, state, or nation. (dictionary.com)( https://www.tpl.org/sites/default/files/files_upload/2015-City-Park-Facts-Report.pdf) A total of 49,883 acres makes up all of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. Of that, 7,508 acres is used for public parks. This is a range of neighborhood, city, village and pocket parks. There are also a large number of private and other types of open spaces that are still considered “green/open space,” but not a park. Of these, the Cincinnati Park Board manages 5 regional, 70 neighborhood parks, 34 natural areas and 5 neighborhood nature centers. There are also 30 sites managed by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission.(http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/about-us/history/) The chart above shows some of the other major cities in Ohio to compare the total used acres for parks with relation to population and land acres.
Mill Creek Watershed Area
Legend Camp Washington Parks
This is a zoom in from the 52 Cincinnati neighborhoods in figure one. It shows in greater detail the surrounding neighborhoods of Northside, Clifton, CUF, West End, Queensgate, South Fairmont, North Fairmont, English Woods, Millvale, South Cumminsville. The map clearly shows there is still a lack of available green space to Camp Washington.
Camp Washington Parks
This is a final figure of Camp Washington’s parks. There are three areas that can be defined as parks, Mill Creek Watershed area, Taft Field and Valley Park. Taft Field was used by the Community Center that sits on the same property, as well as the neighborhood pool, both of which are no longer operational. The Valley Park area is located behind the correctional center. It has a nice World War One monument at the entrance of the park. It is also very popular with the residents because of the urban garden that is located there as well. Due to Camp Washington being a food desert, the Community Council decided to allow part of the park to be used for cultivating fresh fruits and vegetables. Residents have also taken some crops to Findlay Market to sell and have a mobile fresh food cart that drives around town, and offers various fun projects and volunteer opportunities for local families.
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