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SAMANTHA HOFFMAN URBAN PLANNING + DESIGN University of Cincinnati | DAAP Spring 2018

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Samantha Hoffman University of Cincinnati DAAP Urban Planning

Contact Info

Cell: (513) 600-4195 Email: hoffmas5@mail.uc.edu 6254 Deerhaven Lane Loveland, OH, 45140

Education

Intro to GIS Adobe Creative Cloud Principles of Planning Studios Site Planning and Design Land Use Planning Economics and Statistics Social Structure and Change

GPA 3.53

Graduation Date May 2020 2

Experience

Hamilton County Planning and Development- Aug-Dec 2017 • GIS Mapping • Trail Planning • Streetscape Improvements • Green Infrastructure Design Clinton County Regional Planning Commission- Jan-April 2017 • Cross-County Trail Report • Community Beautification • Parklet Design • Township Land Use Plans • UGRR Research Copper Blue-Jan-April 2018 • Server

Skills

Indesign Illustrator Photoshop Microsoft Suite ArcGIS Sketchup Data input + Analysis Sketching Painting Photography Historical Research


I am Samantha Hoffman a native of Milford, OH and I became interested in Urban Planning upon attending DAAP for fine arts. After I spent a year studying Fine Arts, learning about the city of Cincinnati, and learning about the different programs within DAAP I switched majors to Planning because I felt that rather than trying to make a difference through art I can make a lasting impact on the environment and a community through planning practices and urban design. I am very much an outdoors person, and I support environmental and social sustainability. Growing up in Milford OH, I am no stranger to the rural surroundings the area has to offer. Since childhood I have been outside racing go karts and quarter midgets, caring for chickens, riding horses, and exploring the outdoors. To this day I continue to invest in my love of the outdoors through camping, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding as well as buying local food and supporting family owned businesses within my community. . Although I prefer to play in the dirt I am no stranger to professionalism and “cleaning up�. In high school I was part of a winter guard team that competed in scholastic open class. This means that practices were rigorous and long, around 17hrs a week as well as competitions. At Milford professionalism was stressed to us as young adults with regards to sportsmanship and respect. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to participate in Milford’s Color Guard program because it did not just teach me how to toss a flag, it also taught me about teamwork and how to be an adult. Thank you for your interest in my portfolio.

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Contents Resume......................................................................................................................................2 Biography...................................................................................................................................3 Neighborhood Redevelopment.................................................................................................6-7 Hand Drawings.......................................................................................................................8-9 Streetscape Improvements..................................................................................................10-11 Trail Planning......................................................................................................................12-13 Beautification......................................................................................................................14-15 Parklet Design....................................................................................................................16-17 Watershed Documentation.................................................................................................18-19 Green Infrastructure Parklet Writing Sample.......................................................................20-21 4


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Neighborhood Redevelopment Lower Camp Washington Cincinnati, OH

2016 While enrolled in PLAN 2011 our assignment was to redevelop Lower Camp Washington with green infrastructure in mind. This neighborhood is designed to be pedestrian oriented, racially and physically inclusive, as well as designated as a mixed income neighborhood. Access to on street parking and recreation as well as sustainability were the most important factors when designing this neighborhood. Storm water management is a major issue within Lower Camp Washington due to the mass amounts of impervious space therefore, creating a space dedicated to green infrastructure was of utmost importance. Water management efforts include, rain collection systems as well as bioswales and an increase of pervious space through an interconnected trail system.

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Bioswale

Connectivity

Large Pocket Park

Small Pocket Park

Rain Barrel

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Hand Drawings Loveland, OH 2015

As a Class we were to physically visit urban areas, photograph, and render them as ink drawings, including elevations and sections highlighting the attributes that stood out the most to the overall landscape. As stated on my resume and about me page, I attended DAAP originally as a fine arts student and still enjoy honing in on those sets of skills as well as utilizing them for Urban planning related projects.

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Street-scape Improvements Woodlawn Cincinnati, OH 2017

At Hamilton County Planning and Development, Ashely Keith and I composed a presentation for the Village Community Improvement Corporation and Hamilton County Development Corporation to spur discussion about further beautifying Springfield Pike. Included in this section drawing are the existing street lamps and businesses as well as the proposed short term improvements such as hanging baskets and ground planters.

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Locate

Identify


Site Visit

Focus area

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Trail Planning Mill Creek to Sharon Woods Evendale and Sharonville, OH 2017

At Hamilton County Planning and Development, Stacey Todd as well as the Mill Creek Watershed Council on Communities and Tri-State Trails and I have collaborated to develop a portion of the Triangle trail along the Mill creek. This particular section begins at the confluence of the Mill Creek and Sharon Creek concluding at Sharon Woods.

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Beautification Midland, OH 2017

The Village of Midland is a small, tight-knit community in the Southwestern region of Ohio and is located in south-central Clinton County. The Village has a population of 317 people and has remained nearly unchanged. The median household income in the village is $37,369 (2010) and 17% of households are below poverty. The Village of Midland does not want to remain in the state it is currently in. Midland seeks to beautify the landscape by investing in parks, investing in clean up initiatives, and inspiring the community to become more involved with local government practices.

Vision The vision for a Beautification Plan for the Village of Midland is to provide a method of identifying and utilizing opportunities to beautify the area. This will in turn, aid in the overall facade, economic viability and commercial investment, and property values within the Village for the future. Although this plan is focused on specific areas continuation of these ideas is encouraged throughout the entirety of Midland.

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Opportunities


Future

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Parklet Design Wilmington, OH 2017

Within Historic Downtown Wilmington the need for an on street public space has risen due to the influx of pedestrian activity around the General Denver Hotel. This parklet was designed to be mobile, or non-permanant as well as permeable. The large on street parking space on the corner of Main St and N Mulberry St could be utilized to form a sense of place and create a buffer between pedestrians and the roadway.

Design 1

Incorporation of vegetation as well as accessibility became a priority when designing. There are multiple levels of seating for ultimate comfort amongst all age groups as well as tables. In the first design it is primarily designated for the restaurant however, the second design becomes more inclusive to all

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W Main St

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Watershed Documentation Mill Creek Watershed Hamilton County, OH 2017 World Town Planning Day is an annual all day event coordinated by Hamilton County Planning and Development in collaboration with the school of Planning at UC and Miami University. At the 2017 event Hamilton County provided working maps for planning and architecture students to develop green infrastructure sites within the Mill Creek Watershed. I, working with Brian Wamsley at HCP+D created these large maps that included community information, geographical information, soil type, current building footprints, and road identification.

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Green Infrastructure Parklet Design Hamilton County, OH 2017

The Green Infrastructure Parklet Guide provides Hamilton County’s communities with the tools necessary for enhancing the existing pedestrian environment. It allows for, and complies with, the 2018 Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners Policy Agenda for a secure, sustainable, and healthy future. As the Fall co-op for Hamilton County I saw that its communities were in need of streetscape improvement. One popular way of improvement, that can be seen in Cincinnati and Covington KY, are parklets.

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This Guide approaches the inclusion of parklets with the environment in mind. This guide is a working document that discusses the incorporation of green infrastructure in to future parklet design. It is to be the initial reference document for communities interested in streetscape improvements. It includes local policy, site planning strategies, community outreach strategies, and more. To the right is a sample page from the document.


ANALYSIS CHAPTER

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The Final stage of GI Parklet implementation is analysis. Measuring GI Parklet’s effect on sidewalk vitality within a municipality can determine the success and acceptance of the project. What was the space previously producing versus what the space creates now? Comparing before and after GI Parklet implementation is key when considering additional parklets in a community. Areas effected by GI parklet instillation 1. Stormwater Runoff Measuring stormwater runoff is a very accurate way of determining the “green” success of a GI parklet. This can be used as reliable hard data to prove the parklet has a positive impact on water flow within a community.

play can increase the activity within local businesses near the GI Parklet. By measuring the amount of sales prior to and after GI Parklet implementation one could show the positive effects of the GI Parklet. 4. Use Per Day Use per day is more difficult to measure unless there are some types of surveillance outside of surrounding businesses. However, this data would be the most important data when proving the success of the GI Parklet. 5. Resiliency Over Time This speaks to maintenance and the GI Parklet’s ability to sustain itself throughout years of human interaction, vehicular traffic, and weather. This shows the community’s willingness to continue to promote sustainability and community engagement.

2. Traffic Speeds and Counts Measuring traffic speeds and counts prior to and after the implementation of a GI Parklet can also be used as a reliable data source. It can be used to show the relationship between vehicular 6. Community Projects traffic and pedestrians and how it has If completion of a GI Parklet changed over time. along a street leads to the spur of community projects throughout 3. Surrounding Business Sales the following years, then one Increasing pedestrian traffic by adding could infer that the GI Parklet space for them to reside, relax, and played some sort of role in spuring community leadership.

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Thank You 513.600.4195 hoffmas5@mail.uc.edu hoffmas5@wixsite.com/artandplanning

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