Victoria Glasgow Planning for Community Health through Policy and Design
University of Virginia School of Architecture Charlottesville, VA Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning, Class of 2018 Global Sustainability Minor
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10302 Lexington Court Fredericksburg, VA 22408 (540) 820-3628 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridgewater, VA City Council Intern June — August 2017
Alex M. Wil mer Assistant Town Manager for Administration amwilmer@bridgewater. town
Bob F. Holton Assistant Town Manager for Public Works bholton@bridgewater. town
John M. Ware Stormwater Management email@example.com
Patrick C. Wilcox Zoning Administrator pwilcox@bridgewater. town
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Jay J. Litten Town Manager (540) 908-4838 firstname.lastname@example.org
I was the principal author of a grant application through the VLCF to expand the Town of Bridgewater’s most popular park. I also evaluated their proposal to divert water from the main stream of the North River and worked with the DEQ to evaluate the feasibility of such a project.
In addition, I determined whether Bridgewater should purchase or make their own ice cream for their mini-golf course. After researching all aspects of being a glacier, I negotiated with potential suppliers, developed the business model, and designed the building retro�it in accordance with the health department’s regulations and building code.
I learned that a task is not just a task and to dedicate myself to all aspects of a project, whether contacting representatives, arranging meetings, or writing clearly in a governmental setting. Since the internship I have taken a thorough tour of the
town’s water treatment plant, which has provided me with a better understanding of the science that makes our water drinkable and the unique challenges that Bridgewater faces regarding its supply.
I am honored to have worked for the employees of the Town of Bridgewater and am thankful for my wonderful experiences with them. .
ADDITIONAL INFO: Please view Bridgewater’s VLCF Grant Application here.
Bridgewater’s Putt Putt Ice Cream, Proposed
Open and closed storefront. The town decided to wholesale Smiley’s Ice Cream.
View of the interior. The area allocated for the shop had a large hole in the floor that needed to remain accessible for inspection purposes. I proposed that the town place a 5’X7’ sheet of pexiglass 3” thick over it.
Top view of proposed patio design. Seating and aesthetics were taken into consideration.
Front view of patio design. The proposal includes picnic tables that fold into benches.
Soil to Soil: Composting at U.Va Fall 2017 — Spring 2018
VICTORIA GLASGOW BUEP, Class of 2018 Global Sustainability Minor KHRISSA CHUN B.A. Economics B.A. Foreign Affairs Class of 2019 email@example.com PERRIN FALKNER B.S. Civil Engineering Spanish Minor Class of 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
REESE FULGENZI B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies Anthropology, Biology, Environmental Science Class of 2019 email@example.com
SKILLS USED Event Planning Collaboration Course Design Microsoft Suite Communication Creativity
Dr. Brad Brown Faculty Sponsor McIntire School of Commerce firstname.lastname@example.org
This project started with two goals in mind: (1) to reward the volunteers who made composting at Brown Residential College possible, and (2) to keep the initiative of strengthening a zero-waste culture at the University of Virginia operating in the future. Course credit sounded like the most feasible compensation, so the idea was presented to the sustainability chairs of Brown College’s partner Residential College, the IRC, who had also started a composting program. The Fall 2017 semester was spent identifying key goals, contacting those who would help make it happen, and writing the syllabus. As a team consisting of an urban planner, an economist, and a civil engineer, we wanted to educate students on the multidisciplinary nature of composting while giving them a project that would serve the University of Virginia in its quest to expand the system both logistically and culturally.
To maximize the chances for course approval, we took two routes: (1) through the Engineering School and (2) through the College of Arts and Sciences. Reese Fulgenzi, who had fulfilled the College’s CavED pedagogy program requirement, was asked to teach the course. As an Environmental Science Major in his fourth year, he agreed on the condition that we do the course planning. Both course submissions were accepted, and we decided to go ahead with the two classes. The semester was busy with contacting and arranging speakers, coordinating class field trips, developing lesson plans, and guiding students in their assignment reserach. For their final projects the students presented their composting challenge solutions to both classes, and several have begun to make their projects a reality during the summer. We look forward to seeing how all the students make an impact on U.Va during the remainder of their time there and beyond.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Please view the course syllabus here.
U.Va Hospital Complex, Charlottesville, VA Spring 2017 — Spring 2018
Victoria Glasgow Site Designer BUEP + GS minor, 2018
Dominique Ong Green Grounds B.S. Environmental Science B.A. Global Studies BUEP Minor , 2018 email@example.com
SKILLS USED Surveying Photoshop SketchUp
Helen Wilson Senior Landscape Architect U.Va Office of the Architect firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Grounds, a CIO dedicated to educating and advocating for U.Va sustainable planning and design, commissioned me to design an under-utilized green roof near the Hospital Complex and the popular economic social center called The Corner. I surveyed the site, reified it in SketchUp, and then designed it with a holistic approach that considered: - ADA accessibility and user needs - Sunlight exposure and planting limitations - Cost and access to existing infrastructure - EcoRep’s mission of material reuse and natural elements
The design was awarded a $6000 grant from the U.Va Parent’s Fund.
SPRING 2017 CONDITIONS
The small seating area on this green roof has only one access point, and the seating area it leads to is enclosed and awkward.
Despite being next to the U.Va Hospital Complex, this seating area is not ADA usable due to limited space to maneuver and the lack of tailored features.
While it currently drains and filters rainwater, this green roof is grossly underutilized. Most of it is both unaesthetic and inaccessible. To make this an attractive space, it must be able to accommodate a more diverse range of people and become more visually engaging.
The green roof is enveloped in shade for the greater part of the day, which makes sun-loving plants and solar charging stations impractical. The roof cannot take much more load without damaging the infrastructure underneath the gravel, which cannot be removed due to the cost.
Mulch replaced with grass for seating
Biophilic leaf design
Buddleja americana, Butterfly Bush: full sun
Seating hierarchy for different options depending on need
Liatris scariosa, Savannah Blazing Star: part-sun
Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Blue-eyed grass: part-sun
Tables accommodating wheelchairs with enough space for maneuverability
Planter boxes that incorporate existing infrastructure into symmetrical design
Benches made from planks of wood and old tires
Planters made with repurposed materials
Newly accessible space for seating
ADA tables and movable chairs
Interactive furniture: changes from bench to picnic table
Nearby recycling and trash
Access to solo seating and planters with herbs Access to water spigot
Designed around existing elements
Access to group seating
Vertical garden made of bamboo
Digital Visualization Fall 2016
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Guoping Huang, PhD Assistant Professor Urban and Environmental Planning email@example.com
This class was my first introduction to graphic design and data organization. In it I retrofitted an existing site, Washington Park, to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
To be as knowledgeable of the terrain as possible, I created a topographically accurate model of the existing site in SketchUp via pen, paper, a tape measure, and a protractor.
The final project was a portfolio of our semester’s work, which included a video highlighting our design proposals. The class watched them all together and had an “Oscars” ceremony, where mine won “Best Motion Picture”.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Please view the entire semester’s Portfolio here.
Beginning to learn Adobe Suite
ADDITIONAL INFO: Professor Guoping asked me to be the TA for his 2017 class, which I would have happily done so if not for a conflict with one of my required classes.
Neighborhood Planning Studio Fall 2017
Our studio, “Charlottesville, Inc.”, tasked us to propose planning solutions addressing exclusivity in the city’s neighborhoods. My team focused on North Downtown where demographics are not diverse, car is the main mode of travel, and the nearby park is a site of hostility and unease.
Katie Hines firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Lin email@example.com
Martin Millspaugh firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Moon email@example.com
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We proposed a redesign of Emancipation (formerly Lee) Park, improving downtown’s connections to greater Charlottesville by improving its intersections, and enhancing multi-modal transportation in the area.
My specific contribution was to redesign and propose intersection interventions. Specifically, I focused on the intersection of High Street and 250: a place that, despite being next to the Rivanna River trail, has sidewalks in disrepair and no crosswalks across the intersection to connect parking and the river. A nearby gravel lot with food trucks is isolated because of no safe crossings, ill-placed topographical changes, high car speeds, and unsafe turns.
With a better designed intersection at the start of our green corridor, we hope that it will welcome people down the path and to a Downtown enjoyable for all—a truly inclusive gesture.
NORTH DOWNTOWN & MARTHA JEFFERSON EQUITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD ANALYSIS
TRANSPORTATION, EDUCATION, AND JOBS
PLAC 4010 INC: Inclusive Charlottesville Neighborhood Planning Studio Jessica Lin, Martin Millspaugh, and Ashton Looney
Suzanne Moomaw Associate Professor Urban and Environmental Planning firstname.lastname@example.org
HOUSING, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Neighborhood Background: North Downtown & Martha Jefferson neighborhoods are located at the North and East ends of Charlottesville. Both are neighborhoods with areas of urban density and others of suburban density. The neighborhoods are well versified with zones of commercial, residential, and mixed-use.
PRECEDENT ANALYSIS: NORTH DOWNTOWN & MARTHA JEFFERSON PLAC 4010 INC: INCLUSIVE CHARLOTTESVILLE VICTORIA GLASGOW, KATIE HINES, JESSICA LIN, MARTIN MILLSPAUGH, & RACHEL MOON
TRANSPORTATION: CEBRAS POR LA VIDA, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA POTENTIAL CROSSWALK IMPROVEMENT AREAS ALONG HIGH STREET
BENEFITS: - IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIVITY - DECREASE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC - SLOW DRIVERS - FACILITATE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - ENHANCE AREA’S CHARACTER (PLACEMAKING)
EDUCATION: PEMBROKE PINES PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL, FLORIDA BENEFITS: - BALANCE BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
POTENTIAL PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL SITE
- EDUCATION WITHIN NEIGHBORHOOD - NEIGHBORHOOD VOICE IN EDUCATION - CONVENIENCE
- PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE SCHOOL AND NONPROFIT SOCIAL SERVICES - ENGAGEMENT AND RESOURCES EXCHANGE
HOUSING: BELMONT DAIRY, PORTLAND, OREGON BENEFITS: - PUBLIC + PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - MIXED USE, MIXED INCOME - NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY STORE
“LITTLE HIGH NOT BIG HIGH”
- DEVELOPER + COMMUNITY FACILITATION - FIVE-STORY APARTMENT BUILDING STEPS DOWN TO TWO STORIES, WHERE IT FACES SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES
NORTH DOWNTOWN & MARTHA JEFFERSON PLAC 4010 INC: Inclusive Charlottesville | Victoria Glasgow, Katie Hines, Jessica Lin, Martin Millspaugh, Rachel Moon <Double-click here here to to enter enter title> title> <Double-click
Through our interventions, we aim to make Downtown Charlottesville a place for all, including both those who live there WE a 3-phase process. First, we address the currently exclusive spaces in and those who do not. We will do this through ST M N Sa complete re-design of Emancipation (formerly Lee) Park. This downtown: the parks. Specifically, we are callingAIfor TRE ET and will be a place for all Charlottesville residents to gather new, inclusive park will have a form that better fits its function together. Next, we will focus on improving downtown’s connections to the larger Charlottesville context by improving key intersections. By making these intersections more pedestrian-friendly and creating inclusive public spaces at the edges, those who do not necessarily live downtown will be more inclined to come into the area. Finally, our final phase will concentrate on enhancing multi-modal transportation in the area. Currently, most people who go Downtown get there by driving. However, we can make Downtown more of a place for everyone by renovating the streets to encourage active transportation and adjusting bus routes to encourage public transit. These improvements will all lead to creating an inclusive Downtown Charlottesville.
Phase I: Create Inclusive Public Spaces Downtown EMANCIPATION PARK EXISTING CONDITIONS 1917
Paul McIntire purchases the block within Jefferson, Market, First, and Second Streets, demolishes twostory home and gardens therein, and constructs park space;
McIntire purchases second property and gives it to the city under agreement that the land would always serve as a park, and that no monument but Jackson’s would occupy the property
Also, McIntire commissions a statue of Robert E. Lee and donates the land to the city of Charlottesville
Emancipation Park has become a site of violence and tension in the City of Charlottesville. Currently, it stands in a state of transition.
Jackson statue unveiled by greatgreat-granddaughter of Jackson in ceremony coinciding with large Confederate reunion and parade
Statue depicting Robert E. Lee Statue and his horse, Traveller, installed in Lee Park and unveiled from under confederate flag by Lee’s great-granddaughter in ceremony
In light of recent events, Emancipation Park should be a primary focus in creating inclusive public spaces Downtown. Through our RFP, Emancipation Park can effectively reflect Charlottesville’s true values and community vision in moving forward. ASSET: trees
ASSET: grassy areas
BARRIER: Confederate statue
ASSET: grassy areas
BARRIER: Confederate statue
ASSET: benches BARRIER: stairs
BROAD APPEAL + WELCOME - providing frequent food trucks on sidewalks & corners of the park - informing community members of reasons to be at the park - addressing the challenging topography, making the park more accessible
PRECEDENT: TORONTO, ON LUMINATO: PROMOTING SOCIAL COHESION, JUNCTION BOX (2009) - interactive wall on glass bus shelter that showcases upcoming events, restaurants, and music that people can download and share through devices
INCLUSION + BELONGING - removing the statue, acknowledging the past & informing of history - emphasizing community values and desire to progress forward
PRECEDENT: ROXBURY, MA NUBIAN ROOTS: UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY MURAL (1993) & UPHAMS PEACE MURAL: PEACE, HARMONY, AND SOLIDARITY ACROSS DIFFERENCE MURAL (2006) - community murals that display history, compassion, collaboration, and solidarity - communicates community collective goals and what the neighborhood stands for - can be changing art
CALVIN LEE (2009)
OWNERSHIP OF SPACE + SOCIAL INTERACTION
PRECEDENT: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA IX ART PARK, BEFORE I DIE WALL - community members freely interact with the space and can leave a personal mark
- social furniture - movable furniture - interactive element with park
DOUGLAS OLSON & DOROTHY KOLOMEISKY (2014)
DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE YOUTH COMMITTEE (1993)
DUDLEY STREET & BIRD STREET YOUTH (2006)
Phase II: Improve Intersections & Public Spaces at Edges
9TH STREET & HIGH STREET - EXISTING
ROUTE 250 & HIGH STREET - EXISTING
Wide turning radii encourage traffic to take fast turns. This endangers crossing pedestrians.
Large intersections lead to crashes when cars cannot easily see where there lane is on the other side.
Sharp changes in topography causes cars to speed up and slow down suddenly. The steep elevation also creates blindspots. An undeveloped lot is underutilized except when used for parking. When people park there, they can only reach their destination by jaywalking.
Design Proposals UNDERUSED LOT COVERTED TO PUBLIC SPACE Smaller turn radii and well-marked sidewalks decrease car turning speed and increases pedestrian safety.
REPURPOSED BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES
ASPHALT REPLACED WITH GREENERY
Well-defined lanes and turning guidelines eliminates intersection confusion and creates a safer area.
Creating a park turns the unused lot into an environmental, aesthetic, and recreational space.
A viewing platform with four separate legs allows safe pedestrian crossing for all accessibilities and beccomes a landmark for Charlottesville.
WAYFINDING & ENTRYWAY IMPROVEMENTS
IMPROVED PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS
Dawson’s Row Researcher and 3D Modeler June 2018
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Guoping Huang, PhD Assistant Professor Urban and Environemtnal Planning email@example.com
Professor Huang approached me after graduation and hired me for his virtual reality research project. He aspires to 3D model all of U.Va’s past and existing buildings so that users can experience the University’s changing built environment throughout the years. He commissioned me to model the eight buildings that made up Dawson’s Row, and since all but one have been demolished, my renderings are based off of a handful of photographs from the 1930s and interpreting Sanborn maps. Since the project means to show the evolution of U.Va’s buildings, I am making a model for each instance of architectural change. Reading historical documents has been key to finding out when and what happened to the buildings.
The process has exercised my spatial problem-solving skills and made me grow as a 3D modeler. From learning how organizing components can save hours of work, to shortcuts that have helped me understand how programs operate overall, the work is a challenge that I thoroughly enjoy.
“House F”, Sanborn Map #30. Photo from U.Va Special Collections
Building the Past
Office of African American Affairs, 2018
A compilation of my work completed during my University of Virginia career.