Students of the University of Cincinnati Landscape Architecture Program are creating a series of virtual tours of over 30 living architecture projects in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
The students have worked under the direction of Professor Virginia Russell, FASLA, GRP to produce a series of YouTube videos using her database and photo archives. Russell and her students have worked with local practitioners and property owners to confirm visibility, accessibility, benefits, and other aspects of each project to increase public awareness of these important features of the city.
The first volume available for public viewing, timed to celebrate 2021 World Green Roof Day #WGRD2021 on June 6, is Volume I: Downtown, a 7-minute video created by Diana Bolton, MLA ’21, which features seven green roofs of Cincinnati’s downtown area including the Metropolitan Sewer District’s Gest Street facilities, two public schools, an urban park, Macy’s former headquarters, Cincinnati City Hall, and Cincinnati Museum Center.
Future volumes will include the green roofs and walls of the University of Cincinnati, the Northern Kentucky area, and the north, east, and west sides of the city. The virtual tour series will also be accompanied by self-guided walking or driving tours with links to more information about each project.