ENVISION CINCINNATI documents the progression of urban planning in the Cincinnati region from 1925 to the present. In 1925, Cincinnati became the first city in the United States to adopt a comprehensive plan approved by City Council. That plan led to the construction of the Western Hills Viaduct and Union Terminal, and for the first time, the installation of utilities prior to the approval of new subdivisions. The exhibit displays many of the past and present urban planning initiatives which have shaped the city and the region.

Planning organizations that have contributed materials to the full exhibit include:

  • Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation
  • Cincinnati Department of Planning & Building
  • Cincinnati Department of Transportation & Engineering
  • Corporation for Findlay Market
  • Cincinnati Parks
  • Groundwork Cincinnati – Mill Creek
  • Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission – Community Planning
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6
  • Metropolitan Sewer District
  • Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission + Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
  • The Banks Public Partnership
  • University of Cincinnati Office of the University Architect

Our special thanks to the donors who have made this exhibit possible:

  • Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
  • Messer Construction Company
  • Towne Properties
  • Great Traditions Land & Development Company

ENVISION CINCINNATI, originally shown in the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati, is the result of the vision and dedicated effort of Dr. Xinhao Wang. He was ably assisted by Ms. Kazi Jahan and Mr. Krishna Matturi. Mr. Aaron Cowan, director DAAP Galleries, has generously lent his technical, logistical and design expertise. Ms. Connie Dean, Ms. Rosa Smith, Dr. Chris Auffrey, Dr. Danilo Palazzo, Jaren Abedania, Shannon Bowman, Meghan Grabill, Zhe Mu, and Lila Rasoulian also have contributed their time and expertise to this effort.

envisioncincinnati Downloadable description poster.