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City West—Does Revitalizing the Neighborhood Revitalize the People?

Health and wellness start with how people lead their daily lives. If the places we call home are located in neighborhoods which are thoughtfully planned, lifestyles will be inherently healthy. Neighborhoods that are reasonably compact, pedestrian friendly, filled with a mix of uses, and which have pocket parks and other outdoor amenities throughout, enable residents and visitors to lead healthy lives as a part of their normal weekly routine. This is true for all socio-economic circumstances.

This webinar will host two architects who helped design a mixed-income, urban neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio called City West. This 48-acre project was part of the HOPE VI initiative which sought to replace mid-20th Century public housing projects with more urbane places worthy of pride and that uphold community health and wellness.