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Students Showcase Innovative Ideas for Columbus

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Yesterday afternoon, students in OSU’s City and Regional Planning Program presented their “Planning Innovations” class project to a community panel of judges consisting of Mike Brown, Elizabeth Lessner and myself. We were tasked with reviewing video presentations created by 20 students, quizzing them with a bit of Q&A about their project concepts, and then selecting three winners. Their instructor, Kyle Ezell, tasked them with seeking inspiration from around the globe, yet adding their own innovative twist to make their project something unique for the city of Columbus.

The level of quality put into some of these presentations made selecting the winners a difficult decision. The three winners were chosen based on their video presentations, their verbal presentations, how realistically their ideas could be implemented, and how well they handled their Q&A sessions. Below are the three video presentations of the projects that stood out the most to the three judges. All of the videos can be viewed online at youtube.com/user/knowltonosu.

First Place – James Ramey – “Eco-Hood”

Second Place – Christin Doyle – “Bicycle Blue Lights”

Third Place – Matt Martin – “Learning to be Urban Again”

Honorable Mention – Benjamin Kent – “Oh Art”

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