Urban Design

Researchers at Kent State University will investigate urban neighborhood crime hotspots in Northeast Ohio over the next two-and-a-half years, funded by a $474,000 Department of Justice grant.

Kent State University graduate students Jeff Jasinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Matt Dureiko of Stow, Ohio, both enrolled in the architecture and urban design program, placed second in an international design competition. The DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities design competition, sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, asked designers to create a central hub where routes people take to move around downtown could meet. The proposal would boost Miami’s transportation network.