Imagine the pressure of putting together a plan for a two mile section of riverfront in a major city in just a matter of weeks. Now add the stress of presenting that plan to officials from that city. A USF summer class didn't just imagine doing such things--they did it! University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how a group of USF Architecture and Urban Design students created what might just be the next phase of Tampa's Riverwalk.
Although Tampa’s Riverwalk is just 2 miles long, the area around the Hillsborough River is an important part of city officials’ future plans. Those officials have heard from some USF Architecture and Urban Design students who have created new Riverwalk plans for a summer class. They’ll sketch out their ideas, and we’ll get the city’s response on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM.
Lee Hoffman, Tampa's Riverwalk Development Manager, talks about the importance of the area to the city's future plans.
Ashly Anderson, a USF Masters of Urban & Community Design student, says it's not easy to put together a detailed plan for an area like Tampa's Riverwalk in only four weeks. She also talks about the advantages of her experience as an interior designer.
Shannon Bassett, USF Assistant Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, talks about [re]stitch Tampa, an international design ideas competition starting in August. The competition, funded in part by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, is aimed at tying downtown Tampa to the Hillsborough Riverfront.
Shannon Bassett, USF Assistant Professor of Architecture & Urbanism
City of Tampa site
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.