University of Louisville urban planning grad students took a look at ways Louisville could improve its sustainability score by better matching public transportation to jobs and housing and improving walkability and infrastructure.
University of Louisville urban planning grad students took a look at ways Louisville could improve its sustainability score by better matching public transportation to jobs and housing and improving walkability and infrastructure.

UofL Urban Planning grad students were tasked with helping the city of Louisville improve its 4-star rating in the Star Community Rating System, which measures sustainability.

Louisville’s areas needing improvement in this system are easy transportation or walkability to workplaces and availability of affordable housing across the city. Students approached this task by mapping out likely areas for transit oriented development or TODs. 

Check out more about their research below: 

 

 

 

 

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Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.