Students collaborate to change view of Youngstown

Students have been working on their vision of Youngstown by exploring ideas to re-purpose buildings, creating public spaces, and redesigning the city

The Changing Views exhibit opens at the McDonough Museum in Youngstown, Ohio.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – College students from five universities, including Youngstown State and Kent State, have been working together on plans to revitalize the city of Youngstown.

The students have been working on their vision of Youngstown by exploring ideas to re-purpose buildings, creating public spaces, and redesigning the city.

Their ideas will be unveiled in an opening reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the John J McDonough Museum of Art, on the campus of YSU.

The “Changing Views” exhibit will include videos, projections, and conceptual designs and renderings of the students’ ideas.

“Providing kind of a new idea for what existing structures, historical structures could be turned into, or how maybe some underutilized space can be enhanced for public space and usage and efficiency for the population that is in downtown Youngstown,” said Dominic Marchionda, planner City University.

The exhibition will be on display through July 22.

Other schools participating include Ball State, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Lawrence Tech.

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