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Geoff Bliss

Farewell to The Grid: Geoff Bliss

by Geoff Bliss

I began writing for The Grid in December 2012. At this time, I was preparing to move to New York City for employment, having relocated back to Woodstock, NY temporarily in August of that year.I was eager to start wri... Read article

The Big Sort: Essential Reading for Aspiring Urbanists

by Geoff Bliss

Sharing with contemporary masterpieces such as Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone or David’s Brook’s 2004 publication of On Paradise Drive, The Big Sort – written by Bill Bishop in 2009 – delivers a critical examination of ... Read article

Grayscale Cincinnati Seeks to Reactivate Former Brewery Complex

by Geoff Bliss

The former Jackson Brewery stands at 208 Mohawk Street, facing southward with an impressive view of the downtown Cincinnati skyline. The iconic building - with its well-known “METAL BLAST” logo - has maintained an enduri... Read article

U Square Student Development Poised to Open Doors to Public

by Geoff Bliss

The University of Cincinnati campus has grown significantly in recent years - earning national distinction for its campus transformation - achieved through successful visioning and leadership in the last decade. This gro... Read article

Spinning Wheels: Cincinnati Bike Month 2013 & Cincinnati Bike Advocacy

by Geoff Bliss

The Month of May in Cincinnati celebrates cyclists & cycling in all forms - ushering in hundreds of events hosted by local bicycling advocates including the City of Cincinnati, Queen City Bike, Mobo Bicycle Coop and ... Read article

Digging Deeper: The Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour

by Geoff Bliss

American Legacy Tours - located at 1218 Vine Street in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine (OTR) - has continued to gain popularity, media attention and distinction since their opening in 2008. The company, founded by a... Read article

Forgotten History: The Cincinnati Social Unit Experiment

by Geoff Bliss

Brighton - a small, tightly woven community of artists and art galleries, is located Northwest of Over the Rhine and downtown Cincinnati. It retains a ghostly atmosphere - a quiet neighborhood, where age-old nineteenth... Read article

Cincinnati Public Staircases: A Walking History Abandoned But Not Forgotten

by Geoff Bliss

In recent decades, public staircases have been subject to a great deal of controversy in most cities, often viewed as places which are commonly associated with dangerous illegal activities such as crime, drug use, and ev... Read article

Cincinnati's Central Riverfront Urban Design Master Plan Poised to Reach Project Vision

by Geoff Bliss

In the course of the last decade, American river cities have sustained continued interest from policy makers and urban planners who have worked to create targeted opportunities for significant long-term investment and ... Read article

Cincinnati Bockfest Proudly Heralds German Brewing Heritage

by Geoff Bliss

During the twilight of the 1880s, Cincinnati, OH, (the Queen City) was internationally celebrated as one of the most prolific centers for beer brewing in the United States. According to Michael D. Morgan, Author of O... Read article

Urban Art & the New York City Department of Transportation

by Geoff Bliss

New York City, above others, has defined itself through an evolving scholarship connected to its rapidly changing street life. This broad conception of street life has been widely debated and discussed from the standpo... Read article

Visualizing Our Shared Urban Ecology Through the Welikia Project

by Geoff Bliss

On the surface, the iconic 200-year-old urban grid of New York City’s Manhattan Island towers over the surrounding hinterland. John Randel Jr., who surveyed & engineered the future of NYC urban growth from 1818-1820,... Read article

Beyond Belief: The Delaney Street Underground in New York’s Lower East Side

by Geoff Bliss

In September 2012, New Yorkers were offered a first glimpse of what the Low Line will look like - New York City’s newest subterranean park, designed by co-founders James Ramsey and Dan Barish. According to the New Yo... Read article

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