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2023: Activate Scottville

Student-led, Faculty-Guided Project - 2023 (Practicum Project)

Authors: Sebastian Bies, Freddy Horta, Gauri Mhatre, Kole Nicholoff, & Isha Pithwa


The City of Scottville is lacking basic walking infrastructure throughout the city, making it difficult and dangerous for children to walk and bike to school. These same issues have made it difficult for residents to access important landmarks, such as a mushroom factory that is the largest employer in the area. Furthermore, the sidewalk issues, along with excessive parking options, have contributed to an unlively downtown area. This project will help to create a plan for the City of Scottville for reliable and safe walking routes for all residents that can connect important sites, while revitalizing downtown.

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