Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

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.
Urban Planning students pitch ideas to improve Louisville’s sustainability score

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.

By Mark Hebert

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: