The University of Kentucky's College of Design received confirmation Wednesday that its project, Kentucky River Cities: Louisville, Paducah, Henderson, will be included in the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam next April.
The architecture and urban planning exhibition, held every other year in Holland, says it "aspires to stimulate a wider discourse on the relationship between our environments and the quality of our lives."
The 5th Biennale will explore new ways of planning and creating more sustainable cities. The exhibition will focus on three cities — Rotterdam, Istanbul, and Sao Paulo, — but will include other examples of innovation around the world, such as the Kentucky project.
College of Design students and faculty, along with professionals from around the world and UK's Center for Applied Energy Research, have been working with community leaders in Henderson, Louisville and Paducah to research and plan ways of revitalizing industrial riverfront districts to boost the local economies.