The UC Coalition for Change (C3) grant program (formerly the UC Community Change Collaborative Equitable Cities opportunity) is a funding opportunity from the Office of Research that builds upon previous Next Lives Here investments in the Urban Futures Pathway. Through this opportunity, the Office of Research seeks to incentivize novel, impactful research, exceptional scholarship, and the production of dynamic creative and performing artworks that address issues of increasing societal significance.
This grant program was open to all UC faculty whose proposed research and activities sought to address the most pressing issues faced by the people in and around Cincinnati and those in communities beyond our region. Applicants submitted a letter of interest that detailed the problem they aim to solve, their approach, and their impact. Then, finalists were invited to submit full proposals and pitch their ideas at a pitch event in competition for up to four $25,000 grants.
Congratulations to the 2023 UC Coalition for Change grantee!
De Peter Yi
School of Architecture and Interior Design
College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning
Cincinnati Reuse Collective
“Cincinnati Reuse Collective is an engaged research and workshop initiative that supports collective action in repairing neighborhoods with past disinvestment. In Cincinnati's West End neighborhood for example, 50% of lots are vacant, abandoned, or unused, while many residents are at risk of housing displacement. Our research seeks to bridge this gap between the need to reuse land with the need for affordable housing and accessible community spaces. We will achieve this through an imaginative hands-on skill building workshop designed to bring together residents with stakeholders across the city around the topic of land and building reuse.”