Menelaos Triantafillou

Associate Professor Emeritus

Daa Addition

6211

DAAP SOP Emeriti - 0016

6211 DAAP
2624 Clifton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0016

Professional Summary

Menelaos Triantafillou is Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Planning. He became a full-time faculty in 2001 after 30 years of professional practice in planning and urban design. He is the principal of Menelaos Triantafillou and Associates, a planning consultancy specializing in public and private planning and design projects, and he often provides expert testimony in land use and zoning litigation cases. Professor Triantafillou has prepared numerous comprehensive plans; urban design plans, zoning codes, streetscape improvements, and landscape analysis of environmentally sensitive areas. His main mission is to integrate the practice of planning within the academic environment at the undergraduate and graduate programs, to expand teaching, and to help advance instruction and the students' awareness by engaging them in real world projects. Professor Triantafillou teaches studios and seminars in the areas of urban design and physical planning, specializing in urban redevelopment, historic preservation, mixed use developments and place making, visual landscape analysis, and environmental resources analysis. Areas of research include emerging trends in retail developments and their contribution to revitalization and redevelopment, contemporary urbanism and urban design, the pedagogy of place in urban design, urbanization in China, and visual landscape analysis. In 2006, he received the Fulbright Scholars Award for teaching and research and he visited the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the Technical University of Cluj, Romania. As a principal investigator he recently managed a group of students and conducted an urban design studio for the preparation of the Eastern Anyang New Town Conceptual Plan in China. Professor Triantafillou holds a Master of Landscape Architecture form Harvard University, the Bachelor of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and he has studied Law at the National University of Athens, Greece, prior to immigrating to the US. Professor Triantafillou is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the International Society of City and regional Planners, and the Hellenic Association of Landscape Architects.

Education

Master in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design 1976

Bachelor of Community Planning, University of Cincinnati Ohio, 1973

Law School, Greek National University Athens, Greece, 1967

Research Support

2008 Signage Studio, Signage Foundations / Anderson Township $14,500.00

2009 Green County Regional Airport Master Plan, Airport Board $12,000.00

2008 Anderson Township Environmental Assessment and Planning: Floodplain Protection and Land Use; Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure; Extension of Township-Wide Trail and Design Prototype Proposals $14,000.00

2007 -2008 Eastern District New Town Conceptual Plan, City of Anyang, China $110,000.00

2008 City Center East Cincinnati Riverfront Redevelopment Project $25,000.00

2007 Otterbein Living Retirement Community, Otterbein Master Plan, Lebanon, Ohio $13,500.00

2007 Hidden Valley Community, Park Master Plan, Dearborn County, Indiana $4,500.00

2006 Salem Avenue Business District Redevelopment Plan, Anderson Township $14,500.00

2006 Lincoln Heights Community Center Site Plan, Lincoln Heights $3,500.00

2005 Opportunities for Business and Industrial Development, Gary, Indiana $75,000.00

2005 Clough Business District Redevelopment Plan, Anderson Township $3,500.00

2005 Delhi Road Business District Redevelopment Plan, Delhi Township $16,000.00

2004 Mt. Carmel Business District Redevelopment Plan, Union Township $4,500.00

Big Bone Lick Land Use Master Plan, Boone County $3,500.00

Grant: #SRS 006354 Investigators:Triantafillou, Menelaos 07-01-2009 -12-31-2009 Anderson Township (Ohio) Anderson Township 09U Studio Role:PI $6,000.00 Closed Level:Local Government

Grant: #DCA - Signage Studio 09U Investigators:Triantafillou, Menelaos 07-01-2009 -06-30-2010 Signage Foundation, Inc. Signage Studio 09U Role:PI $12,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Edelman, David J. and Menelaos Triantafillou (04-2013. )"International Collaboration in Sustainable Chinese Urban Development" .Environment & Urbanization ASIA, ,4 (No. 1 ),

Edelman, David J. and Menelaos Triantafillou (12-2012. )"Anyang: A Case Study of Foreign University Involvement in Chinese Sustainable New Town Planning" .China City Planning Review, ,7 (No. 4 ),

Edelman, David J. and Menelaos Triantafillou (05-2012. )"A Case Study of Environmentally Sensitive Planning and Urban Design in Provincial China" .Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management (TERUM), ,7 (No. 2 ),

Edelman, David J. and Menelaos Triantafillou (02-2012. )"Foreign University Involvement in Sustainable New Town Planning in Provincial China" .Journal of Urban Management, ,1 (No. 1 ),

Menelaos Triantafillou, Xinhao Wang, Cheng Xiangzhan (05-2008. )"Integrate Aesthetic and Visual Landscape Assessment in Planning for Sustainable Development" .Jiangsu University Journal, ,

Mahyar Arefi and Menelaos Triantafillou (2005. )"Reflections on the Pedagogy of Place in Planning and Urban Design" .Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER), ,25 (75-889 ),

Other Publications

Menelaos Triantafillou, Alan Weinstein (2010. )"The Regulation of Signage: Guidelines for Local Regulation of Digital On-Premise Signs," . National Signage Research and Education Annual Conference Proceedings

Menelaos Triantafillou (2009. )"Integrating the Model Sign Code: Anderson Township Signage Studio," . National Signage Research and Education Annual Conference Proceedings

Menelaos Triantafillou, Xinhao Wang (2009. )"Integrate Aesthetic and Visual Landscape Assessment in Planning for Sustainable Development," .

Menelaos Triantafillou (2005. )"Discourse between Landscape Design and Public Space," . Annual Conference, Proceedings, American Society of Landscape Architects

Menelaos Triantafillou (2004. )"Are Landscape Architects Creating Great Public Spaces? Commentary," .Landscape Architecture Magazine, Vol. 1/04 ,p. 11

Menelaos Triantafillou (2005. )"Where Do We Go From Here?" .Logic,

Menelaos Triantafillou (1998. )"Design On-Behalf of the Landscape," .Art and Landscape, International Federation of Landscape Architects

Presentations

Paper Presentations

Menelaos Triantafillou, Alan Weinstein (10-2010. )"The Regulation of Signage: Guidelines for Local Regulation of Digital On-Premise Signs" .

Edelman, David J. and Menelaos Triantafillou (10-2010. )"Environmentally Sensitive Planning and Urban Design in Provincial China: Opportunities for and Barriers to Sustainable Development" .

Menelaos Triantafillou (10-2009. )"Integrating the Model Sign Code: Anderson Township Signage Studio" .

Menelaos Triantafillou, Xinhao Wang (2009. )"Integrate Aesthetic and Visual Landscape Assessment in Planning for Sustainable Development" .Beijing, China.

Menelaos Triantafillou and David J. Edelman (09-2008. )"A Conceptual Plan for a Metropolitan New Town Extension in Provincial China: Opportunities for and Barriers to Sustainable Development" .

Menelaos Triantafillou and David J. Edelman (07-2008. )"International Participation in Planning and Urban Design in Provincial China" .

Honors and Awards

2010 Professor of the Year College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

2010 Certificate of Appreciation Mayor's Institute for City Design Workshop City of Cincinnati

2009 Declaration of Appreciation College Hill Business Association Sophomore Planning Studio

2007 Commendation from Vice President for Student Affairs and the University of Provost on the recommendation of the Senior Class Officers "as someone who made a real difference in the life of a UC student."

2006 Certificate of Recognition for Sophomore Planning Studio Board of Trustee, Anderson Township

2006 Fulbright Scholar Department of Architecture and Urbanism Technical University of Cluj, Cluj, Romania

2005 Declaration of Appreciation Union Township Board of Trustees for Mt. Carmel Downtown Redevelopment Plan, Studio Project

2004 Perservation Education Award Cincinnati Preservation Association

2002 Metropolitan Planning Council 2002 Burnham Award and Honorable Mention Award Illionois Chapter of the American Planning Association, Will County Land Resource Management Plan, Illinois (one of the three consultants)

2002 Declaration of Appreciation West End Community Council, for pro bono work and studio appreciation in the preparation of community redevelopment plan

Service

School of Planning Urban Design Certificate Committee Member 2014

(School of Planning RPT Committee )Member 2011 -To Present

(School of Planning Curriculum Review Committee )Member 2011 -To Present

Program Development: Planning & Design Collaborative Partnership (PDCP) in the School of Planning 2010

(School of Planning Faculty Search Committee for Urban Design faculty position )Committee Chair 2009 -2010

(School of Planning Director Reappointment Committee )Committee Chair 2010

School of Planning Studio Coordinator for all undergraduate studios 2004 -To Present

School of Planning Faculty Coordinator, DAAPWorks annual Exhibit 2004 -To Present

School of Planning Coordinator, Historic Preservation Certificate Program 2003 -To Present

(School of Planning RPT Committee )Member 2005 -2006

(School of Planning Faculty Search Committee )Member 2005

(School of Planning RPT Criteria Review Committee )Committee Chair 2004 -2006

(School of Planning Faculty Search Committee )2004

(Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee )Committee Chair 2004

School of Planning Student Group Faculty Advisor 2004

Positions and Work Experience

2002 -To Present Associate Professor,, of Planning in Practice, School of Planning,, University of Cincinnati,

2004 - Lecturer,, Architecture and Planning,, Technical University of Cluj,, Romania

2004 - Lecturer,, Architecture and Planning, , University of Oradea,, Oradea, Romania

2003 - Team Professor,, Summer Program in Greece,, Hersonissos, Crete

2003 - Studio lecturer, Urban Design Studio,, Vienna Technical University,, Vienna, Austria

2002 - Visiting Associate Professor,, School of Planning,, University of Cincinnati,

1995 - Lecturer,, Department of Landscape Architecture,, University of Kentucky,

1992 - Professional Training Seminars 'The Role of Trees in the Urban Landscape', Thessaloniki Agricultural and Industrial Institute,, Thessaloniki, Greece

1976 -1986 Adjunct Assistant Professor,, Planning and Architecture,, University of Cincinnati,

Research and Practice Interests

Urban Design and Contemporary Urbanism Pedagogy of Place in Planning and Urban Design Historic Preservation in Planning and Urban Design Inner-City Redevelopment Retail Trends in Planning and Development Landscape Analysis Analysis and Assessment of Urban Spaces

Courses Taught

Contact Information

Academic - 6211 DAAP
2624 Clifton Ave
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45221-0016
Phone: 513-556-4212
menelaos.triantafillou@uc.edu