Six Key Strategies for Vacant Land in the Future City

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Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) have released the key strategies developed through Future Ground, a competition to generate design and policy strategies for vacant land reuse.

Over the course of six months in 2015, the three winning multidisciplinary design teams – NOLEX, PaD, and STOSS – tackled fundamental questions not only about vacant land, but also about creating more equitable cities: How can we build unconventional partnerships to improve quality of life in underserved communities?
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Aitken Place Park – an intimate waterfront retreat for Torontonians

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Aitken Place Park is a 3,000m2 urban park currently being developed within the East Bayfront’s Bayside development – a formerly underutilized industrial area which is being transformed into an active and vibrant mixed use community as part of Waterfront Toronto’s ongoing revitalization efforts.
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The Tiger Glen Garden: A Garden with a Story to Tell

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The Tiger Glen Garden is a courtyard garden in the new wing of the Johnson Museum of Art. The design uses a minimalist palette of stone and moss to evoke an ancient Chinese parable known as the Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen. As such, the garden is not simply a restive place, the design of which is intended to be only pleasing and calming. It is a meaningful place. A garden that has a story to tell.

 

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STUDENT PROJECT | Lions Town, An Ecological Cemetery | Alyssa Hassell, Lauren Ko, William Niendorff

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For this project we designed a new type of urban cemetery on a parcel of land owned by The University of Texas at Austin–the site of the soon-to-be-decommissioned Lions Municipal Golf Course. Existing master plans leave scant green space in favor of dense urban fabric. Our design incorporates neighborhood and city planning into a reimagining of the long term value of the site socially, financially, and ecologically for UT and larger community. Several of our main challenges were: lack of urban cemetery space, hydrology, city densification, and loss of green and historical place. These helped us mold new opportunities for the site.
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Independence Beer Garden | Philadelphia, USA | Groundswell Design Group

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Philadelphia’s hottest open air restaurant, the Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia. Spearheaded by Groundswell Design Group and Philadelphia’s own restaurateur, Michael Schulson, IBG pushed the boundaries of urban revitalization. Groundswell’s ability to reinvigorate underutilized space is showcased with this 20,000 sq ft beer garden.

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Open Hearth Park at the Former Sydney Tar Ponds

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For nearly a century, the shores along Sydney Harbor bordered one of North America’s largest steel mills and coke ovens, making the steel industry an integral part of the region’s economy and culture. But when the plants closed in 2001, they left tons of industrial waste behind, creating a deep wound that divided three neighborhoods from their waterfront and from each other for nearly 13 years. With the community’s strong economic and emotional ties to the site, the landscape architects led a design effort that closed the divide, healed the environmental scar and boosted the community’s reputation and pride.

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A small urban garden for a Buena Vista town home

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The landscape architecture of the Buena Vista project incorporates style and usability for a modern town home in the urban environment. This small 300 square foot urban garden terrace creates a seamless connection from the indoors to the outdoors.
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