Six Key Strategies for Vacant Land in the Future City

March 16, 2016,AEDT

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 | Read More

FUTURE GROUND Finalists announced

November 5, 2014,AEDT

Recently, the Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) kicked off the Future Ground competition in New Orleans, announcing the three finalist teams and launching the initial research phase with a series of events around the city.

VIDEO | Stormwater Management Ecological Services Metrics

June 29, 2013,AEDT

Stormwater is important part of any landscape and even more so in cities.  Cities are striving to understand water and stormwater management and implement water sustainable design principles. This 5 minute video recently posted on vimeo by DBA Inc. gives graphic | Read More

New Orleans Urban Farm hits red tape

January 19, 2011,AEDT

The Viet Village Urban Farm is an integral part of  the rebuilding the community in New Orleans but has hit red tape. The CDC purchased land for the Urban Farm but the land has been disignated by the Army Corp to | Read More

Could Detroit become the City of Urban Agriculture?

November 11, 2009,AEDT

View Larger Map The idea of returning Detroit to farm land is an interesting idea that was recently covered in New Geography(DETROIT: URBAN LABORATORY AND THE NEW AMERICAN FRONTIER, Nov. 4) and New York Times(Plowing Detroit Into Farmland blog post Nov. | Read More