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 three winning multidisciplinary design teams – NOLEX, PaD, and STOSS | 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.

Future Ground | Design & Policy Competition to Develop Long-Term Strategies for Land Reuse in New Orleans

August 7, 2014,AEDT

Van Alen Institute recently announced the international competition Future Ground, and is now accepting submissions from professionals in landscape design, architecture, planning, public policy, and other related fields to develop innovative strategies for vacant land reuse in New Orleans. The competition is supported by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), which owns | Read More

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 information about a New Orleans water management study that was | 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 be ‘jurisdictional’ wetlands which would require the CDC to purchase | 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. 9 based on New Geography article). The New Geography article | Read More

New Orleans Mayor’s plan for Armstrong Park draws criticism

August 5, 2009,AEDT

Mayor Ray Nagin’s Armstrong Park statue plan draws criticism – NOLA.com New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s $3 million vision for Armstrong Park is taking shape. It includes seven large, new sculptures, one of which will be created by renowned artist Elizabeth Catlett, who also did the bronze sculpture of Louis | Read More