The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from its pedestal in Lee Circle, New Orleans’ most prominent traffic circle in the spring of 2017. Landscape architecture and urban planning firm Spackman Mossop Michaels (SMM) was commissioned | Read More
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
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.
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 | Read More
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
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
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
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 | Read More