The Plant

Thema: A model of closed-loop urban food production. Beschreibung: The Plant is working to show what truly sustainable food production and economic development looks like by growing and producing food inside an repurposed industrial building. The Plant will create 125 jobs in Chicago’s economically distressed Back of the Yards neighborhood – but, remarkably, these jobs … Weiterlesen

Energy Bunker

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: Wilhelmsburg’s former air raid bunker has been transformed into a symbol of the “Renewable Wilhelmsburg” Climate Protection Concept. Having languished almost unused since the end of World War II, the monument has now been renovated during the IBA Hamburg and converted into a power plant using renewable forms of energy, with … Weiterlesen

Project 24

Thema: Transforming a derelict, unused and unseen town centre location into a welcoming, vibrant, creative and pleasurable shared space. Beschreibung: Project 24 is a unique temporary art project on Bangor seafront. Project 24 is the new destination for Bangor – it is a creative hub for both residents and visitors. Project 24 includes 12 artist … Weiterlesen

Can City

Thema: Recycling urban waste into something more useful/valuable. Beschreibung: A project based in São Paulo where a mobile foundry operates around the city’s streets. The foundry smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as fuel. The moulds and the finished pieces are all made on location, turning the street into an … Weiterlesen

Hantz Woodlands

Thema: World’s largest Urban Farm planned for the City of Detroit. Beschreibung: Picture oaks, maples, and other high value trees planted in straight, evenly spaced rows. Grass between rows of trees will be mowed regularly, and flowering trees will be planted between streets and sidewalks to create a breathtaking place of beauty each spring and … Weiterlesen

HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee

Thema: Transforming Milwaukee’s Vacant Lots Into A New Agricultural Economy. Beschreibung: HOME GR/OWN Milwaukee empowers residents to transform neighborhoods by re-purposing foreclosed properties into community assets that spark new economic opportunities around local, healthy food production and distribution. It addresses two critical issues facing some of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighborhoods: foreclosures, vacant lots and limited … Weiterlesen

Open Streets Cape Town

Thema: A citizen-driven initiative, working to design and promote streets which embed and generate respect for people, regardless of who they are, and how they move. Beschreibung: Open streets provides an opportunity to create a new environment for “recreation”, both in the sense of activity as well as creativity. Ultimately re-creating how we use our … Weiterlesen

De Ceuvel: On-land harbor rising from a polluted brownfield

Thema: Post-Industrial Land and Discarded Houseboats Transformed into a Creative Eco-Community. Beschreibung: De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was secured for a 10-year lease from the city of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won … Weiterlesen

Urban Air

Thema: A global art-in-public sitework. Beschreibung: Urban Air transforms existing urban billboards into living, suspended bamboo gardens. Embedded with intelligent technology, Urban Air becomes a global node — an open space in the urban skyline. An artwork, symbol, and instrument for a green future. Urban Air has been designed, engineered, and has secured the billboards … Weiterlesen

REVOLVE Detroit – Retail Evolution

Thema: Transforming neighborhoods into vibrant retail districts, revolutionizing the retail recruitment process, creating venues for new business ventures, re-imaging neighborhoods through creative expression. Beschreibung: REVOLVE Detroit is a collaborative program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation that partners with community leaders, building owners, entrepreneurs, and artists to activate vacant storefronts with transformational businesses and art … Weiterlesen