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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Posted By Diane Pham On July 14, 2010 @ 4:15 pm In Air quality,Architecture,Contests,Design for Health,global development,green technology,Green Transportation,Landscape Architecture,New York City,Renewable Energy,social media,Sustainable Building,Urban design,Water Issues,Wind Power,Zero energy | 3 Comments

Build a better burb, design competitions, urban planning, suburban planning, suburban sprawl, green technologies, wind power, solar power, hydroponic farming, urban density, local farming, local agriculture, zero carbon transportation, green transportation, renewable energy, Tobias Holer, Katelyn Mulry, Sven Peters and Ana Serra [11]

Calling out to architects [12], urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb [5] competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban downtowns with more effective uses, forms and practices in planning and design. More than an opportunity to tout conceptual ideas in flashy and unfeasible renderings, this competition aims to take hold of the pressing challenges these communities are facing and turn them into opportunities for economic productivity, environmental sensitivity, social sustainability [13], and beautification.

You can take a look at all the finalists here [14], and be sure to submit a vote [14] for your favorite entry!

+ Build a Better Burb [5]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/build-a-better-burb-competition-revitalizes-suburban-areas/02-aerial-shot-detail-1/?extend=1

[3] Manhattan: http://www.inhabitat.com/nyc

[4] urban planning: http://www.inhabitat.com/urban-design

[5] Build a Better Burb: http://www.buildabetterburb.org/

[6] LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned – A Regenerative Vision for a Living Island: http://vimeo.com/13052474

[7] Pimp My Eco-Ride Contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/15/pimp-my-eco-ride-win-a-strida-sx-limited-folding-bike/

[8] renewable energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/renewable-energy

[9] water: http://www.inhabitat.com/water-issues

[10] waste management: http://www.inhabitat.com/waste-reduction

[11] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/14/build-a-better-burb-competition-revitalizes-suburban-areas/17-downtown-typology-3-new/

[12] architects: http://www.inhabitat.com/architecture

[13] social sustainability: http://www.inhabitat.com/social-design

[14] all the finalists here: http://www.buildabetterburb.org/gallery

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