2012 DESIGN CHALLENGE | SWEET HOMES CHICAGO
In cities across America, neighborhoods are struggling economically and socially because of high
rates of home foreclosure and financial divestment. This is a critical concern in your city and you are
a designer. What will you do about it?
EXHIBITION | DESIGN WORKSHOP
Austin Public Library, 12.15.2012, 2-4 PM > PDF
2012 DESIGN CHALLENGE WINNER
3 Interventions To Trigger A Self-Sufficient Local Economy in Chicago's Austin > PDF
By Carlyn So
In a world driven by profit, this design puts faith back into the community and its residents to value existing
assets and foster new ones if given nurturing resources. The design is not a specific physical space nor a
feature. Instead, it takes a multi-faceted approach to community planning and infrastructure. The three
interventions proposed require collaboration between various institutions and organizations, an approach
that is inherently holistic and interconnected.
Cicero-Lake Block Proposal/Austin Sustainable Master Plan > PDF
by Eco Vidal Design, Inc.