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Chris Reed and team selected as finalists for Future Ground competition in New Orleans

Future Ground design competition has selected a project by led by Chris Reed, Scott Bishop, and Amy Whitesides (MLA '12) of the Boston-based design firm STOSS Landscape Urbanism with Ann Yoachim (LF '13), Byron Stigge (MDes '05), Jonathan Tate (MDes '08), Kate Kennen (MLA '05), Liz Ogbu (MArch '04), Jill Desimini, Teresa Lynch, and Michael Brady. Team Stoss will focus on developing strategies for New Orleans that build on local energies; that leverage the ecological, infrastructural, and civic values of landscape; and that catalyze new social, cultural, environmental, and economic dynamics throughout the city.

Future Ground is a design competition, sponsored by the Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, inviting multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in New Orleans, transforming abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city.