In a Sentence: Teams propose innovative projects that transform vacant lots into assets that advance sustainability.
Duration: November 2, 2012 – April 11, 2013
Awards: Two-year lease of a vacant lot and $5,000 seed funding to implement project. Six project sites to choose from. Up to four awards will be granted.
Implementation: Winning teams will implement and maintain their projects as living laboratories, teaching tools, and regional sustainability assets for two years
For full competition details and evaluation criteria: DOWNLOAD COMPETITION BRIEF
Looking for a team, product or resource? Or just want to share an idea? Visit our IdeaBounce site, a virtual message board for the competition!
First Round Submissions Due: First round submissions include 2-page overview of concept and team qualifications, optional single 8.5×11 format image or 3-minute video. See all first round submissions.
First Round Announcement: Up to 15 teams announced here.
Second Round Charrette: Mandatory charrette and site visit in Old North St. Louis
Second Round Submissions Due: Second round submissions include concept board and tentative implementation plan, optional 3-minute video
February 1 – 28
Public Exhibition: A selection of first round ideas and all second round submissions available for public viewing at the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group gallery
Second Round Announcement: Up to 8 teams
Final Submissions Due: Final concept board including site plan, implementation/maintenance plan, and 2-year project budget
Final Jury Review: Teams present Pecha Kucha style presentation to jury at reception (not open to the public)
Announcement: Winning teams informed (up to four teams)
Final Event: Winning teams present concepts to public at 6:30 pm at Bridge, 1004 Locust St. downtown St. Louis
April 27 – EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Ground-Breaking Ceremony: Community event in Old North St. Louis