Monday, June 1, 2015

Community Design Center's 'Food City Scenario' Wins Two National Awards

Community Design Center's 'Food City Scenario' Wins Two National Awards

This waste-to-energy facility is part of the award winning Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario
By U of A Community Design Center
This waste-to-energy facility is part of the award winning Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Community Design Center received two new awards for a project that seeks to build food sustainability by promoting local urban agriculture.




The project, Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario, won a 2015 Great Places Award in the Planning Category from the Environmental Design Research Association.

It also received a 2015 Green Good Design Award from The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
The Community Design Center led an interdisciplinary team at the University of Arkansas for Food City Scenario, which speculates on what Fayetteville might look like if the city’s growth integrated local urban food production sustainable enough to create self-sufficiency. Fayetteville’s population of 75,000 is expected to double over the next 20 years. In addition, although the region is the most prosperous in the state, it also has one of the state’s highest child hunger rates.

Food City Scenario is an urban agricultural project that aims to weave agricultural urbanism back into the city environment, with the prospect of helping Fayetteville achieve greater food security and resiliency, said Steve Luoni, director of the Community Design Center and a Distinguished Professor.

Read the full article posted on the UA Newswire.

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