Urban Land Institute Picks NOLA For $50,000 Competition

by • January 14, 2015 • NewsComments (2)2759

Photo via ULI (Daniel Lobo).  Aerial view with the competition primary study area outlined in red.

Photo via ULI (Daniel Lobo). Aerial view with the competition primary study area outlined in red.

A site in downtown New Orleans has been chosen as the site for the 13th annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition. The competition provides students with the opportunity to devise a comprehensive design and development program for parts of the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville downtown neighborhoods. The team with the winning proposal will be selected in April and receive $50,000.

The subject site is the area between the Lafitte Greenway, BioMedical District, and I10.

The 2015 competition is designed to simulate an actual urban planning and development scenario, with certain details changed for the purposes of the competition. It is based on a hypothetical situation in which small landowners, residents, local businesses, and others in the area bound by the upcoming Lafitte Greenway, the eastern edge of a new medical district, and crossed by the elevated I-10 highway have come together to create the North Claiborne 10 Neighborhood Improvement Association (NCIA)—a fictional entity created for the purpose of the competition. NCIA is concerned that the competition’s study area is subject to influence from future surrounding developments and has asked for proposals to sustain a growing and thriving community.

Basically, a master plan proposal to turn the neighborhood into a thriving live, work, place neighborhood.

The ULI will review proposals and select four finalists, who will be brought to New Orleans to pitch.  All finalist teams will receive $10,000, with $50,000 going to the winner.

Photo via ULI (Daniel Lobo).  Aerial view with the competition primary study area outlined in red.

Photo via ULI (Daniel Lobo). Aerial view with the competition primary study area outlined in red.

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2 Responses to Urban Land Institute Picks NOLA For $50,000 Competition

  1. […] The Urban Land Institute has selected the four finalists for its Hines Competition and a $50,000 prize. […]

  2. […] University of Maryland team has taken top honors in the Urban Land Institute’s 2015 Hines Competition with its winning plan to transform the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods into a thriving […]

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