The City of St. Louis and Washington University of St. Louis are hosting an innovative competition that puts ideas to action to find a sustainable solution to the issue of vacant land.
In a Sentence: Teams will propose innovative projects that transform vacant lots into assets that advance sustainability.
Duration: November 2, 2012 – April 11, 2013
Process: Assemble a team, select a vacant lot from six candidate sites, propose your vision
Submissions: Three rounds of deliverables of increasing detail
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.
First Round Submissions Due: December 10. First round submissions include 2-page overview of concept and team qualifications, optional single 8.5×11 format image or 3-minute video
Implementation: Winning teams will implement and maintain their projects as living laboratories, teaching tools, and regional sustainability assets for two years.