The area between the Lafitte Greenway, BioMedical District, and the interstate will serve as the mock neighborhood for the Urban Land Institute's 2015 Hines Competition. What that means is that grad students (looking at y'all, Tulane!) in the US and Canada will compete in a master plan proposal competition to turn the boundaries of the fictitious North Claiborne Neighborhood Improvement Association into a viable place to work, live, and play. Four teams will be selected next month as finalists. They'll then present their proposals in New Orleans, where prizes totaling $50,000 for the winner. Finalists don't walk away empty-handed, either — they'll all receive $10,000 for their efforts.
· New Orleans Site Selected as Study Area for 2015 Hines Competition [ULI]
· Urban Planning [Curbed NOLA]