The Urban Land Institute's Hines Competition has come to an end and of the four finalists brought to New Orleans, the University of Maryland emerged victorious. As you'll recall from our previous coverage, the Hines Competition takes real areas — in this case New Orleans' own bits of MidCity and the BioMedical District — to form a faux neighborhood as a template for imaginative urban planning proposals. The University of Maryland's Crossing proposal includes a streetcar, a green pedestrian path, and a Resilience Center at the heart of it all that attempts to bring locals and tourists together in truly meaningful ways. The University of Maryland will receive $50,000 for their efforts and bragging rights as a school with back to back Hines Competition wins.
· These Are The Four Finalists of the ULI Hines Competition [Curbed NOLA]
· Urban Land Institute Picks NOLA For Hines Competition [Curbed NOLA]