Winners of the Build a Better Burb Ideas Competition

AgISLAND, designed by the team of Parsons Brinckerhoff, N.Y. (Amy Ford-Wagner, Tom Jost, Ebony Sterling, Philip Jonat, Emily Hull, Will Wagenlander, Meg Cederoth, Melanie George, David Greenblatt, and Melissa Targett). Juror Statement: "Suggests an imaginative new paradigm for relocating low-density, car-dependent commercial development to transit-served downtowns, and thus replacing office parks with organic farms."

Building C-Burbia, designed by the team of the City College of New York Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture Program (Denise Hoffman Brandt, Alexa Helsell, and Bronwyn Gropp). Juror Statement: "A landscape proposition at multiple scales for addressing climate change with an exciting new kind of infrastructure designed to efficiently sequester carbon in plantings."

Levittown: Increasing Density and Opportunity Through Accessory Dwellings, designed by the team of Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects, New York, (Meri Tepper, Ted Porter, Ted Sheridan, and John Buckley) and William R. Morrish, Parsons the New School for Design. Juror Statement: "Cogently elucidates the vast potential of rezoning for accessory dwelling units (‘granny flats’) to increase housing choice within existing residential neighborhoods."

Long Division, designed by the team of the Network Architecture Lab, Columbia University (Kazys Varnelis, Leigha Dennis, Momo Araki, Alexis Burson, and Kyle Hovenkotter) and Park: William Prince. Juror Statement: "Emphasizes the dire need to conserve freshwater resources, provocatively suggesting that only some downtowns should grow into dense and diverse centers, while others might shrink over time."

SUBHUB Transit System, designed by the team of DUB Studios (Michael Piper, Frank Ruchala, Natalya Kashper, Gabriel Sandoval, and Jeff Geiringer). Juror Statement: "Proposes a feeder transit system, intriguingly anchored at public school sites, both reducing commuter car storage in downtowns and providing enhanced civic hubs in surrounding neighborhoods."

Student Winner—Upcycling 2.0, designed by the team of Columbia University School of Architecture and Planning and Preservation (Ryan H. B. Lovett, John B. Simons, and Patrick Cobb). Juror Statement: "Introduces an intriguing ‘bottom-up’ financing mechanism of income pooling to support infill community improvements, amenities, and multi-unit housing options."

People's Choice Award Winner—LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned, designed by the team of Tobias Holler, New York Institute of Technology; Ana Serra, Buro Happold; Sven Peters, Atelier Sven Peters; and Katelyn Mulry, New York Institute of  Technology. Juror Statement: "An impressive, island-wide reorganization of regional governance structure for a carbon-neutral future, comprised of a network of dense centers with agricultural and open space in between."

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