Fight for your Right of Way – 2011 Living City Design Competition
Fight For Your Right of Way is about the existing city. It is based on the premise that the city has sound bones, and that by capturing opportunities
from street level to the farmyard and forest, a living city can thrive.
The living city takes a site specific view of its future, while it looks back upon historical decisions that resulted in its current crisis.
Bringing back the streetcar, community sanitation, collective energy sources, and immediate access to nature are the core of its identity.
Some cities will need to abandon what they have become. This example is for a good city - as most are - that strives to be better but needs a
serious kick in the pants.
• Reconfigure the municipal right of way to accommodate circulation, energy production and a connection to nature.
• Improve existing buildings with a second skin that decreases EUI to 30 or below.
• Create a green overlay of native wilds, green streets, and living roofs to reconnect city dwellers with nature and clean stormwater before it
meets major water bodies.
• Generate district onsite renewable energy with photovoltaics on roofs and walls and ground source wells in the right of way.
Read more about the project by downloading the Petal summary