HUD Uses Design Competitions to Achieve Policy Goals by @Jared_L_Green

Living Breakwaters / SCAPE Landscape Architecture with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dr. Philip Orton / Stevens Institute of Technology, Ocean & Coastal Consultants, SeArc Ecological Consulting, LOT-EK, MTWTF, The Harbor School and Paul Greenberg In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) " didn’t want to move at the speed of government” in its effort to create more resilient coastal designs in New York and New Jersey, said Marion McFadden, deputy assistant secretary at HUD, at an event at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently. In an attempt to move faster, HUD decided to partner with non-profits and universities running the Rebuild by Design competition as well as the Rockefeller Foundation , which underwrote the competition. Using a little-known feature of the America Competes Act, HUD used the competition to spur gover...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1040721

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