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Neighborhood Now: South Bronx

Neighborhoods Now | South Bronx: is a collaboration between the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute which seeks to connect NYC neighborhoods hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with design firms in a collective network.

The goal of this interdisciplinary team is to convert underutilized outdoor spaces into sites for local programming and cultural revitalization in 5 community gardens in the South Bronx.

The team is led by community partners Banana Kelly CIA, MVVA INC, The Greenest Fern and BD Feliz.

Sustainability Index Plan (SIP) was created to help gardens manage sustainability goals and reporting.

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Sustainable Design


South Bronx


Fall 2020-Spring 2021

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