Student project Feed Toronto: Growing the Hydrofields wins a 2012 National Urban Design Award
Congratulations to recent Daniels graduates Drew Adams, Fadi Masoud, Karen May, Denise Pinto, and Jameson Skaife. The new alumni received a 2012 National Urban Design Award for their student project Feed Toronto: Growing the Hydrofields.
The winning submission re-imagined the city's 8,000-plus acres of hydro corridors as urban gardens that would generate local, organic produce for hungry Torontonians.
"Considering the lost connection between food and urbanism, the students proposed a very elaborate and detailed plan including personal and community gardens, learning and community nodes (integrated with schools and institutions), storage and distribution centres, and larger scale organic farms, each of which address the lofty goals of sustainability and public health in inspired ways," commented the Jury for the awards. "The project proposes highly practical implementation strategies including setting up an enterprise, zoning changes and securing the land."
Feed Toronto was completed in 2010 while Adams, Masoud, May, Pinto, and Skaife were students at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
For more information — including additional renderings — visit the website for the 2012 National Urban Design Awards.
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