Green Infrastructure Design Build Studio: Nourishing NYCHA – Building Up Brownsville: Cultivating Community
Students | Sebright Browne, Luis Diaz, PanktiMehta, Aishwarya Mukund, Joseph Dakota Pelly, Kats Tamanaha Faculty | Ray Figueroa-Reyes, Elliott Maltby, Gita Nandan School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment
With NYCHA building blocks in Brownsville, BK in focus, and Green City Force and Universe City as additional clients, the project cultivates community based on the four pillars of water, food, health and wealth. With green infrastructure interventions like rain gardens and permeable paths that manage stormwater, in amalgamation with community gardens and urban agriculture, a circular economy is set up that also creates many green jobs. Numerous design interventions promoting resilient community growth are proposed.