The Heidelberg Project is an internationally renowned art installation and non-profit that has transformed empty lots and abandoned homes in the city of Detroit, Michigan into a block-long artscape. The MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Project team examined the Heidelberg Project as a case study in sustainable neighborhood redevelopment for Post-industrial Cities. Research and design investigations will be applied to the development of the new Heidelberg Cultural Village, a living experiment in transforming the Heidelberg Project into a self-sustaining, art-based community. The team contributed to the conceptual vision of the Heidelberg Cultural Village by generating:
- a short film documenting a public art event organized by team members at the Heidelberg Project;
- a neighborhood redevelopment plan that proactively manages vacant land and a declining population;
- preliminary site proposals for a healing garden;
- preliminary site proposals for an art-based urban farm; and
- preliminary site proposals for a commercial corridor
Experience generating neighborhood and site scale plans, infrastructure, and design typologies that proactively manage vacant land and declining population.
- Development of a community engagement plan
- Site and neighborhood scale landscape plans
- Interactive, 3D model of the redevelopment process
- Promotional portfolio of research and design products to be used by the Heidelberg Project in grant applications
- Academic paper reflecting on the process of community engagement and design for a post-industrial city.
- Sarah Alward, MLA
- Fai Foen, MLA
- Dana Petit, MLA
- Christian Runge, MLA