Archinect - News 2014-07-29T00:54:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/72186785/sunflowers-pocket-parks-and-other-ideas-aim-to-beautify-vacant-lots Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots Alexander Walter 2013-04-29T14:44:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T07:41:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/aca6336c51ca23bddbfe4bc8796505b7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you live in any large &lsquo;rustbelt&rsquo; city in the Midwest, and St. Louis in particular, you&rsquo;re probably all too familiar with the site of vacant lots. Empty land where homes and businesses used to be present a tough challenge for cities. This weekend, ground will be broken on several projects which aim to change the way neighborhoods and cities deal with vacant property. The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition chose five winning designs from 48 design submissions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>