The Green New Deal Superstudio is national conversation about how the framework of the Green New Deal can be translated into actual projects and where, as a matter of priority these projects should take place, what will they look like, who will they serve, and how will they roll out.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) in association with the McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture invites designers to be part of a historic, national event to translate the core goals of the Green New Deal—decarbonization, justice, and jobs—into design and planning projects for their respective regions.
The Superstudio is an open call for designs that spatially manifest the principles and policy ideas of the Green New Deal with regional and local specificity. A national climate plan like the Green New Deal will be understood by most people through the landscapes, buildings, infrastructures, and public works agenda that it inspires. The Superstudio is a concerted effort to give form and visual clarity to the scale, scope, and pace of transformation that the Green New Deal implies.
Participation is open to all design schools, professional practices, individuals, and other design and planning related organizations across the United States. Superstudio participants will join a collaborative network of other participating studios that will have access to a design brief and supporting resources such as lectures, roundtable discussions, and reviews. The concepts and dialogue produced through the Superstudio will be catalogued as part of a curated collection to form a national vision for the Green New Deal that can support policy-makers and advocates to advance Green New Deal ideas and approaches. The Superstudio projects will also inform a national conversation on policy and design at a summit convened by LAF in October 2021.
The Superstudio runs from August 1, 2020 until June 30, 2021. Universities may participate in the Superstudio in the fall semester of 2020 and/or the spring semester of 2021. Other groups and individuals may participate on their own timeline.
Green New Deal Superstudio