Culture and the Recalibration of First Ring Suburbs

Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area, Minnesota

Funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the project begins where Green By Addition left off. The website proposal applies on-line shopping and communication logics to open suburban residents to important issues — conceptual, formal environmental and social — that affect first-ring suburbs.

The site was envisioned as a one-stop information source offering specific products, services, regulations and research about sustainability. The site was designed to operate at three scales — the home, in which sustainability informs the actions of residents, the suburban lot, via landscape and ecological practices and the neighborhood, where sustainable practices link homeowners each other and to the region.