The LivingPlace Competition is a product of The University of Vermont class: Catalyzing Ecological Design. With the generous support from the Thoreau Foundation and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, students have developed an ecological design competition to address a growing need- space for experimentation, place-based solutions, and creative community energy.
The place-based competition is focused on creating innovative and buildable solutions to the dynamic intersection of water, food and people.
The word ecology comes from the Greek ‘oikos’ meaning home, and ‘logos’ meaning knowledge. From the root, we can then define “ecological design” as building knowledge of home or creating connection to place. This is what the LivingPlace competition seeks to explore within the context of Burlington, Vermont and the greater Lake Champlain Basin.
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