Team Bridges - Rethinking Montpelier and Beyond: Bringing a Smart Growth Vision to Vermont's Capital District
The winners of the Net Zero Vermont's Montpelier 2030 Design Competition are working to transform the State's Capital District into a sustainable model for smart growth.
Team Bridges, an interdisciplinary collaboration of eleven professionals from throughout Vermont as well as Boston, Brooklyn, and Pittsburgh, will present their vision for a Capital Corridor linking five towns - Montpelier, Waterbury, Middlesex, Berlin and Barre City. Their design envisions greater public transportation and green infrastructure, more people, and improved quality of life.
The Capital Corridor would be establish a larger natural, economic, political and social system a connected via a 20-mile rail line, potentially linking 1.5 million square feet of State Facilities, people and jobs within walking distance of the rail line. The design would reduce reliance on private cars and parking spaces, while expanding access to rivers, new parks, and a bike/pedestrian path along the river with public art strung along its entire length.
The discussion, hosted by the Gund Institute for Environment at UVM and Net Zero Vermont, will explore sustainable urban planning, design, energy and public engagement to advance Montpelier's efforts to go "Net Zero" by 2030, and to forge closer ties between regional stakeholders.
For more information, contact Nora Shahoud at 656-2906 or email@example.com.