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In association with University of Arkansas Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

What if Fayetteville’s new development enabled the city to sustain its food budget through a local urban agriculture network? 

Food City devises a model transition vocabulary for developing an urban food production system beyond the scale of the individual garden. The scenario plan envisions the foodshed as an ecological municipal utility, featuring green infrastructure, public growscapes, and urban spaces related to food processing, distribution, and consumption. Food City reclaims a missing middle scale of agricultural land use between the backyard garden and the industrial farm.


2016 AR APA Unique Contribution to Planning Award
2016 ASLA Central States Honor Award
2016 AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
2015-2016 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award
2015 American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award
2015 EDRA/Places Award for Place Design, Planning, and Research
2015 Green GOOD DESIGN Award
2014 American Architecture Award
2014 CNU Charter Awards: Award of Merit for Best Planning Tool
2014 Progressive Architecture Award: Honorable Mention
2013 World Architecture News Award for Urban Design: Shortlist


American Institute of Architects
Clinton Global Initiative
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

AuthorMatthew Petty