This “complete neighborhood” plan for a legacy downtown neighborhood recovers the full spectrum of land uses to meet the daily needs of its residents at all income levels with varying mobility needs. The plan’s recombinant design approach, integrating ecological engineering, landscape architecture and agriculture with transportation planning and architecture, embeds ecological services in urban design. The plan creates place-based solutions in addressing a rather unglamorous ecology of problems like flooding, stormwater runoff management, growing edible landscapes, public transit, auto-dominance and speeding motorists, lack of walkability, and lot vacancies.


2014 ACSA/AIA Housing Award
2013 AR APA Award


National Endowment for the Arts


Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation

AuthorMatthew Petty