The Sustainable Land Lab has received regional and national media coverage, including a feature on National Public Radio’s Marketplace program.

The video below was produced by the Public Affairs Office at Washington University in St. Louis, and features the Sunflower+ Project.


Download a brochure about the initiative and the active demonstration projects

Interview with Phil Valko (WUSTL Director of Sustainability) and Catherine Werner (City of St. Louis Sustainability Director) with KMOX’s Charlie Brennan and Debbie Monterrey – May 21, 2014 on KMOX

Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots, April 26, 2013 on Marketplace

Land Lab competition generates innovative ideas for area’s vacant lots, April 12, 2013 on the St. Louis Beacon

New Ideas for Vacant Land in St. Louis City, April 24, 2013 on KMO

Shipping Container Kitchen Among Ideas for City’s Vacant Lots, February 23, 2013 on CBS St. Louis

Vacant lots: when temporary change becomes transformational, January 15, 2013 on the St. Louis Beacon

The troubled past and possible futures of 1303 Montgomery St.,” January 14, 2013 on the St. Louis Beacon

Wash. U., City Team Up for Vacant Land “Ideas Competition,” November 2, 2012 on the Riverfront Times