Team Contact:

Pablo Moyano

The HUB: Hybrid Urban Bioscapes project’s strategy is to carry out a series of prototypical interventions based on the needs and desires of its residents. The team developed a palette of possible interventions that can be implemented in vacant lots. These interventions can be grouped into two main categories: productive landscapes and leisure/recreational areas. The former includes vegetable gardens, pollinator nectaring gardens, papermaking fiber plant beds, low-tech bioremediation sites, biofuel production sites, organic composting areas, apiaries, livestock breeding grounds, poultry farms, rainwater, solar and wind collectors, and storage sheds. The latter includes sitting areas, sidewalks, walking trails, bike paths, playgrounds, sports fields, off-leash dog areas, and bird watching areas. At each vacant lot, quantitative research will be carried out to determine the needs of the local residents. The most relevant intervention will then be chosen from the palette.