In 2020, undergraduate landscape architecture student Benjamin Nardi received a top award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for his plan to turn a one-acre urban brownfield site into a space filled with native flora and fauna and urban agriculture. His dual goal: responding to the hopes, dreams and concerns of the area’s residents; and connecting them to the land’s watershed roots. “I wanted to give voice to people traditionally without much of a voice. This is their design, not mine,” says Nardi.
"Beauty in the Commonplace,"
Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine: Vol. 2:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/researchmagazine/vol2/iss1/23