The Northeast L.A. (NELA) Placemaking Design Competition is seeking implementable projects that enhance the neighborhood identity, river revitalization, community health, and public spaces of the NELA river area and its adjacent neighborhoods.

The goal of the competition is to engage NELA stakeholders to transform an idea into a well thought out, implementable plan. Deadline is February 15, 2014.


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Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Acoustic Mirrors

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Acoustic Mirrors

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Acoustic mirrors installed on both banks of the LA River will foster connections between the people and neighborhoods that surround it.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Reclaim the River Day

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Reclaim the River Day

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Community workshops to build tule reed boats and bird-themed kites to paddle down, and fly over, the river on an annual "Reclaim the Rive ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Wayfinding System

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Wayfinding System

Placemaking Design Competition submission: This "NELA-wide" wayfinding project proposes to enhance activities of the NELA riverfront by developing and implementing a shared identit ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Frogtown Ribbon Gardens

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Frogtown Ribbon Gardens

Placemaking Design Competition submission: The project aims to transform the commonly barren planter strips in front of most houses in Elysian Valley into useable areas for food pr ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Live Projection Painting

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Live Projection Painting

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Imagine live projection painting on a grand scale, on site in the natural and man-made amphitheaters along the Los Angeles River to re-in ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Fig/26 Intersection Pilot

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Fig/26 Intersection Pilot

Placemaking Design Competition submission: The Fig/26 River Intersection Pilot Project is a proposal to enhance the existing intersection at Figueroa Street and Avenue 26 to create ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Bike Path Loopification

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Bike Path Loopification

Placemaking Design Competition submission: We use the NE side of the river bike path to get everywhere, but it's not a complete loop, we have to hop off under the Fletcher AND Glen ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Downey Recreation Center Bike Hub

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Downey Recreation Center Bike Hub

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Downey Recreation Center will be transformed as one of the rivers bicycle hubs, supplying transportation, leisure and a place for social ...