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The University of South Florida, in conjunction with the Downtown Tampa Partnership and the National Endowment for the Arts, invite designers to participate in an international urban design competition.
[re]stitch TAMPA welcomes entrants to envision a new interface between the City of Tampa, Florida and the Hillsborough River. Utilizing Landscape Urbanism as a lens, the competition seeks to refocus the river as a SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ECOLOGIC spine for Tampa.
Portions of Tampa's Riverwalk have been realized. Developments such as Curtis Hixon Park and the new Tampa History Center have provided new access to the Hillsborough River. Similarly, the previous decade witnessed renewed interest in Downtown living. As the riverwalk is further developed, [re]stitch TAMPA seeks design solutions that rekindle an intimate relationship between a city and its river. Beyond merely skirting or crossing the river, urban design schemes will treat infrastructure as a palimpsest fostering balance between built and natural environments. Issues of storm water management will transcend traditional methods of implementation to reveal productive landscapes that promote social and economic sustainability, while issues of ecology will transcend the river to promote green infrastructure throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.