Urban Renewal Catalyst:


Industry has left Bridgeport, CT, leaving behind a decaying urbanism characterized by high unemployment, city-owned vacant lots, and derelict structures. Current redevelopment plans see these things as a burden, rather than a resource. How can we realize the untapped value in these people, places and buildings?


Establish a framework to facilitate bottom-up growth from the existing resources in ex-industrial neighborhoods. Provide economic opportunity to the local population through the establishment of productive connections.


  • Architectural Salvage Center
  • Rentable Office Space
  • Farm to Table Canteen
  • Market Stalls
  • Urban Agriculture Plots

Instructor: Jolie Kerns

Site: Remington Arms Plant, Bridgeport, CT

Term: Fall, 2013