A Parade for Brooklyn: Cultivating Local Flavor for Grand Army Plaza


Land freed up by making Flatbush Ave. the main north/south thoroughfare is used for urban agriculture and a community food system intended to connect culturally diverse local neighborhoods.


  • Flatbush Ave. becomes 2-way north/south auto route; all other traffic moves along Plaza Streets East and West
  • bike lanes added
  • community gardens irrigated with rainwater collection system
  • fruit tree orchard, fitness track, amphitheatre
  • greenmarket site, community center and café

Submitted by

Lori Marie Gibbs, Shin-pei Tsay
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Site Plan: Base map with an accompanying reorganized traffic diagram


Representative Section: The main axis through the site, with diagram representing organization of programs around the axis.


Perspective Drawing: The front of the learning center, how it relates to Prospect Park and Public Library, and one monument in GAP.


Perspective Drawing: Rear of learning center overlooking community garden plots.