The Arizona Challenge was a design competition that asked applicants to plan a community in the future where there were looming terrorists threats and very little resources here in our Arizona climate. Our group’s solution was to create self supporting communities and to decentralize amenities, services, transportation hubs, and government authorities of a typical town or city. Each level of each individual community had a different identity: urban, suburban and agriculture to embrace diversity and different life styles. Lastly, each community tied into a larger site planning scheme to get the most of out of the surrounding resources of the mountains and local agriculture.
submitted May, 2011