Monday, May 9, 2011
Project idea: What kzoo do with abandoned buildings?
One of my favorite organizations in the world is GOOD Inc., an "integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good." Run out of Los Angeles, GOOD's mission is to provide experiences and utilities to serve this community, which is does through a website, videos, live events, and a magazine.
A regular feature of the sight are "projects" which range from "Take a picture of happy stuff on the street" to "Nominate someone awesome for something awesome." In the latest project, GOOD invited followers to submit "plans" on how to repurpose abandoned schools.
Here is the winner... a school repurposed as an urban food center. (Make sure you click on the infographic to enlarge the graphic!) I think it's one idea for vacant buildings that people in the Kalamazoo community would really get behind. What do you think?
PS. Kalamazoo doesn't have any vacant schools yet, does it?