The Veronica Rudge Green Prize In Urban Design: The High Line

Photo by Timothy Schenck/Courtesy of Friends of the High Line

Please join us for two days of events in conjunction with the 2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design, awarded to the High Line.

The events begin Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM with remarks in the GSD’s Piper Auditorium from Diane Davis (Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD), Stephen Gray (Assistant Professor of Urban Design, GSD), Elizabeth Diller and Ric Scofidio (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), James Corner and Lisa Tziona Switkin (Field Operations), and Robert Hammond and Joshua David (Friends of the High Line).

These remarks will be followed by a reception in the Druker Design Gallery to celebrate the opening of the exhibition.

The following afternoon, the GSD will host a panel discussion entitled The High Line: A Debate exploring the enduring impact of The High Line.


2017 Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

The 13th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to The High Line in New York, designed collaboratively by James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Piet Oudolf. The prize committee has elected to allot the monetary prize of $50,000 associated with the award to Friends of the High Line, in recognition of the organization’s originating efforts and continued stewardship behind the project.

The High Line, a linear public park built on elevated freight rail on Manhattan’s West Side, has been hailed as a model of urban regeneration and of collaboration across fields and perspectives. In summarizing the deliberation process, the Green Prize jury noted that a great urban-design project is one where multiple actors spanning public and private domains are involved in and committed to lasting urban change.

Read the full Press Release.

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