Kansas, Missouri Students Win Urban Design Contest, $50K

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ A team of graduate students from Kansas and Missouri schools have won a $50,000 prize for coming up with the best redevelopment proposal for the Downtown East area of Minneapolis.

The students from Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City competed against 149 teams to win the Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

After the Kansas and Missouri students were picked as finalists, they visited Minneapolis to refine their project. Last week, they presented their plan to a jury that was made up of national leaders in design and development.

Team adviser Jason Brody says the students had a ``tremendous vision.'' The Kansas State assistant professor says the students' winning plan features a cosmopolitan neighborhood centered on a park space.

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