How Would You Design a Better Buffalo?


Do you have an idea or concept for improving a piece of property in Buffalo? Designing to Live Sustainably (d2ls) is encouraging you NOW to enter our competition. Our mission is to use a highly inclusive competition to inspire the public and private sectors to submit YOUR ideas on ways to improve YOUR neighborhood or an area you know is ripe for a real face lift. The competition is open to anyone (professionals and community members, students) who can help create a livable and sustainable Buffalo in the 21st century and beyond.

D2LS seeks entries from every demographic and discipline to be catalysts to drive this conversation. From interiors and new or adaptive re-use built environment to landscape and site plans. From high school through university students to professionals and block clubs. From those who have only a great box of crayons to those with sophisticated design software.

Entrants may enter as a team or individually and are allowed to submit more than one entry. The registration fee is only $40, per submission, whether one person or multiple members work as a team. The submissions will be displayed during the Competition Celebration at the CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street on May 18, 2013. Developers will be invited to meet and talk with the entrants with the hope of moving designs into realty! Please visit to enter the competition and for further information. You can enter NOW and your actual illustration/design is not due until May 3rd. So get in the contest! Thank you.