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Tulane School of Architecture leaves its mark on PitchNOLA 2012

December 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA— On November 15th, 250+ attendees filled the room at the Propeller Social Innovation Incubator for the 4th Annual PitchNOLA 2012 Lots of Progress competition. 11 Semi-Finalists pitched their ideas for utilizing a vacant or blighted property for community benefit to a live audience and celebrity judges in hopes of winning a cash prize for the purchase of a lot of their choice and implementation of their project. This year’s judges included world-renowned chef John Besh, NORA Executive Director Jeff Hebert and Tulane City Center Director Maurice Cox.

Each of the 11 semi-finalists had three minutes to present three slides to convince the panel of judges that their idea was viable, organizationally and financially sound and would create a benefit for the community. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners received $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively towards the purchase of one or more NORA-owned vacant lots for below-market rate prices to implement their projects.

A Tulane graduate, Cat Kochanski ‘12, won 3rd place for her venture to demonstrate the effectiveness of hydroponic, aquaponic, and aeroponic technologies in providing resources to communities in need.

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