From the site: Terrains Vagues was established as an independent private initiative; a thinktank escorting vacant urban landscapes during their repositioning. Founded with the belief that cultural concepts can succeed where conventional approaches have not, terrainsvagues incubates vacancy strategies into cultural concepts able to underpin larger scale private investment. Through creative management of vacant land, we inspire new discussion about its future potential – elevating land management from what is a stop gap measure for many cities into the largest opportunity for their reinvention.
The main goal of the project is finding answers to help find a new purpose for the East Side of Buffalo, New York, an area of expanding urban prairie in an otherwise recovering American city.
Terrains Vagues: http://www.terrainsvagues.org/