Emma Bock
Living Off the
Neighborhood

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN [L+U OPTION]

EVLU 4012 STUDIO 5

INSTRUCTOR KAMNI GILL

Living off the Neighborhood is an urban design strategy for the abandoned site of Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 64 hectare site has recently been signed over the seven nations of Treaty One to become an urban reserve. Living off the Neighborhood is based off the Indigenous principle of living off the land. The masterplan incorporates mid to high density living and a variety of urban agricultural strategies. As Winnipeg continues to sprawl the city is taking away prime agricultural lands. Living off the Neighborhood is an example of how Winnipeg can incorporate agriculture into its urban fabric and produce enough food to sustain a city locally.