August 09, 2017
BNIM's Work on Thunder Valley Regenerative Community Featured in Common Edge Collaborative
Common Edge Collaborative featured a dialogue between Christina Hoxie, BNIM Director of Planning, and Nick Tilsen, Excutive Director of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation.
The dialogue centers on working together to create the Thunder Valley Regenerative Community on 34 acres of land within the nearly three million acres of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota Nation, in South Dakota. The first buildings are taking shape: the Thunder Valley Community Center and Guest House by BNIM will soon break ground, and the first phase of single family homes by Pyatt Studio, with support from engineers KLJ and Studio NYL, have begun construction.
The lessons of the Thunder Valley Regenerative Community can inform how sustainable, climate-change-resilient communities can embrace their values and culture, and address housing shortages while providing high quality affordable housing and programs that grow the local economy, and train community members for the new jobs created.
Read the full interview here.