Grow Your Own City, a proposal by students of the University of Oregon that won first place at the 2013 Timber in the City competition, was conceptualized to address "New York's urban housing needs while exploring innovative uses of wood," writes Bridgette Meinhold. The concept envisions a prefab complex with housing and retail space made of Cross Laminated Timbers, and a factory with photovoltaic skylights that would form the foundation of the complex.

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