Did you know that Pittsburgh’s Hill District is a neighborhood rich with fascinating history, green development, and intriguing reuse projects? Terri Baltimore, of the Hill House Association, has led walking tours of the Hill District to scores of people, including visitors from France, Ireland, England, Brazil, and Peru. Now she’ll lead GBA and its friends on a special tour of the neighborhood.
We’ll begin the afternoon gathered on the patio of the Hill House Kaufmann Center where we’ll enjoy beer, wine, cold lemonade, and appetizers while Terri offers an overview of the community and some of its green and historical highlights. Then we’ll embark on the walking tour. In an effort to see a variety of neighborhood highlights along an easily walkable route, we’ve identified the following locations as our stopping points. But there is so much more to see! So we’ll also hand out a list of additional stops that Terri recommends you check out in your own time, in addition to those we’ll be hitting on the tour.
** Space is limited for this event, so be sure to sign up early! Children are welcome to join their parents on this tour (but remember it’s a walking tour!).
** A portion of the event cost will be donated to the Hill House Association.
4:30 – 5:00 : Food, Drinks, and Networking
5:00 – 6:30: Tour of the Hill District with Terri Baltimore
*To explore the Hill District in the context of its history, culture, and sustainable development.
*To learn about initiatives to develop and improve access to green space the Hill District, including parks and trails.
*To gain insight into the Hill District’s reputation beyond the City of Pittsburgh – its past reputation as a destination for great music, and its current reputation as an example of community engagement for sustainable development.
*To learn about various green building methods being implemented in the neighborhood, from building and material reuse to LEED certification.
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