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Triboro EcoDistrict Millvale

Pittsburgh River Towns Unite to Create Triboro EcoDistrict

Environmental issues do not observe political boundaries. As rivers and valleys tie regions together, they equally bind diverse communities to a shared future. In Pittsburgh, the three river towns of Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg are forging their own connections, and the newly launched Triboro EcoDistrict promises to be a model for neighborhoods around the country. […]

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Larimer Residents

There is No One Voice: The Complexities of Community and Development

People define place.  We know this, because as designers and community builders, we seek to create places that attract people, and eventually future investment. But those working in community development are equally familiar with the tense dynamic of public meetings, and the disjointed processes that are supposed to provide a direct connection to the people […]

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Environmental Justice & Civic Conversation

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again.  Simple, honest, human conversation.  Not mediation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings.  Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.”  — Margaret Wheatley On January 17, 1971, John […]

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