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When Art Creates Community

Urban landscapes represent both the unique ecological challenges of the built environment and the identities of the communities that shape those spaces. Redesigning this landscape to incorporate the natural world not only improves the sustainability of the urban area, but it can also help strengthen the communities that live and work in those spaces. Three […]

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The Punch List – 8/31/18

Life, Liberty Ave. and the Pursuit of Walkability. Prepare to walk in style. Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Envisioning Downtown Initiative is envisioning a new streetscape project on the 900 block of Liberty Avenue, near Point Park University and the August Wilson Center. The “Life on Liberty Streetscape Project” will extend the sidewalk for one year and feature street art, urban […]

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The Punch List – 8/24/18

#PittsburghProud: Ready to feel great about Pittsburgh? The city of bridges was named the second most livable city in the U.S. by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Second only to Honolulu and 32nd in the world, Pittsburgh’s ranking was based on stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education, and infrastructure. Smart Kids Need Smart Parks: Ever wanted […]

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Before I Die, I Want to Create Places that Matter

Pittsburgh is a city of places. Every cobbled alley has witnessed life, each precariously perched house somehow forming a part of our collective memory. It is tempting to understand the built environment as the realization of urban plans and architectural schematics. And in many ways, stones and concrete shape how we interact with space, where […]

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