Station Area Planning enables the Port Authority to strategically manage its facilities and operations, and increase ridership by densifying urban nodes around transit stations and promoting healthy, active, car-free, and affordable lifestyles.
evolve environment :: architecture and Riverlife were honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the “Completing the Loop” plan, which outlines a 10-year vision to connect, enhance, and expand Pittsburgh’s network of riverfront parks, trails, and public green spaces.
This summer, we welcomed Shanice Lam to our team for an urban design internship. A recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Architecture program, Shanice came to Pittsburgh from Hong Kong with thorough green building knowledge and an interest in working with communities and educational institutions.
Like many post-industrial communities, the Larimer neighborhood has seen massive amounts of disinvestment in its residents, organizations and infrastructure. In collaboration with the community, evolveEA articulated a “living cities” vision that examined ways that energy independence, net zero water use, and localized food economies could make the existing community more resilient and attract and sustain equitable development.
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict is now EcoDistricts Certified, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third community in the world to attain this certification! Certified EcoDistricts prioritize Climate Protection, Resilience, and Equity.
The Etna EcoDistrict Plan continues to attract recognition from planning and design associations like the American Planning Association and American Institute of Architects, and has won a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
Over the past year, evolveEA has been assisting the Riverlife Pittsburgh team in crafting a vision to "Complete the Loop" of riverfront trails and parks, and has creatively engaged thousands of people through meetings and online. One of our highlights from this process was the Riverlife StoryMap.