Published in the special issue “Impact and Collective Empathy” of the International Journal of Computing Architecture, our article explains how designers and artists can help solve wicked problems like air quality by strategically using technology and computation.
evolveEA is dedicated to Triple Bottom Line success: we measure the impact of our business not only in terms of the economy, but also the environment and social equity. Mission-driven organizations are challenged to find ways to assess our impact that go beyond conventional business metrics and financial reporting standards
The Millvale Air Quality Plan was initiated because the Pittsburgh region ranks in the worst 4% of US cities for air quality, emphasizing a major health risk. As part of their Ecodistrict Pivot 2.0 Plan, Millvale Borough set the goal to become a “clean air community where people can breathe easy indoors and out”. This Plan demonstrates how a citizen science research project can utilize expertise in the region to empower residents and produce impactful placemaking strategies.
evolveEA led stakeholders in crafting the Sharpsburg Community Vision Plan for the town's urban systems, people, and places, rooted in ecodistrict principles. The Plan is the community’s roadmap to shape their future and guide development in the borough for the next 5 to 10 years. It showcases Sharpsburg’s identity, people, culture, and ambitions, and envisions a community of opportunity where all people are connected, thriving, resilient, and empowered to be the best they can be.