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.
Art can knit together the lived experience of neighborhood identity with long term and sometimes abstract principles of community development. The Pittsburgh community of Larimer has been cultivating a local culture of sustainability through ecodistrict planning and has used art and creative placemaking to build capacity around neighborhood stormwater issues, urban agriculture and economic development.
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.
We are excited to welcome a record-breaking Rail~Volution crowd to Pittsburgh this month! As such, we will be using the conference’s hashtag to invite our friends from out of town to take local transit to food and drink spots all around the city.
This project showcases the community's spirit by reimagining the Hill District Centre Avenue Corridor as a meeting place for residents, a welcoming place for visitors, a sharing place for institutions, and a place of exchange for businesses.