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.
Produced by evolveEA's Ashley Cox with assistance from partners, the Allentown Vision 2030 Comprehensive and Economic Development Plan wins Governor's Award for Excellence in the Innovative Planning and Sound Land Use Practices category.
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”. The Breathe Easy Plan and implementation projects demonstrate how a citizen science research project can utilize expertise in the region to empower residents and produce impactful placemaking strategies.
evolveEA led the design process for Bozeman's Bridger View site redevelopment to create workforce housing that can become an example for future projects in the region. We envision a diverse community where people of various income levels, stages of life, and backgrounds can afford to purchase a home. The 63 homes are clustered around common areas, resulting in moderate densities with spaces for community life.
In 2017, evolveEA led a refresh of the Greenways for Pittsburgh plan first developed in 1980. Through extensive research, community engagement, a review of existing greenway programs, and a series of workshops with various City Departments, the team developed a policy guide with recommendations to improve policies around the stewardship, design, development, and management of greenways in the City.