Archive for Category: Collaboration

Gavin White: Two Roles, One Goal

This blog was written by Cassidy Martin, an intern at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance (GSA) is comprised of 30 non-profit organizations that are committed to improving the greenspace issues that are present in Pittsburgh today. Greenspaces are things such as parks, hiking and biking trails, and

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Blight Bootcamp

Pittsburgh’s First Blight Bootcamp

[dt_sc_h6 class=””]What is Pittsburgh Blight Bootcamp? [/dt_sc_h6] November 7th was the first ever Pittsburgh Blight Bootcamp where residents, nonprofit professionals and government representatives were able to meet, mingle, and educate each other on topics surrounding the issues of vacancy and blight in the Pittsburgh region. Topics ranged from Resident Led Advocacy

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Urban Blight is too Costly to Ignore

[dt_sc_hr_invisible /][dt_sc_fullwidth_section backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” opacity=”” parallax=”” backgroundrepeat=”” backgroundposition=”” paddingtop=”” paddingbottom=”” textcolor=”” class=”” first] Urban blight is often associated with decay, crime and instability. Blighted property is described by the Washington Post as “a contagious affliction.” Vacancy and subsequent blight begins to spread by depreciating adjacent property values, which discourages local

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Greenspace Trolley Tour

In July of 2014, the Greenspace Alliance organized a trolley tour for the newly elected and appointed staff to showcase many of the projects that Greenspace Alliance Member Organizations are part of and highlight the partnerships that allow greenspace work to happen in the City. [dt_sc_blockquote type=”type4″ align=”left”]The Pittsburgh Greenspace Alliance

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