Land Lab

Land Lab Conference Series

Join us for Land Lab Homewood

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, join residents of Homewood, greenspace organizations, and GTECH for Land Lab Homewood. Land Lab connects residents with resources to transform vacant lots.

What is Land Lab?

Land Lab is 1- or 2-day workshop, customized to provide community residents with the resources, tools, and information necessary to take meaningful action in addressing blight and vacancy in their neighborhoods. Based on your community’s interests and needs, GTECH will facilitate sessions that provide residents with the steps they can take to get started toward a healthy, green, and resilient community.

Through Land Lab, GTECH will train residents to use impactful technology for citizen engagement, promote opportunities for inclusive community planning and action, and take action on the ground with the PGH Mobile Toolbox.

Land Lab Homewood Program

This community event will feature a morning of networking and resource-sharing, presentations customized to address neighborhood-specific challenges and opportunities, and a volunteer workday.

Schedule for Saturday, April 14:

9:30 am: Ask us your questions!

Check in, get breakfast, and connect with local greenspace organizations. Bring your questions to meet with our “Blight Doctors” for one-on-one consultations about your vacant lot project. We can assist you with land access, code violations, landscape & design, fundraising/grant writing, or other vacant lot-related questions. Even if we don’t have the answer, we will try to connect you with a partner that does!

11:00 am-12:15 pm: Information Session 1: Vacant Property 101

12:15 PM: Lunch

12:30 PM-1:45 pm: Information Session 2: Sustainable Planning

2:00 PM: Volunteer Work Day


Breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you would like to register over the phone our the Land Lab team at (412) 361-2099 ext. 9#.