The Pump House, formerly of the Carnegie Steel Company’s Homestead Works, was home to the Homestead Strike of 1892, an unfortunate, yet significant event in US labor history. It sits among the Sycamore-lined banks of the Monongahela river, overlooking the Carrie Furnace. For over a decade, Rivers of Steel Heritage
With the newly opened Frick Environmental Center, we have one of the world’s greenest buildings as your welcoming starting point for Pittsburgh’s incredible parks.
This blog was written by Thomas Guentner and Ilyssa Manspizer, of Landforce. Nestled near the top of Brighton Heights sits a four-acre parcel of land which once housed St John’s Hospital. Built in 1896 and operational until 1995, St John’s served mill workers in the Northside communities until succumbing to a
Professional conferences can be daunting, especially if you are traveling alone. However, there are many benefits to pursuing these experiences even if they push you out of your comfort zone. Along with expanding your knowledge base, professional network, and professional resources, conferences can offer a so many more (and less
Anyone who has lived in Pittsburgh for the last few decades knows just how much the city has changed in that time.
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
3 Rivers Wet Weather has redesigned and updated the 3RWW Green Infrastructure Atlas, which is part of the RainWays toolset. The new Atlas has been built using ArcGIS Online, and now also has Allegheny County reference datasets, which include street names, parcels, municipal boundaries, aerial imagery, watershed boundaries, and hydrology lines. Pop-up windows
Communities deal with vacant land in many different ways. One way is through community owned and supported land trusts. The Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh has spent a year and a half talking about making this a reality – and pitched it to the City earlier this month. Read more about their proposed
Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch is a soil researcher at Morton Arboretum and assistant professor of soil science at University of Wisconsin. Check out this article, from Deeproot Green Infrastructure about his urban soil studies. Here’s an excerpt: “Soil in the city has no real horizons, and it contains plenty of anthropogenic
Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are 90 of them, after all. Each one has its own charms, and problems, and groups of people working to solve them. But, like individuals, these neighborhoods often focus on their own challenges, and sometimes forget that other neighborhoods are working on very