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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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Green Infrastructure Atlas

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

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Community Green Zones

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

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Can Dirt Become Soil Again…?

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

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