Wilkinsburg-UDBS - Carnegie Mellon University

Wilkinsburg Project

The work of the Urban Laboratory in Wilkinsburg from 2008-2009 has focused specifically on the Hamnett Place Neighborhood. In the spring of 2009 student and faculty who participated in the Wilkinsburg Studio during the fall have executed design development and construction document services for a tactical demonstration project within that neighborhood, at the Hamnett Homestead Sustainable Living Center (HHSLC). Collaboration with the community in the development of the urban design strategies and demonstration project will involve close partnership with the Institute for Ecological Innovation (IEI), a non-profit, 501c3 Corporation that seeks to model and disseminate sustainable planning strategies and accessible regenerative technologies.