UDream-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


From 2009 - 2016, the UDream program increased diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh.

Dreaming of New Cities

Many participants have stayed in Pittsburgh, implementing new concepts for neighborhoods, working in local architecture firms and participating in a new local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Before the program began seven years ago, it was a very different city — Pittsburgh had lost its NOMA chapter because there were so few minority architects.

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2016 Leader in Training Fellow Alexis Hayes

Alexis has chosen to work with Neighborhood Allies, a community development organization committed to supporting Pittsburgh neighborhoods through funding, partnerships, and wealth building. Congratulations Alexis!

Melanie Shares her UDream Experience!

Pittsburgh Magazine

Erica was featured in October's Pittsburgh Magazine.  Did you know she loves sports, especially surfing?

UDream Alumni purchase, rehab, and invest in Regent Square 

After concluding the 2011 UDream program, Alicia Crumbley and Riccardy Volcy both secured positions in the Architecture and Construction field. Crumbley and Volcy have stayed in Pittsburgh to pursue their careers, and are rehabilitating their home in beautiful Regent Square.