UDream-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


(Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities)

UDream strives to increase diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh. 

UDream 2014 Community Presentation to the Hill District!

September 16th @ 6PM | Ammon Recreation Center, 2217 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The current UDream class, made up of ten individuals from various educational and social backgrounds, will once again land in the Hill District to present their preliminary findings on diverse project scenarios that could strengthen and elevate the Hill District landscape. Each project team will elaborate on their respective research and analysis: 

(i) to optimize  “Stop & Stay” spaces, one must understand the implications of direction and movement, i.e., way-finding.

(ii) a concentration of scalable live-work space within the Hill District begins to define itself!

(iii) explore the possibilities of an artist block of static and dynamic space, where existing context is celebrated and innovative notions are crafted.

(iv) understand the catalyst of culture and community, the character of the Hill District: Before development comes social stability! Nurture the social fabric of the Hill District.

(v) the Hill District’s identifable challenging topography sets a precedence for multi-generational living  – engage the street for a continuum of use!

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Critical thinking... Innovative Design... Healthy Neighborhoods

Architecture Building Communities (ABC) Week 

This year over 20 local (Pittsburgh), high school students convened on CMU's campus for an intense, comprehensive urban study. Students teamed up with UDream participants of varying educational backgrounds (e.g., architecture, planning and landscape architecture) to consider site, program, space, structure, and use. Compiling on the site, located in the Hill District, previously analyzed by the UDream participants, the high school students, including one Hill District resident, considered the making of "place."


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UDream Alums purchase, rehab, and invest in Regent Square 

After concluding the 2011 UDream program, Alicia Crumbley and Riccardy Volcy both advanced their stay in Pittsburgh with long-term opportunities in the Architecture and Construction field. The primary intent of both Crumbley and Volcy was to capitalize on the latter mission of UDream by staying in Pittsburgh to pursue their careers. Read more.