UDream-Remaking Cities Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

UDream

(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. 



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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Life After You Dream

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.