Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh
Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh was the pilot project of the RCI. In 2006, the RCI was funded by the Heinz Endowments to convene, host and facilitate the interaction of a select group of technology visionaries to think about the future of the Pittsburgh region, and to put at their service our expertise in urban design and community development. Our work begins in Hazelwood, a once thriving but still promising neighborhood located along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh’s southeast end and home to one of Pittsburgh's largest remaining riverfront brownfield sites, the 178-acre ALMONO site.
Released in August 2007, Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh: A Background Study looks at the history and heritage of Hazelwood, its existing conditions, sustainable urban design strategies, and regional institutions with the goal of discovering the development potential of the ALMONO site.
In September 2009, Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh: Urban Design Recommendation for Pittsburgh's Next Big Urban Project (or Executive Summary) was published. The book is a guiding document whose aim is to promote a comprehensive and sustainable urban design-based approach to the revitalization of Hazelwood through the redevelopment of the ALMONO site. The recommendations are the result of a two-year investigation by Carnegie Mellon University’s Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) into the history, conditions and future of Hazelwood. The urban design recommendations incorporate ideas produced by students enrolled in the Urban Laboratory: Community and Urban Design Studio (2007 Hazelwood Studio and the 2008 Hazelwood Studio).
Copies of these reports can be purchased at our online storefront.