January 10, 2017
Vacant No More: EHPP Students Present Urban Development Solutions
By Ann Lyon Ritchie
Media outlets continue to honor Pittsburgh as being a "most livable" city, and Carnegie Mellon University students have equipped city officials with a tool and research to build on this reputation by tapping into the potential of empty city lots.
Eight Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences seniors—Joe Cossins, Emmett Eldred, Ariel Hoffmaier, Dhruva Krishna, Karyn Michela, Uzoma Nwanko, Alex Pasch and Cullen Wells—offered Pittsburgh City Council a report on anti-poverty research and a decision tree they devised as a planning tool for vacant land. The presentation concluded their capstone project for the Ethics, History and Public Policy (EHPP) major.