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Nov. 29 - PNCIS Demonstration


Jenni King
Carnegie Mellon University

Amanda Leff
University of Pittsburgh

Grant Ervin
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
412-471-3727, ext. 16

Maureen Hogan
Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development
412-471-3727, ext. 13

Media Advisory: Local Organizations Partner To Demonstrate Pittsburgh
Neighborhood and Community Information System for Local and Regional Reps

EVENT: Four Pittsburgh organizations will join forces to demonstrate the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) technology for local and regional government representatives, including Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who will also speak at the event. PNCIS was developed through a partnership between the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development (PPND), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. It is a family of interactive, online mapping tools customized to help government and community organizations find information about neighborhoods that will enable them to take action to revitalize communities. The technology provides demographic, social, property, planning and economic information. The demonstration will include a virtual tour of the Hazelwood neighborhood, followed by a physical tour of the same area.    

In addition to Ravenstahl, speakers will include Ellen Kight, incoming president, PPND; Mark Wessel, dean of the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon; Renny Clark, vice chancellor for community initiatives and chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh; and Sabina Deitrick, University Center for Social and Urban Research, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Community Outreach Partnership Center, University of Pittsburgh.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4.

WHERE: Hazelwood YMCA, 4713 Chatsworth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15207. Limited parking is available in the YMCA parking lot and on-street parking is available on Chatsworth Street. For directions or assistance, contact the Hazelwood YMCA at 412-421-5648.