Carnegie Mellon University

Note: For up to date information about the UDream program, including current initiatives to rebuild and relaunch the program, please go to UDream.  


The RCI team is contributing to the current UDream initiative. For additional information about the Remaking Cities Institute, go to Remaking Cities Institute.



From 2009 - 2018, the UDream program increased diversity in the profession of urban design nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh.

Dreaming of New Cities

Many participants have stayed in Pittsburgh, implementing new concepts for neighborhoods, working in local architecture firms and participating in a new local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Before the program began seven years ago, it was a very different city — Pittsburgh had lost its NOMA chapter because there were so few minority architects.

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