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innovator spotlight: talk pgh and dr. eckart würzner

a new series I’m always on the hunt online for people who seek to make urban life more attractive and sustainable, whether it’s a nonprofit finding new ways to address infill issues or a community leader making their city greener and more energy independent. This new series will spotlight those…

net zero

no, not the free dial-up internet provider from 2003 Net zero refers to energy. It’s when your home or business has the ability to produce as much energy as it uses. Through multiple means you produce your electricity on-site, essentially giving back whatever you take from the grid. Even if…

community engagement

a vital part of urban infill strategy An infill strategy can be a challenge when it comes to successfully engaging with nearby residents. In order for a strategy to be sustainable, we must get buy-in from residents impacted by these decisions. To obtain this buy-in, we must make sure we…

a more walkable place

Walkability is a buzzword in community development and with good reason. The benefits of walkability are numerous, from health to community engagement—and it’s not just for cities anymore. But what does walkability actually mean? And how do we create walkable communities? a workable definition Walkability is the degree to which…

how urban infill helps the community

before anything, what is urban infill? Maybe you’ve heard the term before, maybe you haven’t. But in order to think clearly on a subject, we must define what urban infill is before we can explain its benefits. Urban infill can be defined as the process of converting unused or underutilized…

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