Held over a three day period from April 10th to April 12th, 2014, the South Side Green Infrastructure Charrette was a unique design and visioning event, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Green Infrastructure Network (GIN). The event brough together the region’s most creative design and environmental professionals to design a green link along 21st St, a 12-block corridor that connects South Side Park to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Mon. The goal of the charrette was to create a demonstration district of green infrastructure and green street strategies that can reliably remove stormwater from the region’s overburdened sewer system, improve transportation corridors for all users, and serve as a template for green streets and community green space in Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  We are happy to say that the event was a huge success.  Please explore this website, to view  all of the innovative and creative designs and to meet the design professionals that made it possible.

Design professionals included landscape architects, engineers, planners, architects, ecologists, artists, etc. for the Thursday evening to Saturday evening event.  Below is the opening presentation from the event chair, Joel Perkovich.



Schedule at  a Glance

Friday, February 28th, 2014 Design Participant Ticket Sales Close
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 6-8pm Charrette Kick-off with Community Members
Friday, April 11th,  9am-6pm  Design Teams Work Session
Saturday April 12th, 2014 9am-3pm Design Teams Work Session
  3pm-5pm Public Presentations
5pm-9pm Charette Social at the Brew House Association


Our Sponsors

Our Greenest Sponsors – $1,500

3 Rivers Wet Weather

Brew House Association


Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Hatch Mott MacDonald

UPMC South Side Mercy

Our Greener Donors – $1,000

Michael Baker International, LLC

Our Green Sponsors – $500

Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Studio Phipps

Green Infrastructure Network

American Society of Landscape Architects

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

ACF Environmental

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

North Shore Nurseries

Allegheny Land Trust

Eisler Landscapes

Allegheny County Conservation District

Sodexo Quality of Life Services

The Pittsburgh Green Infrastructure Network (GIN), founded in 2006, is a voluntary network of individuals who advocate for the design and installation of green infrastructure to help create healthy and sustainable Pittsburgh communities.  The GIN is organized by Three Rivers Wet Weather.