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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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|
|5pm-9pm||Charette Social at the Brew House Association|
|Our Greenest Sponsors – $1,500|
|Our Greener Donors – $1,000|
|Our Green Sponsors – $500|
|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.|