Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sheraden receives international visitors

Earlier today, PCRG hosted a group of 13 planning students and their professors visiting from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Interested in learning about revitalization strategies being used in post-industrial American cities, the group braved the cold and wind and took a short walking tour of Sheraden. This allowed them to see first hand the efforts under way through PCRG's Reimagining Communities Initiative.

The group was visiting Pittsburgh by way of Youngstown, Ohio,  where they will be staying for two weeks to conduct a studio project that will provide initial ideas, information gathering, and best practice examples from the industrial Ruhr Valley region in Germany for the US 422 Corridor Study Area. They've also planned a similar day trip to Cleveland.

It was a lot of fun showing off some of the great things happening in Pittsburgh's neighborhoods to our new friends from Germany! They were especially impressed with Langley's architecture and the quality of some of the brick homes in the neighborhood.

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