Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sheraden in 1977

In 1977, the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Alliance (a coalition of neighborhood organizations formed in 1969 and no longer in existence), spearheaded a project aimed at gathering important community information and feedback. The result was the release of a document called the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Atlas.

1977 Sheraden Neighborhood Boundaries, defined by residents

It's notable for using resident input to define Pittsburgh's neighborhood boundaries and for laying the foundation of a neighborhood information system. Today, you can easily access all sorts of community information online through the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS).

You can read the Sheraden section of the 1977 Atlas to get an idea of how residents felt about their neighborhood nearly 40 years ago, when the top three issues of concern were poor roads, dog litter, and stray dogs.

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