City of Pittsburgh, PA (Pittsburgh, PA)
Goody Clancy is leading a multi-disciplinary team to develop in-depth studies of economic development and urban design conditions in the Oakland Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, which has an unparalleled combination of academic, medical, and cultural institutions surrounded by a vibrant residential community. Oakland’s academic institutions are also major employers and generators of economic activity throughout Western Pennsylvania including the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Carlow University.
The city is using these studies to plan for the future of innovation in this growing district and expand equity and inclusion.
- Economic Development Study—What is happening today in Oakland’s market, what is the development potential under existing conditions, what are challenges to realizing economic and community development opportunities (e.g., housing affordability, workforce training, supporting local entrepreneurship), and what trends locally, regionally and nationally/internationally are likely to shape Oakland’s development over the next 10 years?
- Urban Design Study—What is the existing and potential urban character of Oakland and its subareas, how do recent and planned building projects contribute to this character, and how can future development enhance characteristics recognized nationally and internationally as supportive of healthy, walkable, and sustainable communities?