Slag Water History Community Land Changing Landscape

A series of concept boards, reflecting various options for the creation of a public space, are at the heart of the discourse between community members, the steering committee and city planners.

The boards presented are intended to promote a public dialogue on the form and function of stream side public space on the East End of Pittsburgh. Issues of ecological restoration, aesthetics and design are constrained and complicated by issues of infrastructure and utility. This ongoing dialogue, enabled through the city of Pittsburgh and funded by the Heinz Endowments has allowed the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry to develop a program which enables citizen choice.

3d Models by Jimmy Matthew
The slag filled valley and the remaining natural soil hills are an important link between Frick Park (upper Nine Mile Run) and the Monongahela River corridor. Once reconnected, these land areas promote the trail connection of diverse human communities and provide an important biological link (a source of diversity and aesthetic benefit for park users!) allowing a variety of wildlife; fish, reptiles aquatic mammals, and water-birds to flow to and through the expanded park area.

Nine Mile Run Greenway Project
STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Carnegie Mellon University