In the Press

How to survive a COVID winter? Parks are open year-round. Get out and enjoy nature

November 18, 2020

 Michael Machosky November 18, 2020 City Design Snowy path at the Allegheny Observatory in Riverview Park. Photo by Melissa McMasters. Though the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy doesn’t have concrete numbers, the parks are…

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CTGBC Holds Virtual Awards

November 12, 2020

Awards • Green • Up Front CTGBC Holds Virtual Awards Award of Excellence Best in Show winner, Frick Park Environmental CenterNew Haven, CT – On Oct. 29, the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC) held…

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Great Public Spaces in Pennsylvania detailed by planning professionals

November 12, 2020

Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park has been designated a 2020 Great Place in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association.Through its Great Places in Pennsylvania Program, the chapter annually designates…

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The American yellowwood experiment, one year in

November 8, 2020

Almost exactly a year ago, 100 tiny American yellowwood tree seedlings were planted and stood whipping in wintry winds on a sloping hill behind Carnegie Mellon University in Schenley Park.The…

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How goats and the volunteers who love them are saving a popular park

November 5, 2020

They’re keeping invasive plants from taking over Pittsburgh’s Frick Park by doing what comes naturally. For the goats at least!   October 27, 202012:00 pmThis story is part of a…

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‘Man, Beast, Bird’ fountain, 3 other North Side places win restoration grants

October 22, 2020

A North Side fountain built to quench the thirst of horses, riders and birds will be restored with a $50,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The commission awarded…

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A Plaza’s Return

October 10, 2020

MAY 18, 2006 Pittsburgh City PaperHow do you restore a landscape or building that has been many different things over time? Do you freeze it in one particular era, or…

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Parking Lot to Become Paradise at Schenley Plaza

October 10, 2020

JUN 4, 2006  Pittsburgh Post-GazettePitt students have been tossing footballs and Frisbees on it for weeks, but when Schenley Plaza has its official opening this week, it will invite a…

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Munch Goes to Schenley Plaza

October 10, 2020

JUN 22, 2006  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteIn “Big Yellow Taxi,” folksinger Joni Mitchell lamented, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”Upon visiting the newly christened Schenley Plaza in Oakland, one…

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A Park for the People

October 10, 2020

Pop CitySomewhere, Mary Schenley is smiling.Nestled in the heart of central Oakland, a 4.5-acre green oasis bears the name of the 19th-century Pittsburgh heiress who shocked the world and stoked…

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