Young Architects Studio Competition

What should Pittsburgh look like in the year 2050?

Pittsburgh isn’t just growing again; it’s thriving. It’s a center of technology, innovation, culture, medicine and education, and has been recognized for its environmental stewardship and sustainable design practices. However, it is not a city without its challenges.

In 2014, Pittsburgh was selected as a member of the 100 Resilient Cities. Instituted by Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) whose purpose is to help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Through this process air quality issues, inequality, public health challenges, flash floods, infrastructure failure, and extreme weather were identified as the chronic stresses and acute shocks that challenge and threaten our city. Pittsburgh has come a long way since the days of the booming steel industry that created environmental pollution, but it still has work to do in an effort to go beyond sustainable to become a truly resilient city where all residents can thrive. What creative design solutions would it take to get us there? Read more.