The Design Center advocates for the value of good design, planning and public policy to support more livable and sustainable communities in the Pittsburgh region.
The Design Center envisions a region where design is accessible, valued and celebrated throughout diverse and connected communities.
by Nancy Scola – Next City
Nextdoor fills a gap in the social network scene typically focused on friends, family, and co-workers. This website creates an online space for connecting with your neighbors. Link to full story.
by Charles Marohn - Better! Cities & Towns
Bike lanes are becoming more and more popular in the United States. When designing this infrastructure, there are best practices that planners can learn from. Link to full story.
by Greg Scruggs - Next City
Just a few decades ago, Medellín, Colombia was infamous for its drug cartel. Now, however, it is a worldwide model for urban planning. Link to full story.
by Bradley Calvert – Planetizen
For families looking to live in cities, there are few living options. More attractive housing options might be the best way to bring families into urban cores. Link to full story.