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 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.
by Ben Adler – Grist
Mass transit is becoming more popular in the United States. However, cities often struggle to find funding to build strong public transit systems. Link to full story.
by Ann Friedman – The Atlantic Cities
Cities need to design their public transit systems so that women feel safer using them. Raising awareness of safety issues and providing reliable arrival information could help this. Link to full story.