Connecting Communities and Discovering Hidden Gems: Maximizing Resident Engagement in the Creation of an Urban Trail System

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CONNECTING COMMUNITIES AND
DISCOVERING HIDDEN GEMS:
MAXIMIZING RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT
IN THE CREATION OF AN URBAN TRAIL
SYSTEM
GROWTH THROUGH ENERGY + COMMUNITY HEALTH
PITTSBURGH, PA
National Environmental Justice Conference 2017
March 10, 2017
Who is GTECH?
GTECH invests in the potential of community.
Across the Pittsburgh region, we mobilize residents, local
policy-makers, and like minded organizations to
transform vacant spaces into thriving places everyone
can enjoy.
One Northside
Developed in 2014
Coalition of residents, community anchors, and
nonprofit organizations
Asset-based community development approach
One Northside Consensus Plan – input from 6,000
Northside residents
Priorities: Quality of Place, Employment, and
Education