preprintposted on 23.10.2020, 18:01 by Urban Laboratory
The Fall 2007 Urban Laboratory consisted of three studios studying a large urban brownfi eld adjacent to the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood. The studio explored reclaiming and reprogramming this post-industrial urban terrain by reconnecting it to surrounding human and natural ecologies, exploring programmatic scenarios, and designing a piece of sustainable contemporary urbanism. Working in pairs, students examined how the site could be transformed into a new sustainable urban neighborhood combining residential, retail, offi ce, institutional, and research uses. The studio explored the tenets of good urban design, and then attempted to advance them to fi t the requirements of a fi rst-rate twenty-fi rst century “new town” with local, regional and global connectivity.