Larimer: Book 1
preprintposted on 23.10.2020, 18:01 by Urban Laboratory
This fall the Urban Laboratory has collaborated with the Pittsburgh community of Larimer. This historic neighborhood sits in the center of Pittsburgh’s vibrant and resurgent East End. Over the last twenty years Larimer has remained cut-off from the success of the surrounding communities, suffering from extreme vacancy, disinvestment and concentrated poverty.
This studio has explored how physical urban design strategies could address this situation to reimagine and revitalize Larimer.
Collaborating with two major community organizations, East Liberty Concerned Citizens and The Kingsley Association, and working with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, our students have examined two radically different approaches to how the neighborhood could evolve over the next 40 years.