Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Pittsburgh Site Chosen for Urban Land Institute Design Competition

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Pittsburgh Site Chosen for Urban Land Institute Design Competition

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PITTSBURGH

An underutilized parcel of commercial property in Pittsburgh's Strip District has been chosen as the site for the second annual ULI (Urban Land Institute) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The competition for graduate students was created to honor the legacy of urban development pioneer Gerald D. Hines, chairman of the Hines real estate organization.

The competition, which is under way, was made available to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at a North American university, including programs in real estate development, city planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. Through the competition, interdisciplinary teams of students are being challenged to offer practical, workable solutions for the revitalization of the Strip District site.

A $50,000 prize will be awarded to the winning team; and an additional $30,000 will be split among the three remaining finalist teams. The competition site covers more than 57 acres adjacent to the Allegheny River, extending from 11th Street at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to 21st Street; its southern border is Smallman Street. It is the last undeveloped parcel in the Strip District, a former warehouse district transformed into a thriving commercial district of wholesale and retail food markets, restaurants and nightclubs. …

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