Research

Nine Mile Run Greenway Project

The unifying theory of the Nine Mile Run Greenway Project is reclamation as an integrated ecosystem restoration that embraces the complex goal of “nature” in the context of contemporary urban culture. The Society for Ecological Restoration reflects this interdisciplinary complexity—”restoration practices which hold firm to ecological fidelity and embrace social and cultural goals are much more likely to prosper and endure.”

Logo for the 3 Rivers 2nd Nature Project in Pittsburgh3 Rivers 2nd Nature

3 Rivers 2nd Nature (3R2N) addressed aquatic, terrestrial, and social issues of the three rivers and 53 streams of Allegheny County in Western Pennsylvania, conducting an analysis of the green infrastructure (structural elements of a naturally functioning river ecosystem) that provides social, aesthetic, ecological and economic benefit to the Three Rivers Region. The end product was strategic knowledge that helps citizens and decision makers understand the evolving opportunities of the post-industrial waterfront.

Studio for Creative Inquiry LogoThe STUDIO is a center for experimental and interdisciplinary arts in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. Founded in 1989, the STUDIO connects artistic enterprises to academic disciplines across the Carnegie Mellon campus, to the community of Pittsburgh and beyond. The STUDIO’s mission is to support creation and exploration in the arts, especially interdisciplinary projects that bring together the arts, sciences, technology, and the humanities, and impact local and global communities.

http://www.cmu.edu/studio