Community Benefit in Vacant Lot Maintenance Posted on April 4, 2016 by wpengine Share this post RSVP here! GTECH is partnering with UrbanKind Institute (Dr. Jamil Bey), Fourth Economy Consulting, Pitt’s University Center on Social Urban Research (UCSUR), A. Phillip Randolph Institute, City Source Associaties, KRJ Contracting, Landforce, the Hilltop Men’s Group, and YouthPlaces to help redesign the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) vacant land maintenance process. While the URA only owns less than 10% of the publicly owned vacant land in Pittsburgh, we want your input to help ensure more awareness, transparency, and ultimately community benefit. To begin this process, we are convening a series of five meetings throughout the city – co-hosted by the City of Pittsburgh and the Office of Mayor William Peduto, the URA, Representative Ed Gainey, and Representative Jake Wheatley. South – 4.18.16 @ Brashear Center; 6:00 – 8:00 PM East – 4.19.16 @ Kingsley Association; 6:00 – 8:00 PM West – 4.20.16 @ Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center; 7:00 – 9:00 PM Central – 4.25.16 @ Hill House Association; 6:00 – 8:00 PM North – 4.27.16 @ Pittsburgh Project; 6:00 – 8:00 PM Please RSVP here or call 412.361.2099 x0. If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, please take a few moments to provide input here. We look forward to hearing from you!